News Sunday 25 June 2017
23 June 2017

‘Horrific’ deaths prompt HSE machinery warning

Recent incidents resulting in the deaths of two workers within the waste and recycling sector have prompted the Health and Safety Executive to issue a strong reminder about the need to take note of machinery guidance. Describing the fatalities as "Two horrific deaths in the industry", the HSE said this week that there was ...

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WEEE fee 25 June 2017

‘Open Scope’ could push up producer costs for WEEE

 

UK regulations on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment could remain with 14 categories but have protocols to produce six categories, senior Defra official Melanie Foster has explained. The changes would be ...

23 June 2017

The Week in Waste – 23 June 2017

 

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we take a quick look at this week's news of the Great Repeal Bill in the Queen's Speech. Also, we report on how the Essex MBT saga could see Urbaser Balfour ...

23 June 2017

W&S to keep Oxfordshire HWRC contract

 

W&S Recycling has won a £27 million seven-year contract from Oxfordshire county council which means that the Dorset-based contractor will continue to run nearly all of the council’s household waste recycling centres. The ...

court 22 June 2017

Suspended sentence handed out for illegal waste operation

 

A landowner in Wiltshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for unlawfully treating waste on his land near Cricklade. Robert Cooper, 78, of Hicks Leaze Farm, Chelworth was sentenced at Swindon Magistrates Court earlier ...

22 June 2017

Zero Waste Scotland reports growth of ‘Revolve’ standard

 

Zero Waste Scotland has announced that two private sector businesses have joined its reuse quality certification scheme, Revolve. The addition of textile recycling company Nathan’s Wastesavers and IT asset recovery firm Re-tek ...

22 June 2017

Surrey council announces proposed HWRC cuts

 

VIDEO: Surrey council has announced plans to save up to £2 million-a-year from the operation of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in the county, which includes the permanent closure of four smaller facilities. The council...

22 June 2017

Fridge standards and producer ‘allocation’ on WEEE agenda

 

AO Recycling – the Telford-based fridge and WEEE recycling specialist – has called for a ‘universal ratings system’ for fridge processors, which it claims would enshrine ‘consistent’ processing standards within the industry.

21 June 2017

Repeal Bill confirmed in Queen’s Speech

 

The government has committed to introducing a Great Repeal Bill to bring existing EU regulations into UK law, it has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament today (21 June). The speech, which follows the State Opening...

21 June 2017

Waste groups reach out to Gove over resource strategy

 

The resource and waste management Trade Association Group (TAG) – which brings together bodies from across the sector – has called for Environment Secretary Michael Gove to prioritise resource efficiency in his new role. ...

 
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