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The TRA trial assessed thefts from 32 textile banks 23 October 2014

Market decline sees ‘dramatic fall’ in London textile thefts

Textiles thefts in London have fallen ‘dramatically’, according to new research from the Textile Recycling Association (TRA), which attributed the decline to a drop in market prices and proactive policing. The research found that ...

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packaging 22 October 2014

Q3 packaging data shows material surplus

 

Compliance schemes have welcomed further improvement in the provisional packaging waste recovery statistics released for the third quarter of 2014 today (October 22), with a further cooling of PRN prices forecast across the board.

The incident took place at the firm's Redditch premises 23 October 2014

Judge reduces R&S Recycling’s health and safety fine

 

A recycling company, heavily fined after an employee was crushed by a falling one-tonne bale of rubbish, has won a substantial cut in the penalty on appeal. Worcestershire based R&S Recycling Ltd was fined £100,000, and ...

Mark Durkan crop 23 October 2014

NI waste crime plan seeks ‘coordinated approach’

 

A plan aimed at tackling waste crime and “systemic failures in management and regulation of waste” in Northern Ireland has been published by the devolved government’s Department for the Environment (DOENI). According to the ...

David Adams, Managing Director,707 small 23 October 2014

Waste: weighing up the cost

 

David Adams, managing director of waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the issue of charging customers per-tonne for waste collection. As consumers, we are all used to doing all we can to avoid paying the extra weight ...

Straight manufactures a range of waste container products, including food waste caddies 23 October 2014

Straight joins OnePlastics manufacturing group

 

The new owners of container manufacturer Straight have said the company will not be rebranded following its takeover, but will offer a more comprehensive range of products to local authority clients. The well-recognised Leeds-...

(L-R) Ray Georgeson presents the circular economy report with new CIWM president John Quinn 23 October 2014

Circular economy focus for new CIWM president

 

There is “still a lot of uncertainty” surrounding the circular economy, according to the findings of a CIWM survey published to coincide with the inauguration of its new president John Quinn this week (October 21). Former ...

Karmenu Vella has been elected as the commissioner for the environment 23 October 2014

Appointment round-up

 

With news on the  approval of Environment Commissioner by the European Parliament; senior staff appointments at Biffa, and; new managing director at G&P Batteries   MEPs approve Environment ...

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Waste sector critical of Defra ‘policy vacuum’

 

Figures from the waste management sector, local authorities and campaign groups have been united in criticism of government policy on waste following the publication of a damning report by MPs on waste management in England today (October 22...

Awards for Excellence 22 October 2014

Julie Hill to be new chair of WRAP

 

Former Green Alliance director and circular economy expert, Julie Hill, has been appointed as chair of the Waste & Resources Action Programme to succeed Peter Stone who will retire at the organisation's board meeting next month.

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DHL Envirosolutions: depot recycling and beyond

With businesses coming under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, DHL Envirosolutions is looking up and down the supply chain to make savings for its customer base. As the environmental compliance ...

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Party conference season is now in full swing, with all of the major parties setting out their stalls ahead of the May 2015 general election. Labour fired the starting gun in Manchester last weekend, with the Conservative ...

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Rogerson and RWM

The appearance of Dan Rogerson at the end of the RWM exhibition last week was something of a surprise, confusing and, truth be known, disappointing. The recycling, or resource minister, had already submitted a video address for the start of ...

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