Current news from SAR and the Recycling Industry

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A new inquiry has been launched by MPs into e-waste and the potential development of a circular economy to circumvent an electronic waste crisis.

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The Scottish government has met its annual tree planting targets for the first time.

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Malaysia has announced it will be returning 3,000 tonnes of contaminated non-recyclable plastic waste to nations including the UK, Australia, the US and Canada. The country has stressed that it no longer wishes to be the dumping ground for rich nations.

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2019 sees a new chapter for the James Giddings Rallying team! After all the success that 2018 brought, James will be driving the Castrol Fiesta R2, as part of the prize for winning the 2018 MRF Tyres Fiesta ST Trophy. The prize also includes support from MRF Competition tyres, and a set of racing overalls courtesy of Vital equipment and Torq racewear. The R2 class has for years been one of the most competitive classes in rallying, and provides a good step up on the ladder of opportunity. For 2019 James will be using the car in the Rallye R2 Cup, which runs along the BTRDA series.

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Many millions of tonnes of televisions, phones and other electronic equipment are discarded each year, despite them being a rich source of metals. But now e-waste mining has the potential to become big business.

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Police have warned gangs are stripping cars of catalytic converters with some jacking up vehicles in broad daylight to steal valuable metal. Thieves are cashing in on lucrative prices for rhodium, palladium and platinum in the devices.

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The UK has failed to make progress in meeting battery recycling targets, with lead acid batteries continuing to make up a ‘disproportionate’ share of batteries collected for recycling, G&P Batteries has claimed.

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