News Friday 28 August 2015
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 established in 2006 by former BPI director Chris Smith had sorted and sold mixed plastic polystyrene, ...

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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...

Pay as you throw 26 August 2015

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 ...

ARTWORK SHOWS:  Harry Clarke in the witness box at the Glasgow bin lorry crash inquest, held at Glasgow Sheriffs Court. 26 August 2015

Role of doctors raised at Glasgow inquiry


THE solicitor general leading the fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of six people killed by an out of control bin lorry days before Christmas last year began her final submissions to the court yesterday (August 25). The ...

CHEM Trust has called on the EU to ban recycling products that contain harmful chemicals 25 August 2015

CHEM Trust in circular economy chemicals warning


Proposals to permit the recycling of products containing potentially hazardous material would be ‘short sighted’, a chemical protection charity has suggested in response to the EU Commission’s circular economy consultation. ...

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Agrivert secures new funding for two AD plants


Organics waste and sewage treatment solutions business Agrivert has completed a £96 million financing package to replace more expensive debt and allowing it to fund two new plants which are under construction. Announcing the ...

UK trade bodies have responded to the EU Commission's circular economy consultation 25 August 2015

‘Consistent’ waste reporting tops circular economy agenda


Harmonised waste reporting and mandatory separate biowaste collections are among the proposals put forward during the consultation process for the EU Commission’s ‘ambitious’ circular economy package. The Environmental ...

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