News Friday 24 February 2017
24 February 2017

Giant Edmonton ERF gets government go-ahead

Plans to build a major new energy recovery facility to replace the Edmonton EcoPark in north London received backing from the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today (24 February). The Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, issued a development consent order (DCO) for the ...

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24 February 2017

Can a deposit scheme for bottles and cans work?

 

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. The discussion about a potential deposit ...

24 February 2017

Cost of food waste collections in spotlight

 

A cost projection for the introduction of separate food waste collections by every council in England was met with scepticism at the National Food Waste Conference in London yesterday (23 February). In her opening address at the ...

24 February 2017

Walk for Waste to scale new heights in 2017

 

A sponsored walk which raised more than £6,000 for third world waste projects in 2016 will return this summer to take on Scafell Pike – England’s highest peak. WasteAid UK’s first ‘Walk for Waste’ saw 25 waste ...

24 February 2017

Cambridgeshire councils in collections overhaul

 

Two Cambridgeshire councils are gearing up for a service change affecting 130,000 households in a bid to streamline waste and recycling collections across the region. Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire councils are ...

24 February 2017

The Week in Waste – 24 February

 

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on debate over the introduction of a deposit return system for bottles and cans. Also, we report on the future of local authority PFI waste contracts...

23 February 2017

Charity news round-up (23/02/2017)

 

The latest charity news stories from the waste and recycling sector, including: Tandridge's Simon Mander to tackle London Marathon; FCC Greatmoor donation; Christmas tree appeal, and; Andigestion donates to pavilion cause.

23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits

 

Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

23 February 2017

Coca Cola offers support for deposit return schemes

 

Drinks giant Coca Cola Great Britain has backed the potential introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans in Scotland, putting it at odds with councils and retailers who oppose the measure. Coca Cola GB, ...

23 February 2017

Amey invests £12.5m in safety-equipped vehicles

 

Services firm Amey has announced a £12.5 million invesment in safety-equipped vehicles for use across its UK environmental service contracts. The waste firm has already introduced 74 new vehicles, with another eight due for ...

 
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