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Recyclers ‘resilient’ despite economic volatility

In the face of falling stock markets there are ongoing concerns about the Chinese economy and world commodity markets among recyclers and reprocessors. But, there are also reasons to remain resilient and positive, letsrecycle.com  has been told. And, sector experts have told letsrecycle.com of how on the ...

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Mr Wincott says education is needed to reduce contamination 11 February 2016

Fife contamination ‘not linked’ to residual reduction

 

Fife council in the east of Scotland has repeated a call to residents to reduce contamination in recycling loads, having been blighted by a long-running issue with non-target materials in bins. In a statement, the council said...

30,000 tonnes of household goods is going to landfill due to contamination 11 February 2016

Councils face £2.25m landfill tax bill due to flood damage

 

Local authorities across the UK face over £2.25 million in landfill tax as a result of having to dispose of 30,000 tonnes of flood damaged goods, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).   The analysis carried ...

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News in brief (11/02/2016)

 

With news on: NLWA launching waste prevention conference; Grundon switch to carbon neutral sacks; Keenan Recycling launching oil recycling initiative; B&M Waste Management sponsors football club: and UKWSL wins contract with Roadchef.

The Peterborough ERF is the latest of Viridor's energy from waste plants to come online 11 February 2016

Viridor EfW growth ‘strong’ in end of year forecast

 

Strong investment in energy from waste at Viridor is boosting Pennon Group’s performance according to a trading update published today. In the update, ahead of its full year results for the year ended 31 March 2016, Pennon Group...

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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 ...

AEB's waste incinerator in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is one of the largest importers of RDF produced in the UK 10 February 2016

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...

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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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 ...

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It’s green, flexible, and readily available. So why is large-scale thermal gasification slow to take off? Tom Goulding reports.

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