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Laser-cut aluminum sheet blanks produced at Novelis Nachterstedt for use in automotive parts. Photo: Edelman

Jaguar Land Rover drives circular value chain with REALCAR project

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will incorporate a sustainable aluminium alloy that contains up to 75% recycled content into the manufacturing of all of its vehicles, thanks to a successful collaborative project between the British carmaker and US aluminium can recycler Novelis.

The report also discovered 'widespread theft' of valuable components such as circuit boards and precious metals from waste electronics, resulting in an annual estimated loss between €800m and €1.7bn

Only one third of European e-waste 'properly recycled'

Just one third of all used-but-still-functioning electronics were properly recycled across the EU in 2012, according to a major new study by the UN and Interpol.

Further changes for scrap metal dealers

Mobile scrap metal collectors warned they must have correct licence

Scrap metal dealers including mobile collectors will require licences issued by councils they operate in to ensure material traceability, due to new rules.

The new Act, which will replace the 1964 Scrap Metal Dealers' Act, will provide tighter licensing for scrap metal dealers

Metals recycling legislation replaced for first time in almost 50 years

Today marks a "watershed moment" for the scrap metal industry with the introduction of new legislation.

UK losing out as precious metal waste shipped abroad

The Government has been urged to put a halt to the export of recoverable precious metals as a review of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) legislation draws closer.

Bill passage promises iron fist for metal thieves

The Scrap Metal Dealers Bill, which aims to tackle metal theft, passed through the House of Lords Committee Stage today.

Sister Karen Wall and SITA UK General Manager Steve Wake

Newcastle hospitals and SITA UK double recycling rate

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust saw its year- on-year recycling totals increase from 326 tonnes in 2010-11 to 710 tonnes in 2011-12 following a new partnership with recycling and resource management company SITA UK.

Former Corus steelmaking plant rises from the ashes

Britain's biggest steel plant has restarted production two years after it was dramatically mothballed in Teeside.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (December 06)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see changes to international rules on the storage of carbon under the seabed, a new EU directive on radioactive waste shipping come into force, while Scotland sees new regulations on home energy efficiency that will provide grants for insulation and energy efficiency works.

Turning the tide

After more than a decade of investigation and negotiation, a determined builder has moved a regulatory mountain to turn a polluted old shipyard into a residential complex and marina

The unexpected menace

Martin Petersen recently visited the tsunami-hit region of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to establish short-, mid- and long-term waste-management solutions

Bumper crop

The ELV Directive threatens to increase the number of abandoned cars littering our streets. Peter McCrum finds out what can be done to tackle the problem

Pest control

Fly-tipping in Birmingham was threatening to get out of hand before Operation Cleansweep. Peter McCrum looks at its success

Mayer Parry case sheds new light on metal packaging waste definition

Maria Cull, from law firm Herbert Smith, analyses recent environmental court rulings concerning business

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