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16 August 2017

Birmingham industrial action suspended after ACAS talks

Industrial action by refuse collection crews at Birmingham city council has been suspended after talks under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS. The city council and trade union Unite were involved in the talks at ACAS and the union has agreed to consider a five day working week for collectors. In a statement ACAS ...

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Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

The UK is set to have two battery recycling plants in operation later this year with the announcement that compliance scheme Ecosurety and recycling firm Belmont Trading are partnering on a plant in Scotland. In September a ...

The death has been announced of a former president of the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (IWPPA), Peter Dyer. Mr Dyer died on Saturday 12 August 2017 at the age of 86. His son, also Peter, recalls that his ...

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation after an incident at Viridor’s recycling site in Sharston, Greater Manchester on Sunday evening. In the incident a male employee was injured at the company’s ...

Research firm Eunomia has reaffirmed the findings of its 12th Issue Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (RWIR), which found that the UK is heading towards an overcapacity of waste plants. The Bristol-based consultancy ...

Cardiff city council has announced it is to stop collecting garden waste with cardboard from the end of August 2017. The local authority said the changes had been implemented as ‘new markets’ had evolved for cardboard. ...

Coventry city council has agreed to extend its existing MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) contract with Biffa for a further two years, to avoid the ‘risk’ of a less favourable deal. In a meeting earlier this month (1 August...

Birmingham city council has accused Unite of ‘holding the city to ransom’ after the trade union announced a vote on further strike action. The union’s announcement is the latest step in a long-running dispute over proposed ...

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (11 August) officially proposed that London’s recycling target of 50% by 2020 be put back five years to 2025 for local authorities. And, he also declared incineration “undesirable, costly...

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