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Commission looks to ‘even distribution’ for EfW capacity

The European Commission is to look at ways of utilising surplus energy from waste capacity on the continent, in order to end some Member States’ dependence on landfill. If realised, the plans could potentially mean that there is a greater level of competition to UK exporters of waste fuels from exporters across the continent...

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The Recycle Now campaign will focus on metals and glass recycling in the home in March, April and May 2016 10 February 2016

Recycle Now turns focus to metal and glass

 

Recycle Now – the communications campaign led by WRAP to boost household recycling – will start a three-month drive in March to capture more metal and glass material in the home. As part of the drive, WRAP has made ...

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Appointments round-up (10/02/2016)

 

With news on: Paldeep Bhatti to take lead at Kent Resource Partnership; Ray Burberry to retire from WAMITAB, and; Andigestion appoints business development manager.

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Man jailed for failing to repay waste crime proceeds

 

A landowner who failed to recoup proceeds relating to illegal activities that took place on sites at Pollington and Doncaster between 2008 and 2010 has been jailed for a year. Robert Spencer of Oak Farm, Doncaster, was yesterday ...

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Panda agrees to buy Ireland’s Greenstar

 

Ireland is set to see significant consolidation within its waste management industry, with the announcement that Panda is to acquire most of rival firm Greenstar. The board of Greenstar announced today (February 9) that a ...

Households in Daventry may be in line for a new recycling and waste collection system from 2018 9 February 2016

Daventry to vote on recycling overhaul

 

Councillors in the Northamptonshire borough of Daventry will vote on Thursday (11 February) on proposals to overhaul the council’s waste and recycling collection system. Plans to shake-up the existing collection regime are being...

The research by WRAP aims to boost confidence amongst farmers in the use of compost from garden waste (picture: letsrecycle.com) 9 February 2016

WRAP research aims to build compost ‘confidence’

 

New research has been published in a bid to boost confidence amongst farmers and crop growers in the use of ‘renewable fertilisers’ such as digestate and compost. Published by WRAP,

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Government urged to act on waste data transparency

 

The author of a Ricardo-AEA report on waste data has claimed it would be “naïve” for government to rely on voluntary initiatives alone in providing more transparent waste data reporting. Unveiling the consultancy’s ‘Waste...

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News in brief (09/02/2016)

 

With news on: Shanks and Machinex partner on sorting systems; Lumicom handles WEEE for Scotland roads project; PK Safety provides PPE to Smart Solutions; Suez receives 'outstanding' BREEAM status, and; Viridor installs two Eriez suspended magnets...

The Environment Agency has backed a statement from SEPA on export contamination 9 February 2016

Fibre exporter cracks down on contaminated material

 

Confirmation of a tougher stance by exporters of waste paper or recovered fibre to China in terms of quality has come from Nottingham-based Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises. The company has revealed that it rejected over 400,000 ...

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Municipal waste services: in or out?

Dr Adam Read of environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment examines the issues around private and public sector-run waste services, in the wake of January's Remunicipalisation Conference. Since the 1980s ...

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