LATEST NEWS Wednesday 28 June 2017
28 June 2017

Brexit ‘tragic’ for the environment, warns Potocnik

Brexit is “tragic” for the environment, Janez Potocnik, former EU environment commissioner, told the waste and recycling sector today. Dr Potocnik’s warning over Brexit came during his keynote address at CIWM’s Resourcing the Future event in London this morning (28 June). He was speaking in his role of co-chair of...

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Four ways forward for the UK's packaging waste system after 2020 were put forward in a study today (27 June) for the Valpak compliance scheme. On the agenda for discussion are proposals in 'PackFlow 2025', ranging from a "status ...

A Health and Safety Executive investigation is underway into an incident at the Bywaters waste management and recycling site in Lea Riverside, East London which resulted in the death of a male  operative earlier this month. 

Yorkshire-based waste management firm, Yorwaste, has announced the acquisition of Todd Waste Management Group Ltd, based in Thirsk. According to Yorwaste, the company’s turnover will increase to over £48 million as a result of ...

Manchester city council has announced a new bin collections calendar following a ‘major boost’ to the city’s recycling rates. Manchester’s recycling rate has increased from less than 32% in 2015/16 to a projected 40% for ...

Natural capital should be added into national accounts, Liberal Democrat environmentalist Baroness Parminter has told this year’s CIWM 'Resource the Future' conference in London. As keynote speaker, Baroness Parminter followed ...

Doncaster council has reappointed SUEZ as its waste contractor, after a ‘comprehensive’ tender process. The local authority, in South Yorkshire, has chosen SUEZ to provide its waste and recycling collection service, under ...

Opponents to plans for an extension to the Whitemoss hazardous waste landfill site near Skelmersdale have failed in a legal bid to block the project. Campaigners said there was simply no need for the facility, which has a planned ...

WRAP has updated its Sustainable Clothing Guide with ‘key information’ and advice on extending the active life of clothing. According to WRAP, the guide aims to help designers, buyers, technologists, and manufacturers to ...

The car industry has called upon the government to increase the enforcement of regulations around the recycling of end of life vehicles (ELVs), after claiming that many cars are being recycled through non-compliant routes. The ...

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What next after the Election?

Ahead of the General Election, FCC chief executive Paul Taylor considers what might lie ahead for the waste and resource sector.  With the UK set ... read more

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