Recycling Information

Below are some useful sources of information about recycling, specialist associations and the current regulations and legal requirements that businesses must comply with.



Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK)

Beverage Cartons have a strong environmental story to tell. They are made mainly from wood fibre, a natural renewable resource, and are a low carbon packaging choice which can easily be recycled. The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment … Read more



Alupro (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) is a not-for-profit company which represents the leading aluminium packaging producers and reprocessors in the UK.


Waste containing more than 0.1 per cent asbestos is classed as hazardous/special waste and must be dealt with appropriately

Black & Decker

Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and recycling of Black & Decker products, rechargeable cells and batteries.

Charity Retail Association

Set up over a decade ago, the Charity Retail Association is the only body in the UK that represents the interests of charity retailers.

Communications-Electronics Security Department (CESD)

…can provide advice and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data, and remove it from computers etc sent for recycling.

Compostable PLA Tableware

This is a bit of a minefield!   We all know about the problems with single use plastic, straws, cutlery, food containers etc. The UK government had vowed to ban single use plastics by 2020!  We are still waiting for that … Read more

Compostable Plastic – PLA

PLA can’t be composted at home. There’s mixed advice on how households should dispose of PLA (polylactic acid) packaging.

CTR Group

CTR Group offers businesses a trusted full circle waste management service in the recycling, reuse and resale of a broad variety of materials.


Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.