LATEST NEWS Friday 31 October 2014
TEG's Dagenham facility (pictured) was among the recipients of funding from the Green Investment Bank during its first two years in operation 31 October 2014

GIB invests £200m in waste projects in first two years

More than £200 million has been invested by the Green Investment Bank in waste projects since the Bank opened for business two years ago. The initiative, which was set up with around £3 billion of government funding in 2012, identified waste as one of its priority sectors – with a specific ...


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The £500 million eco-park could be operational by 2019 31 October 2014

Peel signals partnership with BWV on Cheshire EfW


Peel Environmental has signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with plant specialist Babcock & Wilcox Volund (BWV) to develop its Ince Resource Recovery Park in Cheshire. The £500 million eco-park, which is to be ...

Axpo Kompogas has developed more than 70 AD plants in Northern Europe and Japan 31 October 2014

Hitachi Zosen Inova to bring Swiss AD technology to UK


Japanese energy-from-waste technology supplier Hitachi Zosen Inova has announced the acquisition of anaerobic digestion plant specialist Axpo Kompogas – a deal that will see the AD supplier enter the UK market for the first time.

Residents are being urged to recycle their Jack O' Lanterns this Halloween 31 October 2014

Residents urged to recycle pumpkins this Halloween


Residents across the UK are being urged to recycle their Jack O’Lanterns once the frightening festivities are over this Halloween. Councils alongside the Love Food Hate Waste campaign and supermarket Sainsbury’s are ...

Veolia's New Barnfield site 30 October 2014

Veolia ‘confident’ of victory in Herts planning dispute


Waste management firm Veolia is ‘confident’ of defeating Eric Pickles in the High Court over his decision to deny planning consent for the New Barnfield energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The firm is due to have its...

Northern HQ 30 October 2014

Healthcare waste firm acquires GW Butler


Lanarkshire-based Healthcare Environmental Group has acquired medical waste company GW Butler (GWB). The acquisition sees the addition of three waste processing facilities to the expanding Group, located in Bradford, ...

L&S has added 12 waste vehicles to its fleet. 30 October 2014

Plant and vehicle round-up


With news on; W&S Recycling baler; Grundon installs bin-weighing device; Tamar buys shredder and trommel; Yotta Mayrise software targets flytipping, and; L&S Waste invests £2m in new fleet  

Stroud district councillor Simon Pickering, chair of the environment committee 30 October 2014

Stroud latest council to consider joining Ubico


Waste and recycling services in Stroud – currently operated by Veolia – could move under the control of local authority-owned firm Ubico Ltd from 2016 under proposals to be considered at a council meeting next week (November 6).

Dry recyclables, refuse and organic waste are all collected on a weekly basis in Hillingdon 29 October 2014

Hillingdon recycling boost ‘made possible’ by DCLG fund


A recent boost in the amount of waste recycled in the West London borough of Hillingdon has only been made possible by finance received under the DCLG weekly waste collection scheme, the council has suggested. Between April ...

Health and safety large 29 October 2014

Fall in waste sector injuries in 2013/14


The number of reported injuries to waste and recycling workers fell to 486 in 2013/14 compared to 528 the previous year, according to the latest injury and ill health statistics published today (October 29) by the Health and Safety Executive...

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DHL Envirosolutions: depot recycling and beyond

With businesses coming under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, DHL Envirosolutions is looking up and down the supply chain to make savings for its customer base. As the environmental compliance ...

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Waste: weighing up the cost

Waste: weighing up the cost

David Adams, managing director of waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the issue of charging customers per-tonne for waste collection. As consumers, we are all used to doing all we can to avoid paying the extra weight ...

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Today's cartoon



28 October 2014

Bowing out

It was to resounding applause that Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik left his final European Environment Council meeting today (October 28). But his final Environment Council appearance – on his proposed package for higher waste and ...

29 September 2014

Off the agenda

Party conference season is now in full swing, with all of the major parties setting out their stalls ahead of the May 2015 general election. Labour fired the starting gun in Manchester last weekend, with the Conservative ...

22 September 2014

Rogerson and RWM

The appearance of Dan Rogerson at the end of the RWM exhibition last week was something of a surprise, confusing and, truth be known, disappointing. The recycling, or resource minister, had already submitted a video address for the start of ...