News Sunday 4 December 2016
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Northern Ireland councils at 42% recycling in 2015/16

Councils in Northern Ireland achieved a 42.2% municipal recycling and composting rate in 2015/16, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Published yesterday (1 December), the annual statistical report shows that in total, Northern Ireland’s councils collected 969,157 tonnes ...

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Rushcliffe warns of ‘frozen waste’ as temperatures plunge


Freezing weather conditions across the UK caused collection issues for recycling crews in Nottinghamshire earlier this week – with garden waste ‘frozen’ to the inside of bins. Responding to residents’ concerns that their ...

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Veolia unveils 2016 Apprentice of the Year winner


Waste and resources firm Veolia has unveiled its 2016 Apprentices of the Year at a special ceremony in the Houses of Parliament. The annual event, now in its second year, sees some of the company’s 350 apprentices recognised for...

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News in Brief (1/12/2016)


With news on: North Somerset contract, Bigbelly success in Rugby; Machinex launches new website; Landfill programme in £290k boost to communities, and; Tamar pioneers closed-loop food waste system

Dorset's Broomhills HWRC 1 December 2016

Dorset director calls for clarity over HWRC charges


The director of the Dorset Waste Partnership has called for further guidance from government over what constitutes ‘household’ waste for disposal at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Karyn Punchard, director of the ...

Lord Gardiner (Picture: Number 10 - Flickr) 1 December 2016

Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach


Defra under secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels

Prevention plans are required for waste operators to reduce the risk of fire spreading 1 December 2016

Waste trade bodies join forces over fire guidance


A number of waste trade associations have joined together to lobby the Environment Agency over the latest version of its Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance. The Wood Recyclers Association, the Tyre Recovery Association, the ...

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Eunomia predicts ‘revival’ in gasification interest


Investor interest in advanced conversion technologies (ACTs) – such as gasification – could see a ‘revival’, despite set-backs in the roll-out of the technology in recent years, consultancy Eunomia claims. In a market ...

Tesco has launched a crowdfunding website to promote food waste projects 30 November 2016

Tesco launches crowdfunding site for food waste projects


Supermarket giant Tesco is appealing to ‘food waste entrepreneurs’ to join a new crowdfunding platform which could bring their products to market. The crowdfunding platform – BackIt – has been launched by Tesco in order to...

Biffa has recorded 'strong' first half results for the year 30 November 2016

Biffa’s Cory gains drive ‘strong’ half-year results


Waste management firm Biffa has posted its half-year financial results for 2016/17 - revealing a “strong performance” based on its recent acquisition of Cory’s municipal contracts in the summer. The business recorded £71 ...

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