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Marks & Spencer is assessing whether a single polymer for packaging might be feasible 30 September 2016

M&S assesses single polymer in push for recycling

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is assessing whether it could reduce plastic packaging down to one type of polymer which would help recycling, the company revealed yesterday (29 September). Senior packaging technologist and innovation lead at Marks & Spencer, Kevin Vyse told delegates at the annual Recoup conference in ...

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Anglesey responds to nappy collection outcry

 

Anglesey council’s new waste collection scheme hit national headlines this week following news that its nappy collection required parents to provide a birth certificate to prove children were under the age of three. The ...

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The Week in Waste – 30 September 2016

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, Tom Goulding reports on a string of major financial deals in the waste and recycling sector. The video report comes as

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O’Brien secures Middlesbrough MRF contract

 

O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract to process mixed recyclables on behalf of Middlesbrough council. The contract will see O’Brien process commingled materials at its materials recycling ...

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Biffa eyes North West growth with Blakeley’s acquisition

 

Waste management firm Biffa has today (29 September) agreed conditional terms for acquiring the waste collection and processing business of Wigan-based Blakeley’s Recycling Ltd. The acquisition, which is planned to complete on 1...

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RiverRidge Recycling receives £10m equity investment

 

Waste management company RiverRidge Recycling has secured a major equity investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), which provides growth capital to SMEs.  RiverRidge Recycling describes itself as “the largest ...

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Agrivert completes two AD plants in ‘record’ time

 

Organic waste business Agrivert has announced the completion of two anaerobic digestion facilities, securing their tariffs for the next 20 years. The two new plants, in South Wales and North London, bring the number of ...

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Shanks and VGG merger terms agreed

 

The proposed merger by Shanks Group plc with Dutch and Belgian waste business the Van Gansewinkel Group (VGG) has moved closer after terms were agreed between the two parties. Completion is expected in December 2016. In a ...

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China’s Firion set to acquire Urbaser

 

A Chinese-owned group has agreed to buy the Spanish-owned Urbaser environmental services business which would see it take on a range of municipal services across the UK. Urbaser Ltd contracts include the Gloucestershire ...

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Three arrested in West Midlands recycling site ‘slavery’ raids

 

Three men were arrested yesterday (27 September) for alleged slavery offences, after it was claimed that a group of Polish nationals were paid just £1 an hour for work at recycling sites in Sandwell. The arrests by West ...

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The Chinese conundrum

There seems to be a lurking suspicion out there that most of the UK’s recycling gets sent to China. People complain that this is a farcical state of affairs which negates the value of recycling. Some seem to think that, once recycling gets to ...

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Let the bins do the talking

Technology is a part of our everyday lives with smart software in phones, televisions and even fridges designed to make our lives more efficient. Software firm ISB Smart Solutions has targeted the waste collection industry for the next wave ...

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