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A Window Into Glass Recycling

A Window Into Glass Recycling   Glass is one of the most recycled materials in the UK, second only to metal. Made from sand, soda ash and limestone, it is 100% recyclable and can be infinitely reprocessed without losing...

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Is the UK a waste contamination nation?

  17%, or one-fifth, of all UK waste that’s collected and sent for reprocessing cannot be recycled due to contamination, according to historical WRAP data.   Contamination is caused by a number of poor recycling habits, such as items...

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Are you EPR ready?

Several news articles have recently been published suggesting that many companies are unprepared for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) which is set to significantly impact producers or importers of packaged goods from October 2023.   Our simple guide explains...

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How to reduce waste at Christmas

At Yorwaste, we’re as committed to reducing waste as we are recycling it. Christmas is a time for mass consumption – the value of seasonal sales is forecasted to be £82 billion in December 2022, the highest in Europe. With...

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10 Ways to Manage Commercial Waste in Retail

Looking to reduce waste in the retail sector? We have you covered. When it comes to retail waste, packaging is one of the main culprits, ranging from cardboard to single-use plastics. That goes without mentioning things like food waste...

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