Wide world of recycling

Wide world of recycling

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

April 16, 2014

A Scottish recycling firm will have to pay more than $330,000 as punishment for improperly handling material.

Doonin Plant Ltd., based in Scotland, has lost an appeal and faces the landmark fine for illegally burying hundreds of tons of tires and other materials. The company was first issued the fine in late 2012.

In other news, TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based company, that works with brands to recover hard-to-recycle materials, has expanded into New Zealand. The company is partnering there with Mondelez, owner of the Cadbury brand, to develop a system for recycling candy wrappers.

And grocery chain Sainsbury's has launched an Easter-aimed recycling initiative at 50 of its U.K. locations. The collection points allow consumers to drop off plastic eggs and other holiday staples that may not normally be accepted curbside.

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