News Saturday 29 August 2015
Strong demand from Europe for RDF makes EfW treatment for plastics more financially viable, FCC has claimed 28 August 2015

Agency’s RDF definition takes shape

The Environment Agency has offered an initial draft of its ‘concise’ definition of RDF to members of the waste industry and exporters of the material. An email, seen by, was sent out to stakeholders by the Environment Agency last month, and sought views on the refuse derived fuel (RDF) definition...

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The Week in Waste – August 28 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress


Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...

Plastic exporters have reported that trading conditions in China are impacting on the value of plastic scrap 28 August 2015

Plasticity (Worldwide) snaps up What-A-Waste


Stricken waste plastics sorting and trading firm What-A-Waste has been bought out of administration by its former directors. The company was placed into administration on August 18 and subsequently sold to a new business, ...

Plastic exporters have reported that trading conditions in China are impacting on the value of plastic scrap 27 August 2015

What-A-Waste in administration as plastics sector feels pinch


EXCLUSIVE: Midlands-based waste plastics sorting and trading firm What-A-Waste has been placed into administration, the latest in a string of financial failures in the plastics sector since late 2014. The company, which was ...

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Official draw for 2015 Waste World Cup announced


With the English football season now in full swing teams from across the waste sector are gearing up for the industry’s premier sporting event, the 2015 Waste World Cup in association with Mick George. Reigning champions Wybone ...

Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 27 August 2015

Defra makes further aluminium allowances


Defra has further revised the protocols for aluminium packaging recycling in a second bid to boost the number of PRNs that can be issued. Last week (August 21) changes were made to the rules governing the date of accreditation and...

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WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study


WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arisings for 2012/14, assessed ...

Leaves swept from streets are currently not allowed for use in compost 26 August 2015

Letter: hope for use of street swept leaves in compost


Last week (August 20) reported on the results of a study into the use of leaves from ...

Residents on the picturesque Isle of Wight could receive residual waste bins 26 August 2015

Isle of Wight residents to get residual waste bins


Residents on the Isle of Wight are to receive wheeled bins for their refuse as Amey looks set to commence its 25-year waste collection and treatment contract from November. Councillors voted to award the contract to Amey last ...

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