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Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 8 February 2016

WRAP finances ‘excellent’ as Goodwin reveals departure

Dr Liz Goodwin is to step down from her position as chief executive of WRAP at the end of June, the waste and resources charity has announced today (8 February). WRAP’s second ever chief executive, Dr Goodwin, 54, has led the organisation since 2007, including its transition to becoming a charity in 2014. She was appointed to ...

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Hampshire councils defend recycling record

 

A senior councillor in Hampshire has defended the county’s performance on recycling - despite recording a recycling rate of around 38% in 2014/15 - claiming that the authority is among the best performers on landfill diversion in the ...

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‘Voluntary’ monthly packaging reporting gets green light

 

Packaging recycling data will be published every month, under a new voluntary system coming into effect from Wednesday (10 February). In a move agreed by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) ...

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Sheffield metal recycler fined over fatality

 

A Sheffield-based metal recycler has been ordered to pay £160,000 after a worker was killed by an exploding gas cylinder. Walter Heselwood Limited pleaded guilty to a number of safety failings following the fatal incident at its ...

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The Week in Waste – 5 February 2016

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we report on the latest developments on a new waste collection contract for South London. And, Jeremy ...

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TGM acquires Plastics Plus Recycling Group

 

Waste paper recycler TGM Recycling has expanded its operations in the plastics sector with the acquisition of the Devon-based Plastics Plus Recycling Group and its subsidiary Polymer Industries. According to TGM Recycling chairman...

Defra minister Rory Stewart 5 February 2016

Stewart: Labour food waste bill includes ‘perverse incentives’

 

Waste and recycling minister Rory Stewart has criticised a Labour-backed bill for including “perverse incentives” for retailers on food waste. During Defra ministerial questions in the House of Commons yesterday (February ...

Halton collects a fee from residents for the collection of garden waste 5 February 2016

PAS 100 compost standard set for review

 

VIDEO REPORT: The PAS 100 compost quality standard is likely to be reviewed within the next 12 months to reflect changing market conditions for the composting sector. The compost certification scheme, which is overseen by ...

One of the 2014 commingled trials was rolled out in Bayston Hill on the outskirts of Shrewsbury 5 February 2016

Shropshire in line for collections shake-up

 

Recycling collections in Shropshire could be overhauled in the coming months in a bid to find efficiency savings under Shropshire council’s 27-year contract with Veolia. Paul Beard, waste contracts manager for Shropshire, ...

Falkirk operates a two-stream system for dry recycling collections 4 February 2016

Falkirk signs up to Scottish consistency charter

 

Falkirk council has become the first Scottish local authority to sign up to the voluntary recycling charter developed in a bid to bring recycling collection services across Scotland more closely in line. The Scottish Household ...

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Municipal waste services: in or out?

Dr Adam Read of environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment examines the issues around private and public sector-run waste services, in the wake of January's Remunicipalisation Conference. Since the 1980s ...

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