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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 November 2016, is expected to add over £7 million to Biffa’s annual revenues. Blakeley’...

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Van Gansewinkel is a major recycler of glass 29 September 2016

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 ...

The Horsham HWRC in West Sussex 28 September 2016

Local authority news round-up (28/09/2016)

 

With news on: Charging at West Sussex HWRCs; Bexley green points system; King's Lynn consultation, and; NW Leicestershire recycling roadshows. West Sussex to introduce charging at HWRCs

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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 ...

CCIC has become a member of the Recycling Association 28 September 2016

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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Wales launches bag purchasing framework

 

The National Procurement Services for Wales has published details of companies selected for inclusion on a ‘waste disposal bags framework’ for use by Welsh public sector organisations. The category is the first specifically ...

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Suez to face penalties under Calderdale waste contract

 

Calderdale council is imposing financial penalties on its waste and recycling contractor Suez due to ongoing issues caused by an overhaul of its collection service. Suez began a new waste and recycling collection contract with...

The Circularety website has been designed to increase transparency between producers and reprocessors 28 September 2016

PRN projects site launched in bid for transparency

 

A website allowing packaging producers to choose which recycling projects the money from PRNs is used to fund was showcased by compliance scheme ecosurety in London last night (27 September). The ‘Circularety’ online platform...

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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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