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Residual waste will continue to be sent to the SELCHP energy from waste plant in south London 26 July 2016

Westminster renews trio of contracts with Veolia

Westminster city council has signed three household and commercial waste and recycling contracts with Veolia, worth a total of £71 million, it has been announced today (26 July). The contracts include a 3.5 year deal to manage dry, mixed and source segregated recycling, another 3.5 year contract for the treatment of food waste...

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Isle of Wight remains ‘committed’ to gasification

 

Isle of Wight council has insisted that plans to develop a 40,000 tonnes-per-year waste gasification plant will not be scrapped - despite sub-contractor Energos entering administration this month. The local authority announced ...

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Steel recycling soars in latest packaging data

 

The amount of steel packaging recycled in the second quarter of 2016 has spiked according to provisional data released by the Environment Agency on Friday (22 July). And, nearly all other materials look on track to meet the ...

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WasteCare takes over Veolia chemical waste site

 

WasteCare Group has completed the purchase of Veolia’s Lower Bank View industrial liquid waste treatment site in Liverpool, the company has announced today (July 25). The site is licensed to treat over 200 tonnes of industrial ...

Local authorities have continued to sign up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter 25 July 2016

Half of Scottish councils agree to Recycling Charter

 

16 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter – which has been set up to promote a consistent recycling system across the country. The initiative has been developed by the ...

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CK Group becomes latest plastics recycler to enter administration

 

CKN Holdings, the parent company of the CK Group of plastic recycling and export companies, has been placed into administration, with two of its sites having been bought by a company run by a former director. The company ...

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Material diverted after fire at Smugglers Way MRF

 

Household recyclable materials from four London boroughs are currently not being accepted at Cory Environmental’s Smugglers Way MRF due to an ongoing investigation into a fire that broke out at the site last night (21 July). The...

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The Week in Waste – 22 July 2016

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we report on delays to the project on ...

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Assessing issues around bio-based polythene

 

Is renewable bio-polythene, or more specifically bio-derived polyethylene, ethically responsible and does it bring any benefits to the environment? James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene takes a look at some of the issues around ...

Reconomy 22 July 2016

Reconomy continues growth with Cory business acquisition

 

Shropshire-based waste services provider, Reconomy, has today (22 July) confirmed the acquisition of Cory Environmental’s national waste brokerage businesses. The group includes UK Nationwide ...

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Assessing issues around bio-based polythene

Is renewable bio-polythene, or more specifically bio-derived polyethylene, ethically responsible and does it bring any benefits to the environment? James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene takes a look at some of the issues around ...

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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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