News Saturday 30 July 2016
The Environment Agency has released its latest guidance on how to best avoid waste fires Picture: Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service 29 July 2016

WRA blasts ‘restrictive’ revised fire guidance

Fire prevention guidance for waste operators released by the Environment Agency today has been branded ‘extremely disappointing’ by the Wood Recyclers Association. The Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance is an update on previous rules stipulating various restrictions on the storage and separation distances between piles of ...

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The Food Waste Bill will have a second reading in Parliament tomorrow 29 July 2016

Defra stays silent on announcement of waste minister

 

The waste and recycling industry remains without government representation today (29 July) – almost two weeks after former resource minister Rory Stewart was moved on to a new job. The Department for Environment, Food & ...

An artists' impression of Wheelabrator Technologies  energy-from-waste facility at Kemsley in Kent 29 July 2016

Wheelabrator closes on Kemsley EfW facility

 

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced it has reached financial close on plans for a 550,000 tonnes per year energy-from-waste (EFW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, with construction work due to start next month (August...

ACP chair Phil Conran 29 July 2016

Storm in a coffee cup

 

Phil Conran, director of 360 Environmental and chair of the government's Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) examines the issues around the recyclability of coffee cups highlighted in the BBC programme Hugh's War on Waste, aired ...

Some of the waste at the Eastmoor Road Allotments in Murton 28 July 2016

County Durham man jailed over illegal waste site

 

A County Durham man has been jailed for 16 weeks for operating an illegal waste site, following legal proceedings brought by the Environment Agency. Christopher Nash, 35, of Hillgarth in Consett appeared at Peterlee Magistrates...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall confronted coffee chain giants on their recycling policies in his 'War on Waste' documentary (C) Keo Films - Photographer: Gus Palmer 28 July 2016

TV coffee cup crusade provokes mixed industry response

 

Waste management firm Veolia has unveiled plans to develop a new paper-pulping facility in an attempt to address ongoing concerns over disposable cup recycling - which will come under renewed scrutiny in BBC One’s ‘War on Waste’ ...

Waste management company Biffa is handling the changes to Forest of Dean district council’s kerbside-sort recycling service 28 July 2016

Forest of Dean to expand kerbside recycling service

 

Changes to Forest of Dean district council’s kerbside-sort recycling service are being brought in to allow residents to recycle a wider range of materials. The roll out of the new recycling service will begin from Monday next ...

One of Richmondshire district council's refuse trucks 28 July 2016

SFS to overhaul Richmondshire waste fleet

 

Richmondshire district council is to overhaul its waste and recycling collection vehicle fleet following the award of a contract to fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services (SFS). The contract includes the roll-out of a ...

kent map 27 July 2016

News in brief (27/07/2016)

 

With news on; Kent waste strategy consultation; scrap vehicle prosecution; Shanks makes Netherlands acquisition; Blue Scotland moves premises, and London borough of Barnet clamps down on flytipping

recycling food green bags North Somerset 27 July 2016

Biffa wins North Somerset collections contract

 

Waste and recycling collections in North Somerset will be carried out by Biffa under a new seven-year contract to be rolled out from March 2017. The estimated £6.9 million deal – which will also see Biffa manage the unitary ...

 
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Storm in a coffee cup

Phil Conran, director of 360 Environmental and chair of the government's Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) examines the issues around the recyclability of coffee cups highlighted in the BBC programme Hugh's War on Waste, aired ...