LATEST NEWS Monday 30 November 2015
Happier days: In 2011 Maxine Sault and Lynne Timms of BCR met the HRH Countess of Wessex at a charity event 30 November 2015

BCR Global Textiles to enter administration

EXCLUSIVE: BCR Global Textiles Ltd, commonly known as Black Country Rags, has ceased trading today after 30 years of operations in the West Midlands. The textile recycling firm, described as a “backbone of the trade”, has informed creditors to await the appointment of an administrator. The chosen administrator is ...


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(l-r) Jonson Cox, chairman and Nicholas Pollard, chief executive of Cory Environmental 30 November 2015

Cory set for fresh approach with new line-up


Cory Environmental looks set for a shake-up with a new executive installed following on from the appointment of a new chairman, Jonson Cox. Mr Cox, current chairman of Ofwat and a former chief executive of Valpak

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Councils see decline in tenders for WEEE


Councils have reported that competitive tendering for WEEE from civic amenity sites has reduced since changes were made to laws governing the collection of e-waste. Devon county council is one of a number of authorities who ...

The Wilton 10 biomass plant pictured from UK Wood Recycling’s premises in Middlesbrough 30 November 2015

Hadfield reopens gates to incoming waste wood


Hadfield Wood Recyclers has reopened its gates to customers delivering lower grade waste wood into both its Manchester and Middlesbrough sites, the company confirmed today (November 30). Hadfield’s main site just outside ...

Students at Legh Vale Primary are planning permaculture project 30 November 2015

News in brief (30/11/2015)


With news on: primary pupils spearhead school permaculture garden project; initiative urges businesses to reduce food waste; UKCM launches 'Beef Up Your Bins' campaign, and; report says statistics obscure the role that better waste management can...

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Commission finalising circular economy proposals


EU Commission officials and politicians will have final discussions over the details of the new ‘circular economy package’ on Monday, ahead of its planned official adoption on Wednesday (2 December). The Commission vice ...

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The Week in Waste – 27 November 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

Viridor's new ERFs are contributing to Pennon Group's performance 27 November 2015

Pennon reports strong Viridor earnings


Viridor’s parent company, Pennon Group, released its half year results to 30 September 2015 today (27 November). They show that the group delivered a strong earnings performance helped by Viridor’s energy recovery facilities (ERFs).

Surrey will charge users for disposing of large amounts of household waste 27 November 2015

Surrey to reduce HWRC hours to save £1.8m


Surrey county council has announced that it is to reduce the operating hours at its household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in a bid to save £1.8 million in costs per year. Plans to change the service, which include closing...

Paper packaging recovery notes have soared in price following a poor year for recovery performance 27 November 2015

Paper PRNs soar to £5 per tonne


Paper PRN prices have rocketed in the wake of increased pressure to meet the packaging recovery obligation during the final quarter of 2015. The packaging recovery notes, which are issued by reprocessors or exporters to producers ...

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Stobart Energy plots UK wood processing expansion

The increase in biomass plants coming online in next five years alongside long term waste wood supply contracts will help to “bring stability” to the wood recycling market, according to the chief executive of Stobart Energy & ...

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Unpacking the war on food waste

Professor Leon Terry, director of agrifood at Cranfield University discusses the factors leading...



      25 November 2015

      Sweetening the pill

      The Chancellor’s announcement today that Defra will be spared some of the heavy cuts envisaged over the next five years will cause many in the waste industry to breathe a sigh of relief.

      13 November 2015

      ‘Cross the Mersey

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      7 October 2015

      Consistent messages

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