Wide world of recycling

Wide world of recycling

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

April 9, 2014

Glass recycling stays steady in the EU and Tesco lays out a plan to package eggs in recycled plastic.

The European Container Glass Federation says the EU's glass container recovery rate came in at 70 percent in 2012, the most recent year for which figures are available. The figure is flat compared with 2011.

Materials reclaimers in New Zealand have been particularly frustrated by China's Green Fence customs initiative. Because there is essentially no domestic manufacturing demand for the material, Kiwi firms have had to stop taking in items such as coffee cups and single-use bags that can lead to lower-quality bales.

British grocery chain Tesco is set to start packaging eggs in containers made from recycled PET. The retailer says the new cartons, which replace cardboard products, will lead to fewer broken shells.

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