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Software firm AMCS completes acquisition of P&L

Irish-based recycling vehicle technology and software provider AMCS, has today (August 3) announced the acquisition of P&L Software Systems Limited, a supplier of waste management software in the UK. P&L, which is headquartered in Adderbury, Oxfordshire, provides software for the management of waste which includes ...


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Bales of RDF being loaded at Pembroke Dock for export to Sweden on Saturday (August 8) 2 September 2015

Eunomia finds minor emissions gain due to RDF exports


The transporting of waste materials for incineration in mainland Europe as RDF is a “very minor contributor” to total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is one of the findings of a report “RDF Export – analysis of ...

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South Oxfordshire set to top recycling in 2014/15


EXCLUSIVE: South Oxfordshire looks set to top the recycling league table in England for a second consecutive year, can reveal. Research conducted into the best performing collection authorities in England ...

Hadfields has stopped accepting lower grade waste wood at two of its sites 2 September 2015

Wood recycler urges full consultation over EA fire guidance


Hadfield Wood Recyclers has criticised the Environment Agency for failing to consult more widely with industry in its “restricted” review process for controversial Fire Prevention Plan guidance. The wood recycling firm has ...

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Recycling firm fined after employee falls into baler


A West Yorkshire recycling firm has been ordered to pay £120,000 after a worker died from injuries suffered at its Batley site. Bradford Crown Court heard how Simon Brook, an employee of Gwynn Davies-McTiffin Ltd, was found lying...

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Viridor opens £25m glass recycling facility


Viridor officially opened its £25 million glass recycling plant in North Lanarkshire yesterday (September 1) - with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on hand to cut the ribbon. The plant, at Newhouse, is capable of ...

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South Oxfordshire success down to organics surge


A surge in organic waste recycling across South Oxfordshire and Vale has seen both councils perform strongly in the 2014/15 recycling league tables, Biffa has revealed. In an interview with Tom Goulding of

Data discussion will feature at this year's RWM at the Birmingham NEC, according to chair Barry Dennis 3 September 2015

The vital case for data on waste


Ahead of this month's RWM show at Birmingham NEC, Barry Dennis FCIWM, CEnv, chairman of the event, says that better waste data can help resolve two of the most pressing issues for the waste sector: resource security and waste crime. If ...

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Waste industry praises Safer Lorry Scheme


Waste industry and fleet operators have welcomed new safety rules rolled out for heavy goods vehicles in London today (September 1). The Safer Lorry Scheme bans all vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes from the capital’s roads if ...

Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 1 September 2015

Q2 WEEE performance ‘on target’ BIS indicates


Targets set by the Department for Business (BIS) for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2015 look likely to be met, provisional figures published today (September 1) suggest. The data, which has...

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A guide to financial incentives for AD

Martin Wager, business development manager for ENER-G Combined Power Ltd, explains the financial benefits of anaerobic digestion and the UK government's renewables incentives available to developers. Anaerobic digestion ...

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The vital case for data on waste

Ahead of this month's RWM show at Birmingham NEC, Barry Dennis FCIWM, CEnv, chairman of the event, says that better waste data can help resolve two of the most pressing issues for the waste sector: resource security and waste crime. If ...



Defra has confirmed that Rory Stewart will handle the waste and recycling brief – and with it validation that the industry has not been forgotten by government. With the announcement coming less than 24 hours before the first ...


With the dust settling on what turned out to be a surprising and decisive result in the General Election, David Cameron’s Conservative majority government is now taking shape, with a number of key cabinet appointments announced.


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 ...