News Wednesday 6 May 2015
Closed Loop's Dagenham recycling facility 5 May 2015

Buyer moves in for Closed Loop Recycling

Plastic bottle recycler Closed Loop Recycling has been acquired by Dubai-based investment firm Euro Capital after having been placed into administration late last week, has learned. The company has been bought in a pre-pack arrangement after having posted losses in recent months due to challenging ...

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Concerns over the long term viability of the UK plastics recycling sector continue to linger 5 May 2015

EfW ‘not a long term solution’ for plastic scrap


A leading plastics recycling organisation has cautioned that energy from waste (EfW) is not a ‘long term solution’ for the treatment of recyclable plastic scrap, despite difficulties in the plastics recycling market. The ...

Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3236 L 8x2 Rigid 5 May 2015

Wastecycle invests in collection vehicle to boost safety


East Midlands-based recycling firm Wastecycle has expanded its collection fleet with an aim to boost road safety and save on fuel consumption. The company has invested in a Mercedes-Benz 8x2 Aroc rigid collection vehicle, which ...

PerthMap 1 May 2015

Suez fined for landfill leachate licence breach


Suez environnement was fined £20,000 at Perth Sheriff Court yesterday (30 April 2015) for its handling of leachate, a potentially polluting liquid, at its Binn landfill (Glenfarg) site. The company – which was trading as Sita ...

The Balcan system improves speed and safety 1 May 2015

Equipment round-up (01/05/15)


With news on; IRD increases PET plastics output; BlueMAC MRF for Murray Browns; Balcan Engineering launches new plastic lamp processor; UNTHA unveils XR-C waste shredder, and; SEaB Flexibuster mini plants  

All bags priced under 20p will attract the 5p levy from January 19 1 May 2015

EU bag laws include look at bio bag exemption


MEPs have approved new targets to cut plastic bag use and called on the Commission to investigate the use of oxo-biodegradable plastic carrier bags within the European Union. The targets have prompted a British manufacturer of oxo...

Nigel Farage is contesting the South Thanet seat 1 May 2015

In the Spotlight: UKIP


With the race for Number 10 heating up, takes a look at the parliamentary candidates for the waste and recycling industry to watch when Britain goes to the polls on May 7.

The Environment Agency has outlined details relating to how it will police the requirements for the separate collection of recyclable materials from 2015 30 April 2015

Cheshire West keeps Eunomia’s carbon crown


Cheshire West and Chester council has held onto its place at the top of Eunomia’s carbon league, by saving the highest amount of CO2 through recycling of all the authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The north ...

AEB's waste incinerator in Amsterdam was hit by a major fire in November 2014, but started taking delivering of RDF from the UK again this month 30 April 2015

March brings another record for RDF exports


Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from England and Wales have once again broken records with latest figures showing the largest ever overall monthly tonnage of material was shipped out during March 2015. Environment Agency date...

The LGA wants producers to contribute to council waste collection costs 30 April 2015

LGA: Producers must support waste collection costs


Revised EU circular economy plans should require producers to pay a full cost contribution for waste collections and disposal by 2030, the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested. In an a


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