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Household recycling rate calendar year basis, England 28 January 2015

Rogerson confirms recycling rate data

Resource and recycling minister Dan Rogerson has issued two tables showing recycling rates for England in response to a parliamentary request by DUP MP David Simpson. (Editor's note: this is not new data but has been presented in a useful format by the minister).

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Red Kite Waste are now letsrecycle.com's recruitment agency partner 28 January 2015

Red Kite Waste becomes letsrecycle’s recruitment agency partner

 

Harrogate-based recruitment firm Red Kite Waste has become letsrecycle.com’s official recruitment agency partner. The new arrangement, which comes into effect this month, will see Red Kite Waste providing an expanded ...

Councillors are to discuss plans to increase the amount businesses are charged to have their waste collected 28 January 2015

Blaenau Gwent to consider 2.5% commercial waste fee rise

 

Blaenau Gwent council in South Wales has put forward plans to increase the amount it charges local businesses to collect and dispose of their commercial waste, due to the increasing cost of treating the material. The council’s ...

FCC Environment lorry 28 January 2015

Waste services ‘undervalued’, FCC claims

 

FCC has called for the waste management industry to become ‘more vocal’ about its work, after publishing a report claiming the environmental and social benefits of the sector are undervalued by the public. The report, produced...

Barry Dennis is to help provide strategic direction for the i2i RWM event 28 January 2015

Appointments – with Dennis to chair RWM

 

With news on Barry Dennis chairing RWM, a success for a university graduate at CK Polymers, a new managing director at MOBA in the UK and changes at the Green Investment Bank. Ex-ESA chief to help shape ...

Caparo Fairbright, supplier of baling wires, has launched a new website 28 January 2015

Baler news round-up

 

With news on baler installations and other developments involving Jarshire, Harris, IPS, Ken Mills, Cumbria Waste Services and Caparo Fairbright Jarshire to distribute Harris and IPS balers

Viridor will handle waste and recyclables from 60 NHS sites in Devon 28 January 2015

Viridor secures NHS waste contract in Devon

 

Viridor has secured a five-year contract to process and treat waste and recycling on behalf of three NHS Trusts in Devon. The contract covers 60 NHS sites across the county, including Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS ...

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Food waste: an open goal for politicians

 

With less than 100 days to go until the 2015 General Election, David Adams, director of the waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the current political debate around food waste.

Eric Pickles travelled to Romford to praise the recycling rewards scheme 27 January 2015

News in brief

 

With news on; Pickles visits Havering; JWS wins Trafford Centre contract; FM1 nears completion; Probio Energy signs RDF deal; VEKA Recycling expands Midlands facility, and; over 2,000 businesses sign up to edoc  

BIS is to announce its chosen methodology for calculating a compliance fee next week 27 January 2015

BIS confirms it will set compliance fee

 

BIS has today (January 27) confirmed to WEEE compliance schemes that it will be pressing ahead with its plans to introduce a compliance fee, and will reveal next week how the fee will be calculated. The announcement, from the ...

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Ecotech optimistic despite challenging plastics market

The chief executive of a newly established plastic bottle recycling firm – East London’s Ecotech – has expressed his belief that the firm can flourish despite challenging market conditions for UK plastics recyclers. Javed ...

Food waste: an open goal for politicians

Food waste: an open goal for politicians

With less than 100 days to go until the 2015 General Election, David Adams, director of the waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the current political debate around food waste.

 

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