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Biffa has reported a boost in earnings before tax amid reports that it is inviting takeover bids 24 November 2015

Biffa announces profit boost amid takeover reports

Biffa has today announced a 19.4% boost in its earnings before tax - as reports suggest that the waste management group is seeking takeover bids from across the industry. The trading update for the six months ended 25 September shows that the company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) ...


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From January 2016 Tendring council will end its black bin bag delivery service 24 November 2015

Tendring to scrap black sack delivery service


Tendring district council has announced it will no longer be delivering free black residual waste sacks to householders in a bid to save more than £150,000 a year. Under plans outlined by the council this week, deliveries of ...

WEEE presented for export by Daniels Recycling. (Image: Environment Agency) 24 November 2015

Daniels Recycling prosecuted for African WEEE export


The directors of Warrington-based Daniels Recycling, who pleaded guilty last week to illegally exporting electrical waste to West Africa, have criticised the Environment Agency for its handling of the case. Daniels Recycling Ltd ...

Hull facility 24 November 2015

Financial deal agreed for Hull gasification plant


The developers of a proposed 240,000 tonne capacity gasification plant in Hull have secured a financial package to finance the construction of the facility after five years of planning. Engineering specialist Spencer Group has ...

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Scrap metal moving despite price pressure


Metal recyclers are seeing prices in ferrous grades still failing to rise significantly from recent lows in value although material is described as “continuing to move”. However, falls in the copper price are adding to ...

Parts of the Farington MBT facility near Preston, are set to be mothballed under the council plans 23 November 2015

Lancashire set to close parts of Global Renewables sites


Lancashire county council is to consider a partial closure of its mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and organic waste treatment plants in Farington and Thornton in a bid to reduce budget costs. Under the proposals, Lancashire ...

Cannock Chase is to send garden waste for open windrow composting from April 2016 23 November 2015

Cannock Chase to make windrow composting switch


Cannock Chase district council has announced the award of a new garden waste processing contract as it seeks to move away from in-vessel composting in a bid to reduce costs. Wolverhampton-based Jack Moody Ltd is to continue ...

From l-r: Zoe Cooke, Hampshire county council waste project officer, Grace Morrice, Patrick Navarro, Hannah Harwood, University of Winchester students, Tony Mapes, volunteer chef 23 November 2015

News in brief 23/11/2015


With news on: Hampshire food waste campaign; employees achieve WAMITAB diploma; plastics recycling animation; Wastecycle partnership with British Gypsum wins award, and; Shanks sends energy pellets from Amsterdam.

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Norfolk council approves RDF export contracts


Norfolk councillors have approved contracts that will see up to 160,000 tonnes per year of the county’s waste processed into refuse derived fuel (RDF) and exported to Germany and the Netherlands. Members of the council’s ...

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Unpacking the war on food waste


Professor Leon Terry, director of agrifood at Cranfield University discusses the factors leading...

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Stobart Energy plots UK wood processing expansion

The increase in biomass plants coming online in next five years alongside long term waste wood supply contracts will help to “bring stability” to the wood recycling market, according to the chief executive of Stobart Energy & ...

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Unpacking the war on food waste

Professor Leon Terry, director of agrifood at Cranfield University discusses the factors leading...



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