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Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 20 April 2015

Labour commits to resource security review

The Labour Party today (April 20) said it would undertake a review of resource security if elected in order to “unblock the economic opportunities from using our resources more efficiently”. Highlighting “volatile” raw materials prices and the need to support domestic recycling and remanufacturing, Labour said the review...

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Shanks has suspended operations at one of its 75,000 tonne capacity MBT plants in Cumbria 20 April 2015

Shanks suspends Cumbria MBT operations

 

Waste and recycling firm Shanks has been forced for a second time to suspend operations at its Barrow-in-Furness mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant in Cumbria – this time in order to improve odour management. The ...

Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 20 April 2015

WEEE arisings increasing globally, UN report finds

 

The amount of WEEE being generated across the globe reached around 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, and is due to reach close to 50 million tonnes before the end of the decade, research published by the UN suggests. These are among ...

The baler at Metal Processing's Northam site where the incident took place in January 2014 20 April 2015

Metal recycling firm fined after worker severs hands

 

A Southampton-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay £38,000 after a worker had both hands sheared off in an accident involving an industrial baler. Metal Processing Ltd was prosecuted at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court...

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Insuring the waste sector: the long term picture

 

David Bearman, chief executive of Wasteinsure and its parent company Direct Insurance Group Plc analyses the insurance market for waste site operators, following the announcement of its link up with Hiscox Insurance this month. ...

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Environment ‘in margins of election debate’ WWF claims

 

A leading environmental organisation has called on politicians to put the environment at the heart of their general election campaigns, claiming that there has been ‘virtually no debate’ on the topic in the campaign so far. In...

The Gent Fairhead facility would be based at Rivenhall Airfield near Braintree 17 April 2015

Rivenhall plant allowed to source waste outside of Essex

 

A proposed merchant energy recovery centre in Essex with the capacity to treat more than a million tonnes of materials per year has been granted permission to source solid recovered fuel as well as materials for recycling from outside of the ...

Zero Waste Award winners at Coombe Abbey after receiving their trophies 17 April 2015

Zero Waste Awards point to resource efficiency

 

The recognition provided by the letsrecycle.com Zero Waste Awards scheme is helping to take UK industry forward to a more resource efficient era, a top environmental policy specialist declared last week. The awards are ...

(L-R) Darren Rubin, Headteacher of St Pauls Primary School; Paul Wilson, Community Engagement Manager at Eastend Homes; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Local Green Points; David Barraclough, London Metropolitan University; David Greenfield, Managing Director SOENCS Ltd; Andy Peters, Assistant Project Manager at Urbaser; Mark Piggott, Business Development Manager at Urbaser. Bottom Row: Year 2 Pupils at St Pauls Primary School 16 April 2015

Tower Hamlets recycling rewards pilot launched

 

A pilot project to reward households in Stockholm House, Tower Hamlets for composting their food waste was launched yesterday (April 15) at St Pauls Primary School – one of four community projects and schools set to benefit from donations ...

(l-r) Fairport's London Marathon team Lee Swales and David Porter 16 April 2015

Charity news round-up (16/04/15)

 

With news on: Green cyclists’ 500 km challenge; Bryson’s ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign; waste sector takes on London marathon, and; MRWA backs homelessness campaign ...

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Trommel Challenges

LOI tests for landfill operators become law this week – but what do processors on the ground make of the new HMRC rules?   The news that loss on ignition (LOI) testing becomes a mandatory feature of landfill disposal ...

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Insuring the waste sector: the long term picture

David Bearman, chief executive of Wasteinsure and its parent company Direct Insurance Group Plc analyses the insurance market for waste site operators, following the announcement of its link up with Hiscox Insurance this month. ...

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