Easi Recycling Ltd, the York based waste equipment and recycling company, has been acquired by Orwak AB (Sansac), a world leader in compaction and baling solutions for solid waste materials at source. The move will create the UK’s most capable […]

Plastic recycling rates revealed

The Recycling of Used Plastics Association (RECOUP) have released figures obtained from the UK Environment Agency’s National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) showing packaging recycling rates for the second quarter of 2015. The figures show that in the second quarter of 2015 […]

Defra encourage aluminium reprocessors to become accredited

It was reported earlier this month that ALUPRO (The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) were concerned that the returns by those recycling / reprocessing aluminium were not always volunteering the full extent of their activities. DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food […]

Can I recycle this drink’s carton?

Tetra Pak have surveyed some 6,000 consumers across 12 different countries to get their views on their purchasing habits. According to the results more than three-quarters of those questioned claimed that environmentally-sound packaging was a consideration when buying drinks. Tetra […]

Aluminium recycling data gap

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) has expressed concern about the published aluminium recycling rates, fearing they are much lower than the true picture.  So they have embarked on a study to establish a more accurate figure. The shortfall is […]


The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and Valpak, the industry compliance scheme, have joined forces to undertake research into paper and card packaging flow streams. The research will estimate the amount of paper and card packaging being used in […]

Easi Recycling introduces higher capacity tyre baler

York-based supplier of recycling equipment and solutions, Easi Recycling has added a new, high capacity product to its portfolio of balers and compactors. While the company’s range has always included tyre balers, the newly upgraded line now includes the higher […]

Cutting Red Tape

The Government are running a ‘Cutting Red Tape’ programme which allow businesses to point out how complying with legislation can be simplified. As a result of this process many improvements have been made to the bureaucracy (or red tape) that […]

DEFRA facing funding cuts

Along with many other Government departments, DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) have been asked to prepare ways of cutting their spending by up to 40%. Many fear this will affect DEFRA’s ability to deal effectively with waste […]