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Only retailers employing more than 250 will have to charge for single use plastic carrier bags under the legislation 2 October 2015

Retailers call for ‘less confusion’ on eve of bag charge

Large and medium-sized retailers in England will begin charging customers for single-use bags issued in shops from Monday (October 5), despite widespread criticism over the way the charge is to be applied. The ‘carrier bag levy’ – a policy proposal originally drawn up by the Lib Dem and Conservative Coalition Government...


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The Viridor Poll

Will there be an energy from waste overcapacity in the UK in future years?

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The Week in Waste – October 2 2015


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

Councillor Mike Brian welcomed the fleet upgrade 2 October 2015

News in brief (02/10/15)


With news on; HWRC opens in Bridport; Biffa deploys new Stratford-on-Avon fleet; TerraCycle stubs out cigarette waste; William Tracey in RDF export deal, and; CCE in Rugby World Cup initiative ...

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MRF data: the case for credibility


Freelance chartered waste manager and town planner, Deborah Sacks, offers her view on the latest reported data to arise from the MRF regulations. A friend of mine described to me how his son’s teacher had told his class...

Environment Agency officers carry out spot checks in Lincolnshire 2 October 2015

Officers target waste carriers in Lincolnshire


Enforcement officers carried out 46 spot checks on vehicles in Lincolnshire on Wednesday (September 30) in a bid to identify illegal waste carriers. The Environment Agency, Lincolnshire Police, Immigration Enforcement and officers...

BIS has confirmed submission of three WEEE compliance fee mechanisms 1 October 2015

Three WEEE compliance fee proposals submitted


The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that three proposed mechanisms for setting a WEEE compliance fee mechanism for 2015 have been submitted. Among them is a proposal by the Joint Trade ...

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Broxbourne braced for waste collection changes


A new household waste collection system will be rolled out across Broxbourne from next week in a bid to reduce the cost of sending refuse to landfill. From Monday (October 5), residents in the Hertfordshire borough will see their ...

Input data from MRFs will be used to assess collection quality 1 October 2015

Scottish MRF code comes into effect


Scottish materials recycling facility (MRF) operators are required to measure the quality of the recyclable material that they receive and sort from today (October 1). The requirements, which are a part of the Waste (Recyclate ...

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Scotland sees minor recycling growth in 2014


Scotland’s councils recycled and composted 42.8% of the country’s household waste in 2014 - an increase of just 0.6% from the previous year’s performance, official data published today (September 30) suggests. The figures ...

(l-r): Richard Pugh, BGF and Keenan board members Jim Clark, Grant Keenan, Gregor Keenan and Mel Keenan (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media) 30 September 2015

Multi-million pound investment to fuel Keenan expansion


A family-owned composting business in eastern Scotland has announced the injection of around £2.2 million in finance from the Business Growth Fund, as it seeks to expand its operation across Scotland. Keenan Recycling, which is ...

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Producer responsibility and recycling on ISWA agenda

Jeff Cooper of the International Solid Waste Association reports from its recent annual congress in Antwerp, Belgium The International Solid Waste Association’s Annual Congress was held in the City of Antwerp in early ...

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MRF data: the case for credibility

Freelance chartered waste manager and town planner, Deborah Sacks, offers her view on the latest reported data to arise from the MRF regulations. A friend of mine described to me how his son’s teacher had told his class...



14 September 2015

Drawing Battle Lines

As Jeremy Corbyn fends off criticism that his newly-formed shadow cabinet is too male-centric today, there is one appointment the waste industry should be watching with interest. Kerry McCarthy’s appointment as shadow ...


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.