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Panda agrees to buy Ireland’s Greenstar

Ireland is set to see significant consolidation within its waste management industry, with the announcement that Panda is to acquire most of rival firm Greenstar. The board of Greenstar announced today (February 9) that a contract has been signed for the sale to Panda of the “collections, transfer and processing divisions of ...

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The research by WRAP aims to boost confidence amongst farmers in the use of compost from garden waste (picture: letsrecycle.com) 9 February 2016

WRAP research aims to build compost ‘confidence’

 

New research has been published in a bid to boost confidence amongst farmers and crop growers in the use of ‘renewable fertilisers’ such as digestate and compost. Published by WRAP,

Households in Daventry may be in line for a new recycling and waste collection system from 2018 9 February 2016

Daventry to vote on recycling overhaul

 

Councillors in the Northamptonshire borough of Daventry will vote on Thursday (11 February) on proposals to overhaul the council’s waste and recycling collection system. Plans to shake-up the existing collection regime are being...

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Government urged to act on waste data transparency

 

The author of a Ricardo-AEA report on waste data has claimed it would be “naïve” for government to rely on voluntary initiatives alone in providing more transparent waste data reporting. Unveiling the consultancy’s ‘Waste...

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News in brief (09/02/2016)

 

With news on: Shanks and Machinex partner on sorting systems; Lumicom handles WEEE for Scotland roads project; PK Safety provides PPE to Smart Solutions; Suez receives 'outstanding' BREEAM status, and; Viridor installs two Eriez suspended magnets...

The Environment Agency has backed a statement from SEPA on export contamination 9 February 2016

Fibre exporter cracks down on contaminated material

 

Confirmation of a tougher stance by exporters of waste paper or recovered fibre to China in terms of quality has come from Nottingham-based Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises. The company has revealed that it rejected over 400,000 ...

Conwy could become the first council in Wales to switch to a four weekly waste collection system 8 February 2016

Conwy looks to four-weekly refuse collections

 

Conwy could become the first council in Wales to move to four-weekly collections of refuse, if approved by the authority in the coming weeks. The proposal, which has been put to the authority’s scrutiny committee, could soon be ...

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FCC’s Greatmoor EfW takes first waste load

 

FCC’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant has taken its first delivery of residual waste and is generating power, the company has announced. The plant – which has the capacity treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste ...

Total REcycling services, based in Darlington, has received a £6.7m boost 8 February 2016

Darlington waste firm secures £6.7m investment

 

Darlington-based Total Recycling Services Ltd has secured £6.7 million investment from venture capital firm Business Growth Fund (BGF) Ventures. Operating from two sites in Teesside, Total Recycling Services provides ...

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Milton Keynes trials reusable recycling sacks

 

Milton Keynes council is trialling reusable ‘bags for life’ for mixed recyclables in place of distributing free disposable pink sacks to residents in a bid to save £500,000 per year. Two areas in Beanhill received the bags ...

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