LATEST NEWS Tuesday 30 June 2015
Councillor Jacqui Beswick, Rochdale's cabinet member for environment 30 June 2015

Rochdale council backs three-weekly residual switch

Rochdale council looks set to follow in the footsteps of its neighbouring local authority Bury in switching to a three weekly collection schedule for residual waste. At a cabinet meeting yesterday (June 29), councillors approved the plans to move from an alternate weekly collection system for residual waste, to a new schedule ...


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Brighton & Hove believes the trials could be one way of boosting the city's recycling rate 30 June 2015

Brighton to consider wheeled bin collection trial


Wheeled bins could be rolled out to 4,500 households in Brighton & Hove from November under plans to improve the city’s flagging recycling rate. Under the city council proposals, the £135,000 trial would assess the impact ...

Joined by schoolchildren at the official opening were: (l-r) Dan Ingram, Biowise director ; Lord Haskins; James Landau, Biowise managing director 30 June 2015

Biowise opens £4.5 million IVC near Hull


A state of the art in-vessel composting (IVC) facility developed by recycling company Biowise was officially opened by Lord Haskins yesterday (June 29), at Willerby, near Hull. Over 100 guests joined Lord Haskins and Biowise ...

The grant forms part of the Welsh Government's £22 million funding for environmental organisations 30 June 2015

Welsh Government announces WRAP funding


The Welsh Government yesterday (June 29) announced a new raft of funding of almost £9.5 million for WRAP Cymru, in order to cover the charity’s core activities. The grant, which has been designated for the period October 2015 ...

Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Mark H Durkan 29 June 2015

Northern Ireland to consider bottle deposit scheme


The Northern Irish Executive will consider whether to introduce a money-back scheme on drinks bottles, similar to that under review in Scotland, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has revealed. Mr Durkan made the revelation ...

Marc Zornes, chief executive, Winnow 29 June 2015

Room for improvement


Marc Zornes, co-founder and chief executive of food waste reduction specialist Winnow outlines the opportunities for cutting food waste in the hospitality sector. Summer is the busiest time of year for the UK’s hotel industry. ...

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Former Shanks director to lead LondonWaste


Former Shanks and Kelda Group director Peter Sharpe has been appointed managing director of LondonWaste Ltd and will take the helm of the North London Waste Authority-owned company from August 3.  Mr Sharpe takes over from ...

Until today, South Molton Recycle carried out recycling collections for Torridge district council 29 June 2015

South Molton Recycle enters administration


Longstanding social enterprise South Molton Recycle Ltd has gone into administration today (June 29) after providing recycling services to Devon residents for 29 years. The South Molton-based organisation, which has over 34 staff ...

Edinburgh council waste vehicles now feature technology to warn drivers when cyclists are nearby 29 June 2015

Edinburgh rolls out cycle-safety kit on waste fleet


City of Edinburgh council has upgraded its waste fleet with cycle safety equipment with a view to preventing collisions between cyclists and lorries. The local authority has integrated Cyclear technology into its vehicles, which ...

Recyclables are currently collected commingled from households 26 June 2015

Carmarthenshire to assess recycling collections


Carmarthenshire council is to carry out a TEEP assessment in order to inform its long term waste strategy as it decides whether to stick with its current commingled recycling collection system. Councillors considered a series of ...

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German plants under pressure from UK exports of RDF

Dusseldorf-based journalist, Gerhard Wirsig, reports for on the latest market dynamics in the RDF sector German operators of incinerators, RDF power plants and cement ...

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Room for improvement

Marc Zornes, co-founder and chief executive of food waste reduction specialist Winnow outlines the opportunities for cutting food waste in the hospitality sector. Summer is the busiest time of year for the UK’s hotel industry. ...



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 ...