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DHL and Gatwick open biomass waste plant

Logistics firm DHL has formally opened a £3.8 million biomass burning facility at Gatwick Airport – which it is claimed is the ‘first of its kind in the world’ to treat Category 1 waste from international flights. Catering waste including food and packaging coming into the airport from non-EU flights is classed as ‘...

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The resources charity WRAP has announced a partnership with the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) – Resource Greater Manchester – aimed at driving up recycling across the north western conurbation. Resource ...

The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is considering the removal of recycling banks for beverage cartons across the county as a result of contamination issues within the banks. In 2016 DWP removed bring banks for materials including...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on the restatement by resource and recycling minister Therese Coffey that the government has no plans for mandatory food waste collections in England.

Services firm Kier has agreed to an early end to a 10-year waste and recycling collection contract with four East Sussex councils. The decision has been taken due to ‘significant’ change in the recycling market, according to ...

Bryson Recycling is encouraging residents in up to 170,000 households across Northern Ireland to maximise recycling as part of a charity initiative. The ‘Recycling Rewards’ scheme now in its second year, is aiming to raise £...

Cambridgeshire-based waste management firm Mick George Ltd has secured approval for an increase in annual throughput at its landfill near Ely, from 50,000 tonnes to 200,000 tonnes per annum. The approval comes after the ...

A parliamentary committee hearing into food waste involving the resources minister Therese Coffey was cut short this afternoon (22 March), due to a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Dr Coffey was ...

Buckinghamshire county council has partnered with the food-sharing mobile phone app provider Olio as part of its effort reduce food waste in the county. Olio is a free app that connects residents, businesses and charities with ...

French-owned certification and inspection group SOCOTEC has announced the acquisition of Environmental Services Group (ESG), the UK-based testing and services firm. ESG, which was previously majority owned by 3i Group PLC (3i...

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Phil Conran, director at environmental consultancy 360 Environmental offers his view on the recent debate about deposit return schemes for materials such as cans and bottles. ... read more

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