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Jonathan Short leaves ECO Plastics

ECO Plastics founder Jonathan Short has left the Lincolnshire-based plastic bottle recycler after more than 15 years with the business. His departure comes after the company was bought out of administration by German Investment firm Aurelius in December, after having made a loss of £12.5 million since 2012. Having led ...


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The Viridor Poll

Do you have faith in retailers to keep to CSR pledges on using recycled content?

Landfill operators and waste processors are preparing for changes to landfill tax in the UK and Scotland this week 31 March 2015

Waste operators gear up for landfill tax changes


Waste processors across the UK are preparing for a shake-up of landfill tax rates and regulations, with new rules due to come into effect this week. From tomorrow (April 1), the standard rate of landfill tax will rise from £80 to...

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Tributes paid after death of Nick Mann, former letsrecycle journalist


Former journalist Nick Mann has died in the wake of an accident at London’s Old Street station on Sunday. He died rescuing his brother Robert, 32, from the path of an oncoming tube train shortly after ...

Alison Ingle, manager of packaging at Nestle UK, has joined the ACP 31 March 2015

CPI and Nestle UK reps join packaging committee


CPI director of raw materials Simon Weston and Nestle UK group packaging manager Alison Ingle have been appointed to Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP). Both packaging experts will join the ACP on a voluntary basis...

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LWARB issues recycling guidance for flat developers


Guidance on taking waste and recycling into account when designing new flats and apartment buildings has been issued by the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) today (March 31). Commissioned by LWARB and the London ...

Resource Association has called for a Resource Management Circular Economy Act 31 March 2015

Resource Association outlines election wish list


The reprocessing sector trade body the Resource Association has outlined its demands ahead of the General Election, in its ‘Manifesto for Resources’ published today (March 31). According to the Association, the proposals form ...

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Ward Recycling in Middlesbrough 30 March 2015

News in brief (30/03/15)


With news on; Vince Cable at Ward Recycling opening; Hiscox Insurance enters waste market; Wastecycle deploys software;  Viridor donates compost, and; Geminor acquisition Vince Cable opens Ward Recycling ...

Councils will no longer be able to charge for the use of HWRCs 30 March 2015

HWRC anti-charging laws passed


Laws prohibiting councils from charging residents for the use of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will come into effect from April 23.

Machinex levenseat - From left to right Jonathan Menard, Machinex Project Director and Neil Bennett, M+W Group Head of Energy Business Unit 30 March 2015

Machinex to provide Levenseat sorting technology


Recycling equipment firm Machinex has been contracted to provide the materials sorting technology for the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd project in Scotland, it announced on Friday (March 27). The Canadian firm has been appointed ...

Manchester bins 30 March 2015

Biffa wins Manchester bin collection contract


Biffa is to take over waste and recycling collections for the city of Manchester from services provider Enterprise, under an eight-year contract with the city council. Manchester city council announced that Biffa Municipal had ...

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Crossing the border caught up with Zero Waste Scotland director Iain Gulland at Resource 2015 in East London to talk waste regulations, landfill tax and the election as the Scottish Government races to meet its ambitious targets  

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The End of Waste is nigh

David Adams, Managing Director of waste management and recycling broker 707, comments on collective waste disposal and improving waste streams ahead of the



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...