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The facility will accept glass from 17 Scottish local authorities, recovering up to 97% of input materials

Viridor unveils UK's most advanced glass recycling facility

Recycling and resources firm Viridor today opened a £25m glass recycling facility in Newhouse, North Lanarkshire.

Wine industry welcomes reductions in glass recycling targets

The wine and spirit industry has welcomed the Government's announcement that the glass recycling targets for businesses will be significantly lowered from autumn 2014.

New glass recycling target unveiled

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed that it is to lower glass recycling targets.

Viridor says this will plant will drive the circular economy

Viridor to unveil £25m glass recycling plant in Scotland

Recycling firm Viridor has announced that it will open a £25m glass recycling plant at Newhouse in Lanarkshire this summer.

Recycled vehicle glass helps make 11.6m bottles in six months

Cracked windscreens collected in the past six months by automotive glazing company, Auto Windscreens, have been turned into 11.6 million bottles.

Aluminium is one of the key materials targeted under the Budget announcement today

Budget 2012: Higher packaging targets announced

Higher packaging targets for plastic, aluminium, steel and glass will come into force from 2013, the Government has confirmed in its Budget today (March 21).

Greater supply chain engagement is required to drive best practice in glass recovery

Pressure mounts for glass packaging responsibility deal

Better supply chain engagement is required if a closed loop economy for glass packaging is to become a reality, industry players have warned.

The glass recycling facility will be one of the most advanced in the world

Europe's most advanced glass recycling plant opens in Scotland

Viridor has developed what it claims is one of the most hi-tech glass recycling facilities in the world with a £6m investment at its Midlothian site.

A case for glass

Recycled glass represents a growing, and as yet largely untapped, market in the UK. Mark Lowe of Aqua Enviro and Dr Nigel Horan of the University of Leeds look at its applications in the water industry

Glass shows promise as filtration medium

Trials taking place at Europe's largest integrated turkey producer show that an innovative reed-bed design, using recycled glass in place of quarried gravel, is successful at treating effluent.

China in hand

China's WEEE regulation is designed to resolve the country's rapidly growing domestic e-waste problem. However, neither this directive nor the EU law on which it is modelled are adequately prepared, as Elius Levin reports

A smashing idea

British Glass explores the benefits of a new web-based system that has revolutionised reporting data on energy and production

Confronting corrosion issues

Jon Burke, marketing manager for Eutectic, looks at particularly high levels of corrosion that can occur in high temperature applications and offers various protection solutions

Recycling sectors focus on boosting performance

WRAP's major role in promoting markets for recyclable materials continues to be reinforced with targets being laid down across eight programmes: five material streams ( paper, plastics, glass, wood and aggregates) and three generic areas (procurement, financial mechanisms and standards and specifications). LAWE Editor Alexander Catto reviews recent developments under the WRAP aegis and reports on progress among industry sector organisations which are driving ahead to hit the UK's formidable recycling and waste minimisation targets

Information on glass recycling opportunities is now available from WRAP

A clearer picture of glass recycling

Comprehensive information on the current and potential recycling opportunities for recovered glass is now available in a major report commissioned and published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

SCOTLAND: Dismal domestic recycling rate in the spotlight

Environmentalists are drawing attention to Scotland's 'lowest of the low' position in the European domestic waste recycling league tables.

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