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O-I will use recycled content from Viridor at its Alloa plant in Clackmannanshire 4 September 2015

O-I transfers glass recycling to Viridor

EXCLUSIVE: Glass manufacturing giant O-I is to transfer its Scottish glass recycling operations to Viridor’s £25 million plant. Under a seven-year agreement, Owen-Illinois Inc will buy treated cullet from Viridor’s new advanced glass recycling plant in Newhouse, North Lanarkshire. And, O-I will close its own cullet sorting ...

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CIWM has warned the Commission that councils are already under considerable pressure 4 September 2015

CIWM: Recycling targets ‘blunt instrument’

 

Recycling targets are ‘relatively blunt instruments’ that may not help boost Europe's circular economy, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has warned. Responding to the European Commission’s calls for ‘...

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The Week in Waste – September 4 2015

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

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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, letsrecycle.com 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 ...

Viridor's plant will process glass packaging for Scotland's burgeoning whisky industry 2 September 2015

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 letsrecycle.com

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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