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Defra to consult further on mandatory PBS

4 Dec 2018 |

It has been anticipated that in the new year WEEE schemes will  be required to join the Producer Compliance Scheme Balancing System (PBS).

The PBS is a system set up by compliance schemes to deal collaboratively with requests from councils for collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). It is used in the event that councils have been unable to agree with a compliance scheme to collect the material.

WISH Textile Forum – Textile Industry Health & Safety

4 Dec 2018 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety Spokesperson

I attended a meeting on 12th November with the CIWM, Charity Retail Association (CRA), Textiles Recycling Association (TRA) to look at Health & Safety in the textiles recycling industry. I was not previously aware of this group or the sterling work they were currently involved with.

An hour long webinar to understand how the next generation of waste and recycling software will impact your business and how it can support growth and provide you with a competitive advantage.

As technology in the waste and recycling industry evolves, this webinar will provide insight into three areas; Cloud Services, Business Agility, and Exceptional UX (User Experience).

On Friday 14th December RECOUP are hosting a free half day seminar in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh.

This is an excellent and unique opportunity to hear from leading Scottish and International experts on a range of plastic resource management and recycling learnings and opportunities

Full  information and how to book your place


Plastic Pact offers opportunity for collaboration

23 Nov 2018 |
Duncan Simpson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Valpak

With the government’s new Waste Strategy approaching, big changes are expected for waste producers. In the meantime, many retailers and manufacturers are pre-empting legislative changes by teaming up to push the boundaries through the UK’s voluntary Plastic Pact agreement.