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Wirral council will be introducing one of two proposed food waste recycling schemes 31 August 2016

REA pushes food waste campaign post-Brexit

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is pushing on with its #foodwastecounts campaign for separate food waste collections in the UK amidst Brexit challenges.   The Association, which includes the Organics Recycling Group, said the campaign gained strong momentum leading up to the referendum and despite the challenges of ...


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Notting Hill Carnival took place on 28th and the 29th of August 31 August 2016

News in Brief (31/08/2016)


By George Don   With news on: Notting Hill clean up; Powerday sponsorship deal; Wiltshire clothes drive; UPM safety milestone, and West Oxfordshire food pledge. Westminster and ...

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Neales wins two-year transfer station contract


Neales Waste Management has won a two-year contract extension to manage waste transfer stations on behalf of Lancashire county council. Under the terms of the extension, Neales will manage and operate both Preston and Middleton ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Looking to the future


Garry Johnson, co-director of brokerage firm UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL) reflects on the last 12 months and discusses the company’s growth plans in what continues to be a challenging economic climate. Henry Ford, ...

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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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.