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The Environment Agency has released its latest guidance on how to best avoid waste fires Picture: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service 29 July 2016

WRA blasts ‘restrictive’ revised fire guidance

Fire prevention guidance for waste operators released by the Environment Agency today has been branded ‘extremely disappointing’ by the Wood Recyclers Association. The Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance is an update on previous rules stipulating various restrictions on the storage and separation distances between piles of ...

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The Food Waste Bill will have a second reading in Parliament tomorrow 29 July 2016

Defra stays silent on announcement of waste minister

 

The waste and recycling industry remains without government representation today (29 July) – almost two weeks after former resource minister Rory Stewart was moved on to a new job. The Department for Environment, Food & ...

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The Week in Waste – 29 July 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 ongoing wait for an ...

ACP chair Phil Conran 29 July 2016

Storm in a coffee cup

 

Phil Conran, director of 360 Environmental and chair of the government's Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) examines the issues around the recyclability of coffee cups highlighted in the BBC programme Hugh's War on Waste, aired ...

An artists' impression of Wheelabrator Technologies  energy-from-waste facility at Kemsley in Kent 29 July 2016

Wheelabrator closes on Kemsley EfW facility

 

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced it has reached financial close on plans for a 550,000 tonnes per year energy-from-waste (EFW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, with construction work due to start next month (August...

Some of the waste at the Eastmoor Road Allotments in Murton 28 July 2016

County Durham man jailed over illegal waste site

 

A County Durham man has been jailed for 16 weeks for operating an illegal waste site, following legal proceedings brought by the Environment Agency. Christopher Nash, 35, of Hillgarth in Consett appeared at Peterlee Magistrates...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall confronted coffee chain giants on their recycling policies in his 'War on Waste' documentary (C) Keo Films - Photographer: Gus Palmer 28 July 2016

TV coffee cup crusade provokes mixed industry response

 

Waste management firm Veolia has unveiled plans to develop a new paper-pulping facility in an attempt to address ongoing concerns over disposable cup recycling - which will come under renewed scrutiny in BBC One’s ‘War on Waste’ ...

Waste management company Biffa is handling the changes to Forest of Dean district council’s kerbside-sort recycling service 28 July 2016

Forest of Dean to expand kerbside recycling service

 

Changes to Forest of Dean district council’s kerbside-sort recycling service are being brought in to allow residents to recycle a wider range of materials. The roll out of the new recycling service will begin from Monday next ...

One of Richmondshire district council's refuse trucks 28 July 2016

SFS to overhaul Richmondshire waste fleet

 

Richmondshire district council is to overhaul its waste and recycling collection vehicle fleet following the award of a contract to fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services (SFS). The contract includes the roll-out of a ...

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News in brief (27/07/2016)

 

With news on; Kent waste strategy consultation; scrap vehicle prosecution; Shanks makes Netherlands acquisition; Blue Scotland moves premises, and London borough of Barnet clamps down on flytipping

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Storm in a coffee cup

Phil Conran, director of 360 Environmental and chair of the government's Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) examines the issues around the recyclability of coffee cups highlighted in the BBC programme Hugh's War on Waste, aired ...

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The organics recycling sector is looking to sustainability, and dry digestion could be one of the upcoming trends. For decades anaerobic digestion has been seen as a relatively simple, cost-effective solution for breaking down ...

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News last week that Air Products is to exit the energy from waste sector has come as little surprise to many in the waste industry. “It was inevitable,” tweeted Jarno Stet, waste services manager at Westminster city council...

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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.

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