LATEST NEWS Thursday 30 July 2015
The landfilling of waste wood has been highlighted in a Veolia report on the Circular Economy 30 July 2015

Wood recyclers slam ‘uninformed’ EA storage restrictions

Trade body the Wood Recyclers’ Association has criticised the Environment Agency’s waste wood storage restrictions for being based not on “any science of fact but on conjecture and un-informed opinion”. It follows yesterday’s (July 29) news that Hadfields Wood Recyclers has temporarily closed its gates in ...


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JCB's 457WM was unveiled for the first time yesterday (July 29) 30 July 2015

JCB unveils latest model in Wastemaster line


Plant manufacturer JCB unveiled the latest in its Wastemaster range of vehicles with the launch of the ‘457WM’ wheeled loader at its global headquarters in Rocester, East Staffordshire, yesterday (July 29). The newly modelled...

The worker had parked his van at the Totternhoe Metal Recycling when the incident happened 30 July 2015

Metal recycler fined over worker hand injury


A recycling firm in Bedfordshire has been fined £12,000 after a worker lost the top of his thumb whilst delivering waste metal. Totternhoe Metal Recycling Ltd (TMR) was also ordered to pay over £2,000 in costs following the ...

DHL will introduce the £48 collection charge from August 1 2015 29 July 2015

DHL introduces business WEEE collection charge


DHL Envirosolutions will introduce a £48 charge for business WEEE collections through its ‘123 Recycle for Free’ partnership service from August due to “regulation changes and increased administration burdens”, the logistics and ...

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Hadfields Wood Recyclers shuts gates ‘to avoid EA enforcement’


Hadfields Wood Recyclers has temporarily shut gates to waste wood at its sites in Manchester and Middlesbrough to “avoid enforcement action from the Environment Agency” over material storage restrictions, the company revealed this morning...

Thurrock is now redirecting its recyclables from Tilbury Docks to Canning Town in East London 28 July 2015

Thurrock ‘let down’ as Suez closes Nordic MRF


EXCLUSIVE: Suez Environnement has today (July 28) confirmed the closure of a 100,000 tonnes-per-year capacity MRF in Tilbury Docks, owned by its subsidiary Nordic Recycling. The move has hit Essex-based Thurrock council, a MRF ...

The certificate was presented at TRA’s Recycling Day conference 29 July 2015

News in brief


With news on: Plastic bag increase; Cromwell awarded Enfield contract; Tyre recycler awarded PAS 107 certificate; WRL Glass Media expands exports, and; Bournemouth moves waste software system online  

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Man arrested over Pendle Skips death


Detectives have arrested a 34-year-old man following the death of a casual worker at Pendle Skips in Burnley, Lancashire. Stephen Whitehead, 49, was discovered by staff members at the Pendle Skips premises on Balderstone Close at ...

Teh review forms part of a wider project looking at the health impacts of municipal waste incinerator emissions 29 July 2015

Incinerator impact on births ‘warrants further study’


No major association between waste incinerator emissions and adverse birth defects have so far been reported, according to a review of 14 previous studies of the issue, but existing evidence is “inconclusive” academics claim.

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Building a circular economy – going round in circles?

Environmental lawyer, Angus Evers of London law firm King & Wood Mallesons, in his monthly column, takes a look at the “circular economy” and points out that there is no generally accepted legal definition of the...

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‘Off the peg’ solution to 50% recycling

Environmental Services Association (ESA) executive director Jacob Hayler asks how the challenging 50% by 2020 recycling target can be met. Local authorities have done a fantastic job in the past 15 years at raising ...



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 ...