News Wednesday 7 October 2015
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Stewart bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra minister Rory Stewart looks set to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of ‘more consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Speaking during a fringe session at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday evening (October 4), the minister expressed his desire ...

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The TRA has warned the Environment Agency's failure to listen to industry could result in more tyre fires 6 October 2015

Tyre recyclers hit out at Agency fire guidance


The Environment Agency’s failure to listen to tyre recyclers on stack sizes could inadvertently increase the risk of fires on waste sites. This was the message from the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) today as it urged the ...

Shanks has recruited six new staff through a social scheme at its Wakefield site 6 October 2015

Shanks employs social approach for Wakefield workers


Shanks Waste Management has expanded its Wakefield workforce with the appointment of six candidates recruited via a social enterprise project. In what the firm has branded a boost for local employment, the six employees, who work ...

Reigate & Banstead is seeking to stop carrier bags being placed in mixed recycling. (pictured: the authority's Town Hall.) 5 October 2015

Council concerns remain as bag recycler seeks material


The founder of a recycling plant for plastic bags and films in Woolwich, London today declared that there was “no good reason” why people should not be able to put their plastic bags and films into local authority recycling systems.

The 2014 event attracted over 75 exhibitors from around 25 countries 5 October 2015

CARS auto recycling show to return in July 2016


Europe’s biggest dedicated trade event for the metal reprocessing and end of life vehicle (ELV) recycling sector is to return in July 2016, and is to be hosted alongside the Metals Recycling Event, organisers have announced. The...

Asif Ghafoor of Amey Ventures, right, signed the 25-year contract with councillors 5 October 2015

Amey signs 25-year Isle of Wight deal


Amey has officially signed a 25-year contract to provide waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight council. The ceremony follows a vote by councillors to award the contract to the waste firm last month prior to ...

Palm Recycling - PM7 newsprint machine 5 October 2015

Palm Recycling’s head office in move to King’s Lynn


Palm Recycling is to leave its base in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and move its head office function to King’s Lynn, Norfolk, home to the Palm Paper mill. Parent company Palm Paper has made a formal announcement about the move ...

Welsh Minister for Natural Rsources Carl Sargeant was among attendees at the Biogen AD plant opening last week (October 1) 5 October 2015

Biogen opens Bryn Pica AD plant in South Wales


Organics recycling firm Biogen’s 22,500 tonnes capacity anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in South Wales has been officially opened by Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant. Situated at the Bryn Pica former ...

Police were spotted stationed outside the Niramax Group facility in Hartlepool on the day of the raids (credit: The Gazette) 5 October 2015

North Yorkshire seeks waste assurances from Niramax


North Yorkshire county council has suspended deliveries of waste to Niramax Group in Hartlepool. And, the local authority has now requested assurances from the company that the waste is being managed responsibly. The ...

Only retailers employing more than 250 will have to charge for single use plastic carrier bags under the legislation 2 October 2015

Retailers call for ‘less confusion’ on eve of bag charge


Large and medium-sized retailers in England will begin charging customers for single-use bags issued in shops from Monday (October 5), despite widespread criticism over the way the charge is to be applied. The ‘carrier bag levy...

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