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The European Commission is currently considering whether to amend plans for proposed new legislation on waste and recycling 27 November 2014

Businesses lobby for rethink of EU waste proposals

A trade body representing Europe’s businesses has called for proposals put forward by the European Commission aimed at improving resource efficiency to be redrafted. BUSINESSEUROPE, which represents 39 business organisations from across the continent including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), published its view...


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The report factors in both existing EfW capacity and plants under development. Pictured is Viridor's Exeter EfW facility which began operations in July 2014 27 November 2014

Eunomia revises EfW surplus prediction


Waste consultancy Eunomia has brought forward its estimate as to when the UK will have too much available energy-from-waste treatment capacity, stating that the country is on course for a surplus by 2017/18. And, the ...

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Veolia Pollington biomass plant ‘still on hold’


Plans to develop a £120 million waste wood biomass power facility in Yorkshire are “still on hold” according to waste and energy firm Veolia. Then-energy minister Charles Hendry first granted consent for the plant, to be ...

Example of some of the waste sent for spreading on land 27 November 2014

Norfolk firm fined for illegally spreading waste to land


A Norfolk-based waste firm has been ordered to pay more than £8,000 for spreading nearly 4,000 tonnes contaminated waste on farm land. Glazewing Ltd, based in West Dereham, was fined £3,600 for the offence and ordered to pay ...

The charges help fund the Agency's regulation of waste sites 27 November 2014

Waste sector concern over higher compliance charges


The Environment Agency’s proposals to increase compliance charges for poor-performing waste sites have been branded ‘draconian’ by the United Resources Operators Consortium (UROC). And the Environmental Services ...

Recyclers have issued a warning over the value of recyclable materials 26 November 2014

Recyclers in commodities price warning


The Recycling Association has today (November 26) urged businesses not to be complacent over the state of the global economy and has issued a warning over the falling value of recyclable materials. The Association, which largely ...

SITA UK is to consult residents in Aberdeen over its waste plans 26 November 2014

SITA UK to consult on Aberdeen waste facilities


SITA UK is to consult residents in Aberdeen over plans to develop two facilities that will process all of the city’s residual waste and recyclables by 2016. The waste contractor has submitted a proposal of application notice...

TEG operates across a number of sites in the UK, including its flagship Dagenham facility 26 November 2014

TEG Group to explore sale of operating division


Beleaguered organics firm TEG Group has announced it is exploring the sale of its operating division, after admitting it is ‘unlikely’ to secure equity in the future. In a financial statement released by TEG yesterday (...

Abi Cox, the newly appointed community education liaison officer for the BDR waste facility at Manvers in South Yorkshire 26 November 2014

Appointments round-up


With news on: community liaison officer for Shanks in South Yorkshire; appointments at trommel supplier CGCS (Midlands); and, team shake up for hazardous waste specialist Enviroco Shanks appoints BDR ...

Bury council is seeking to raise awareness about its changes to waste collection frequency 26 November 2014

Bury’s three weekly approach on Greater Manchester agenda


Local authorities across Greater Manchester are considering whether they might want to follow in the footsteps of Bury which last month became the first local authority in England to collect residual waste once every three weeks, among a ...

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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 ...