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Archive for August 2018

3 Facts About Plastic Packaging Waste

Plastic Packaging Waste

Latest DEFRA Waste Recycling Data  There is a great deal of misinformation about plastic waste.  In this blog, we review three key facts relating to the latest DEFRA data (from 2016) on plastic packaging waste (published in February 2018). The Amount of Plastic Packaging Waste UK households generated 1,015,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2016.  This is…

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Metal Detectors Detecting More Than Treasure

Metal Detectors

Technology Keeping Waste Metal-Free The BBC television series Detectorists has significantly increased the public’s awareness of metal detectors, but many people remain unaware of their importance in the recycling of waste materials. Although the size and design of metal detector used in the recycling industry may be different to those used by the enthusiasts on the television…

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Metal Contaminated Sugar Alert

Metal Contamination

Announcing Metal Contamination Food Safety Alert On the 28th July 2018, the UK Food Standards Agency released a food alert announcing ‘Tereos UK recalls Granulated Sugar due to the presence of small metal pieces‘.  This is the third report of metal being found in food reaching the consumer in 2018 after six metal contamination alerts in…

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