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22 June 2017

Surrey council announces proposed HWRC cuts

Surrey council has announced plans to save up to £2 million-a-year from the operation of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in the county, which includes the permanent closure of four smaller facilities. The council has launched a consultation on the proposals, and residents have been asked for their views on options for...

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AO Recycling – the Telford-based fridge and WEEE recycling specialist – has called for a ‘universal ratings system’ for fridge processors, which it claims would enshrine ‘consistent’ processing standards within the industry.

Zero Waste Scotland has announced that two private sector businesses have joined its reuse quality certification scheme, Revolve. The addition of textile recycling company Nathan’s Wastesavers and IT asset recovery firm Re-tek ...

A landowner in Wiltshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for unlawfully treating waste on his land near Cricklade. Robert Cooper, 78, of Hicks Leaze Farm, Chelworth was sentenced at Swindon Magistrates Court earlier ...

The government has committed to introducing a Great Repeal Bill to bring existing EU regulations into UK law, it has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament today (21 June). The speech, which follows the State Opening...

The resource and waste management Trade Association Group (TAG) – which brings together bodies from across the sector – has called for Environment Secretary Michael Gove to prioritise resource efficiency in his new role. ...

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has launched a route map to ‘accelerate’ London’s transition to becoming a circular city including boosting reuse and remanufacturing. LWARB board member, councillor Bassam ...

The official opening of the EnvirRecover energy-from-waste facility near Kidderminster has taken place with it being hailed as a “robust, long term, cost-effective solution”. The description came from Tomás Núñez, Director ...

Essex county council and its waste infrastructure contractor Urbaser Balfour Beatty have failed to reach agreement over contractual issues and now a court hearing is on the cards. The authority confirmed today (20 June) that ...

A phased implementation of Brexit is needed to prevent trade “from falling off a cliff edge” was the call today from the Confederation of Paper Industries’ director general, Andrew Large. Speaking at the confederation’...

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