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Can Dan Rogerson keep hold of his marginal seat? 27 April 2015

In the Spotlight: Liberal Democrats

With the race for Number 10 heating up, takes a look at the parliamentary candidates for the waste and recycling industry to watch when Britain goes to the polls on May 7. In the first of our election series, we cast our eye on North Cornwall - heartland of the Liberal Democrats. The South West constituency is home to ...


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Veolia's Blue Haze landfill has suffered a series of fires (picture credit: Lorraine and Keith Bowdler) 27 April 2015

Fires hit Veolia and JWS Waste sites


Fires broke out at waste sites in Hampshire and Salford over the weekend, in the latest incidents to hit the waste and recycling sector. In Hampshire, fire crews were called at around 8pm on Friday (April 24) evening to Veolia’s...

Ed Davey reaffirmed the Lib Dems' commitment to the environment 27 April 2015

Green business members back Lib Dem green plan


Green business members have welcomed publication of the Liberal Democrat environment manifesto, which reinforces the Party’s pledge to boost green investment and England’s recycling target. A total of 20 business leaders and ...

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Appointments round-up (24/04/15)


With news on; Steve Barker appointed Yorwaste MD; Stuart Tilley becomes head of TOMRA Sorting; John Haddow joins Jayplas as group compliance manager, and; Tom Brown hired as Andigestion AD officer  

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West Sussex to assess future of Biffa MBT facility


EXCLUSIVE: West Sussex county council is due to consult on the future of its 25-year waste treatment contract with Biffa, following continued delays to the opening of the Brockhurst Wood mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant.

Recycling rates in Northern Ireland fell in the September to December 2014 quarter compared to the previous year 24 April 2015

Northern Ireland data shows recycling drop off


Councils in Northern Ireland witnessed a quarter on quarter decline in the amount of waste recycled at the end of 2014, interim data published by the Department of the Environment yesterday (April 24) reveals. Figures published ...

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Vehicle news round-up (23/04/15)


With news on; Bobcat S650 compact loader; Biffa vehicles remanufactured; Lytx unveils driver safety product; Brigade in camera blind spot warning, and; Ernest Cooper fuel efficiency   Concorde ...

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GDF signs biomass energy agreement


Energy firm GDF Suez has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the operators of a waste wood to energy biomass plant in the north east of England. Under the agreement, GDF Suez Energy UK, sister company to waste management ...

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TEEP campaigner gears up for council election battle


An environmental campaigner who has led the legal challenge against the government’s stance on commingling is preparing a bid to enter political office as a candidate in forthcoming council elections. Andy Moore, the former ...

Aluminium sector braced for higher recycling targets 23 April 2015

Alupro calls for changes to PRN system


Metal recycling organisation Alupro has called for an “overhaul” of how PRNs are issued, following a shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015. Alupro, which represents aluminium ...

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Trommel Challenges

LOI tests for landfill operators become law this week – but what do processors on the ground make of the new HMRC rules?   The news that loss on ignition (LOI) testing becomes a mandatory feature of landfill disposal ...

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Creating a sustainable recycling industry for the UK

Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association outlines some of the recycling issues that will need to be addressed in the wake of the General Election. We are all aware that the UK’s ...



Within the commodity markets that encompass the recycling sector, there is a huge amount of volatility and uncertainty at present. Ferrous metals markets have dived after the iron ore price fell. In paper, the value of used newspapers and ...


This week the Liberal Democrats were back on the campaign trail and displaying their green credentials, with a pledge to introduce a 70% recycling target for England if elected in May. This was just one of a number of ...


With some polls indicating it is on course to win 10% of the vote at the May general election, it seems the Green Party has never been so popular. While the surge in support may be a backlash towards the policies of others – the...