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AO launches collect and recycle service

3 Jun 2020 |
Robyn White, Letsrecycle

Online electrical retailer AO.com has launched a ‘collect and recycle’ service, where customers and the general public can book to have electrical appliances taken away and recycled.

The collect and recycle service allows people to book a slot for £20 to have appliances collected from households by AO workers. The company said the service was launched to reduce fly-tipping, and comes after a survey AO commissioned which shows that people under the age of 24 are the least likely to recycle.

FEAD, the European federation representing private waste management companies, has told the EU it must step up its investments in waste recycling and treatment capacity as part of its post-coronavirus green recovery plan.

This was followed on 1st June by a letter signed by more than 200 UK business leaders, including the chief executives of Cory, Suez and Veolia, urging Boris Johnson to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan which aligns with the UK’s wider climate goals.

Sharing a House, Sharing Responsibility: Recycling in HMOs

2 Jun 2020 |
Debbie Slater, Local Authorities Collections and Recycling Advisor, WRAP – LARAC Partner

HMOs represent a growing housing trend and understanding the recycling behaviours of sharers is important for understanding overall recycling performance. In November 2019, Resource London (a partnership between the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and WRAP) conducted a ‘deep dive’ ethnographic research study to build a new understanding of the barriers to recycling in HMOs, and what opportunities there may be for LAs to engender behaviour change. In this blog, we share these findings and recommendations with you.

Cromwell Polythene’s manufacturing and recycling division, Cromwell Plastics Recycling, has donated 500 kilos of blue polythene film to a fundraising partnership of volunteers and marine businesses making personal protective equipment for the NHS.

LARAC’s evidence to this enquiry was given in both written and in person at the select committee hearing back in June and is quoted in the evidence they presented to government last September.  Our initial plea at the committee hearing was for closer consultations with local authorities. ...

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