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Norfolk council has not ruled out developing an EfW facility to treat the county's waste 21 November 2014

Norfolk EfW ‘not off the table’

Councillors are to decide on proposals for the long term treatment of residual waste in Norfolk, after plans for a large-scale energy from waste (EfW) in King’s Lynn collapsed earlier this year. And, Norfolk council’s environment, development and transport committee, which met this week (November 18) has refused to rule out ...


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An artist's impression of the proposed waste wood biomass CHP plant in Widnes 21 November 2014

Widnes CHP biomass plant secures £110m backing


A proposed waste wood combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant in Widnes, Merseyside, has secured £110 million backing from Foresight Group and the Green Investment Bank (GIB). The 20.2MWe and 7.8MWth facility is being ...

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EU bag reduction laws take step forward


EU Member States may have to introduce laws to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags under draft rules agreed by a delegation of MEPs today (November 21). Negotiations over the proposals to reduce carrier bag usage have been ...

EUWRW 21 November 2014

Pledge 4 Plastics features in EU Waste Reduction Week events


Councils across the UK are gearing up to participate in the sixth annual European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) which will see waste reduction initiatives carried out in over 25 countries across the continent. The Week will run ...

An artist’s impression of the proposed Nottinghamshire gasification plant and MRF 20 November 2014

News in brief


With news on; Peel gets planning permission for Nottingham facility; First Mile celebrates 10th anniversary; ReFood launches scholarship; TRA revises charity shop specs, and; Febreze and TerraCycle partner for scheme  

Ashford council in Kent has moved up the table following a change in collection service 20 November 2014

Cuts and street sweepings blamed for stalling recycling


Funding cuts from central government and a change in classification on recycling street sweepings have been blamed by some English local authorities whose recycling rates have fallen in 2013/14. 171 out of England’s 326 ...

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Heathrow Airport expansion threatens Lakeside EfW


EXCLUSIVE: Grundon and Viridor’s Lakeside energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in Berkshire would be demolished and relocated to nearby Stanwell under a plan put forward to build an additional runway at Heathrow Airport. The ...

Edmonton Eco PArk 20 November 2014

NLWA to redevelop Edmonton EfW plant by 2025


VIDEO REPORT: The North London Waste Authority has today (November 20) announced its plan to spend around £500 million to redevelop the Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield, to create a state-of-the-art energy recovery facility on the site.

FCC has called for 'consistency' in policy making on waste 19 November 2014

FCC assesses political landscape around waste sector


Waste management and recycling firm FCC Environment has outlined its view of the potential impact of the forthcoming general election on the waste industry, calling for ‘consistency’ in policies from any incoming government. ...

Recyclables will be processed at AmeyCespa's Waterbeach MRF 19 November 2014

AmeyCespa to process recyclables for RECAP


Waste management firm AmeyCespa has been awarded a five-year contract to process dry recyclables from households on behalf of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP). The deal, estimated to be worth up to £...

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Birds Eye parent firm launches food waste campaign

Renowned for its fish fingers, Birds Eye’s owner Iglo Group has joined the fight against food waste by launching a new campaign called Forever Food Together, which encourages consumers to freeze more of their food or buy more frozen to ...

Increasing recycling: where next?

Increasing recycling: where next?

Dan Cooke, director of external affairs at waste and resources firm Viridor, reflects on the latest household waste recycling data for England, which shows that progress towards EU recycling targets is continuing to stagnate. The UK has ...



The decision by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and the Environmental Services Association to set up Resources & Waste UK is certainly an interesting one. There are a number of current reasons why the two coming together in this...

13 November 2014

A tale of two cities

As the Welsh Government revealed councils in Wales had achieved a combined recycling rate of 54% today, there was cause for celebration – and concern – in the country’s two largest cities. Swansea was the real success ...

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 ...