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Camden Veolia 30 August 2016

Camden renews Veolia waste contract

Veolia is to continue managing waste and recycling services on behalf of the London borough of Camden, the company confirmed today (30 August). The eight-year arrangement, which could be extended to up to 16 years, is worth an estimated £338 million over its lifetime. Starting in April 2017, the deal will also see Veolia...


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The Viridor Poll

Is Surrey's decision fair to limit householders to taking in one bag of 'repairs' waste for free per day at HWRCs?

ecosurety would like to see packaging producers see PRNs as an 'investment' 30 August 2016

ecosurety project to ‘shake up’ PRN transparency


Packaging waste compliance scheme ecosurety is calling for ‘more transparency’ on how revenue from the PRN system is spent - ahead of a project launch which aims to connect producers with reprocessors. The Bristol-based ...

Councils have expressed concern over the falling waste paper price 30 August 2016

Mixed papers to get further PRN boost in 2017


Just over one third of mixed papers will count as packaging materials in the PRN system after fresh research into the paper grade. This means that more paper PRNs – packaging waste recovery notes worth about £1 each and issued ...

Cheshire West & Chester collects dry recyclables source separated from householders, as well as operating a weekly food waste collection and garden waste collections 30 August 2016

Eunomia names top recycling carbon-saving council


Cheshire West and Chester council has retained the top spot on Eunomia’s recycling carbon index, recording an estimated CO2 saving of 109kg per capita, according to figures published for 2014/15. Resources consultancy...

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Brierley Hill waste site clearance nears completion


Work to clear 25,000 tonnes of waste from the former Refuse Derived Fuel Ltd site in Brierley Hill, Dudley is close to completion the Environment Agency has confirmed. Clearance work has been underwayfor seven months at the ...

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AMCS Group acquires Dutch competitor


Irish recycling and waste vehicle software provider AMCS Group has acquired the Amsterdam-based information technology developer GMT Europe from investment firm Nedvest. GMT produces web reporting, inventory and scheduling ...

A conveyor at one of Restore's new sites following the acquisition 26 August 2016

PHS Datashred sold in £83m deal to Restore


An £83.1 million acquisition has been concluded today (26 August) by Restore plc of PHS Data Solutions which includes PHS Datashred. The deal boosts the shredding work of Restore, propelling its activities into second place in ...

Bywater 26 August 2016

Has ‘theory’ overtaken ‘practicality?’


Responding to recent reports on contamination in recyclable waste and wider industry issues, John Glover, chief executive of London waste and recycling firm Bywaters writes for I entered the industry full...

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Following the path to PRN transparency


James Piper, managing director of compliance scheme ecosurety, outlines his desire to see greater transparency in the flow of funds through the PRN system. In September, ecosurety plans to change the way the waste and recycling ...

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Cut and dried solution

The organics recycling sector is looking to sustainability, and dry digestion could be one of the upcoming trends. For decades anaerobic digestion has been seen as a relatively simple, cost-effective solution for breaking down ...

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News last week that Air Products is to exit the energy from waste sector has come as little surprise to many in the waste industry. “It was inevitable,” tweeted Jarno Stet, waste services manager at Westminster city council...


The latest set of recycling figures shouldn't prompt a panic but they certainly merit a scrutiny of current strategies and approaches. Over the years there have been variations in the amount of green waste collected and this has ...

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Sweetening the pill

The Chancellor’s announcement today that Defra will be spared some of the heavy cuts envisaged over the next five years will cause many in the waste industry to breathe a sigh of relief.