News Tuesday 1 September 2015
The tests will help establish guidance to reduce the number of waste fires 1 September 2015

Fire tests to update data from 1970s

Large-scale waste fire tests are expected to go ahead this autumn almost a year later than originally planned. Besides helping to assess safer spacing for piles of materials, the live stack burns also aim to establish the flammable properties of more recent materials which have entered the recycling chain, such as certain types ...

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Rick Waterson was responsible for the purchase of 430,000 tonnes of recovered paper to supply the Palm Paper newsprint ill at Kings Lynn 28 August 2015

Appointments round-up (28/08/2015)


Colin Clarke and Rick Waterson have new posts in the the recovered paper sector; Dorset's interim chief heads to Hong Kong; and a shredder expert is poised to advise on RDF and other materials. ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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