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HGV driver shortages risk causing crisis in the waste sector

The last month has seen a number of headlines focusing on the shortage of HGV drivers currently affecting logistics across the country. Read more

Plastic Free July stresses need for individual responsibility in cutting plastic pollution

This month, the Plastic Free Foundation is running a major global campaign, called Plastic Free July. Read more

Greenpeace report shows need for increased recycling infrastructure in the UK

Last month, Greenpeace published its shocking Trashed report, which claimed that less than 10% of the UK’s household plastic packaging is recycled in the UK. Read more

Earth Day 2021: How can your school get involved?

On 22nd April, Casepak will be joining thousands of individuals and organisations in celebrating Earth Day. Read more

WRAP’s plan for a waste-free world is a promising step for recycling

Recently, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) released 'Our plan for a sustainable planet', an ambitious blueprint to achieve a waste-free world by 2025. Read more

Plastic export regulations are a step in the right direction, but more infrastructure investment is needed

At the start of this month, the EU placed restrictions on non-recyclable plastic waste exports to non-OECD countries. Read more

Casepak is 50!

We are delighted to be celebrating Casepak’s 50th anniversary! 50 years at the forefront of the recycling sector. Read more

Five decades at recycling sector’s cutting edge

Casepak celebrates its 50th anniversary! Read more

Scrub up your bathroom recycling habits

A recent report published by a plastics recycling charity looks at the current recyclability of beauty and bathroom product packaging. Read more

It’s the final straw… for plastic straws in England

Earlier this month a ban on single use drinking plastic straws and stirrers, and cotton buds came into force across England. Read more

It’s Recycle Week 2020

Recycle Week 2020’ is upon us. Read more

UK confirms CEP pledge

The UK has recently renewed its commitment to recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2035. Read more

Life after lockdown and recycling

The Casepak team can be forgiven for thinking Christmas has arrived earlier this year. Read more

Warning over waste crime

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the good nature of many individuals and businesses, it has also highlighted those who have exploited the national crisis. Read more

Think before you throw – contamination rises as COVID continues

As lockdown continues, life at the MRF carries on as we do our best to keep the recycling sector and economy moving. Read more

It’s time to dump fly tipping

Fly tipping is a serious issue, and over recent weeks we’ve witnessed an increase in people dumping unwanted items across the UK. Read more

Waste sector employees are ‘key’ to UK’s operations amid crisis

Waste disposal workers have been given ‘key worker’ status by the Government. Read more

Walsall Council awards Casepak 24,000tpa recycling contract

Walsall Council awards Casepak 24,000tpa recycling contract Read more

All that glitters is damaging our planet

Glitter may look innocent enough, but the sparkly substance is having a damaging effect on our environment Read more

‘Tis the season to sort your recycling!

It's that festive time of year again, so Casepak has put together a comprehensive Christmas recycling wish list... Read more

Yes, we CAN all recycle more

What's the deal with recycling aluminium? Read more

Household recycling – there’s still work to be done

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released the results of its 2019 Recycling Tracker. Read more

Casepak and Leicestershire County Council join forces for new recycling campaign

Casepak is joining forces with Leicestershire County Council for a new campaign to encourage residents to put the right things in their recycling bins...Read more

Is it time to refresh your bathroom recycling routine?

Recycling in the bathroom is easier than you think....Read more

It’s a hole in one at the Bodie Hodges Golf Day!

More than £8,000 was raised at the recent Bodie Hodges Golf Day, where Casepak was one of the sponsors. Read more

Retailer introduces colour-coded recycled plastic trays

This week news broke that Waitrose is set to introduce multicoloured recycled trays for its ready meals...Read more

TEEP: A watching brief

Casepak, like much of the recycling industry, has been following closely the government’s plans to enforce changes upon waste operators ...Read more

Further calls for sector-wide consistency

Earlier this week, Claire Shrewsbury, WRAP’s head of government and communities, delivered the keynote speech at the National Food Waste Conference (27 March), stating there was a ‘mountain to climb’ to meet Defra’s standards within its Resources and Waste Strategy. Read more

Consulting for clarity

This week the government launched a series of consultations relating to its Resources and Waste Strategy. Read more

Recycle Week 2018 has landed!

This year’s Recycle Week runs from 24th - 30th September.Read more

Industry unites to crack down on waste crime

Last year Casepak welcomed a report set out by industry bodies titled ‘Rethinking Waste Crime’. Read more

Ambitious report calls for UK to go beyond EU recycling targets

The National Infrastructure Commission has published its first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), a report which seeks to provide advice to Government on long-term infrastructure challenges over the coming decades. The report sets out a range of recommendations for the waste and recycling sector Read more

The final straw

We have all seen the damage caused by plastic that ends up in our oceans, seas and rivers. It is reported that 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, and as a result there have been calls for a worldwide crackdown on plastic pollution. Read more

Cracking on – the most environmentally friendly Easter egg packaging revealed!

As we gear up to the Easter celebrations, our thoughts (naturally) turn to chocolate Easter eggs. However as much as we love the chocolate, at Casepak we also think about the packaging surrounding many of our Easter treats. Read more

Working together for a more ‘plastic fantastic future’

Another week, another raft of plastics news hitting the headlines. This week saw Buckingham Place announce the Queen's plans to ban the use of plastic straws on all royal estates, in a move thought to be influenced by David Attenborough's documentary, Blue Planet II. Read more

Confused about Christmas recycling collections?

At this time of year there are so many things to organise and think about. So in the lead up to the festive season, the Casepak MRF team thought it would be useful to put together a quick guide to help you understand items that our facility can and can't process, and some useful good practice tips. Read more

Casepak secures 64,000 tonne recycling contract with Leicestershire County Council

Leicester-based recycling and waste management firm Casepak has been awarded a contract by Leicestershire County Council to process up to 64,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recyclables.  Leicestershire County Council put the contract to process the county’s dry recyclables out to tender following the Cabinet’s decision to pass its ‘Dry Recycling Credit Saving Strategy’, which sought ways to reduce the County Council’s expenditure on recycling credits.   Casepak already has existing contracts in place with several Leicestershire waste collection authorities, which will continue to be covered under the terms of the new contract so the transition is expected to be smooth.  The company currently processes a combined 38,000 tonnes per annum of recyclable materials from Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Harborough District Council at its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).   Casepak also manages an additional 6,000 tonnes per annum from Recycling and Household Waste Sites in Leicestershire at its Collections and Processing Facility in Enderby.  In addition, the new...Read More >

Waste crime: If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is

Waste crime costs the waste industry and taxpayers £604 million a year, according to a report by the Environment Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and Environmental Services Association (ESA). Read more

Casepak passes latest MRF Code audit!

We recently had our Environment Agency MRF Code audit at Casepak, and passed with flying colours! Read more

Should primary school children learn about sustainability? Yes, they should!

A new study commissioned as part of Bristol’s year as the European Green Capital, asked 316 primary school teachers whether they believe their pupils should learn about the effects of climate change. As many as 92 per cent said they should, but 73 per cent believe they do not currently have the right resources to teach about sustainability in the classroom. Read more

Celebrating a quarter of a century of service

Last week one of our employees, Wayne Macken celebrated 25 years of loyal service at Casepak. Read more

Blaby village gets set to recognise its stars

For the eleventh year, one of Casepak’s partner councils, Blaby District is holding its Outstanding Achievement Awards. This year the awards take place on Thursday 1st October and Casepak is proud to be the main sponsor. Read more

New year … new ‘King George’ baler

This year has got off to a good start for Casepak with the upgrade of equipment at our Collections & Processing site in Enderby.

I am dreaming of a resourceful Christmas

During Christmas, the majority of UK households generate more waste than usual. A lot of this material can be recycled and turned into a valuable resource. Read more

Honouring Blaby’s community champions

Earlier this month we celebrated local community champions at the Blaby Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester. Read more

We’re investing in team Casepak

Here at Casepak we believe that staff development is one of the most important factors in operating a successful recycling and waste management business and we would like to congratulate our staff on their training success. Read more

Blaby Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014

The 2014 Blaby District Council Outstanding Achievement Awards will be held on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at the Marriot Hotel in Leicester. Read more

Recycling and recovery sector is on the up

The UK Treasury has forecast growth of 3.1% for the waste management sector, and 4% in the recycling and recovery sector for 2013/2014 – positive news for our industry. Read more

Glass recycling targets and PRNs

Last month DEFRA announced that it would reduce the glass packaging recycling target from 81% to 75%, with the new lower target effective for the 2014 reporting period. Read more

What does the MRF Code of Practice mean for you?

It’s been a long time in the making, but from October 2014 MRF operators processing more than 1,000 tonnes of dry mixed recyclables a year will have to comply with the MRF Code of Practice for England and Wales. Read more