News Tuesday 31 March 2015
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Jonathan Short leaves ECO Plastics

ECO Plastics founder Jonathan Short has left the Lincolnshire-based plastic bottle recycler after more than 15 years with the business. His departure comes after the company was bought out of administration by German Investment firm Aurelius in December, after having made a loss of £12.5 million since 2012. Having led ...

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Tributes paid after death of Nick Mann, former letsrecycle journalist


Former journalist Nick Mann has died in the wake of an accident at London’s Old Street station on Sunday. He died rescuing his brother Robert, 32, from the path of an oncoming tube train shortly after ...

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Ward Recycling in Middlesbrough 30 March 2015

News in brief (30/03/15)


With news on; Vince Cable at Ward Recycling opening; Hiscox Insurance enters waste market; Wastecycle deploys software;  Viridor donates compost, and; Geminor acquisition Vince Cable opens Ward Recycling ...

Councils will no longer be able to charge for the use of HWRCs 30 March 2015

HWRC anti-charging laws passed


Laws prohibiting councils from charging residents for the use of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will come into effect from April 23.

Machinex levenseat - From left to right Jonathan Menard, Machinex Project Director and Neil Bennett, M+W Group Head of Energy Business Unit 30 March 2015

Machinex to provide Levenseat sorting technology


Recycling equipment firm Machinex has been contracted to provide the materials sorting technology for the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd project in Scotland, it announced on Friday (March 27). The Canadian firm has been appointed ...

Manchester bins 30 March 2015

Biffa wins Manchester bin collection contract


Biffa is to take over waste and recycling collections for the city of Manchester from services provider Enterprise, under an eight-year contract with the city council. Manchester city council announced that Biffa Municipal had ...

Eric Pickles has spoken out in support of joint working for councils on waste procurement 30 March 2015

Pickles slams “rubbish” council waste procurements


Secretary of State Eric Pickles has blasted “rubbish” council procurement policies for bins and refuse vehicles, in the wake of a report published by DCLG on ‘better bin saving’ yesterday (March 29). And, the minister ...

Southend-on-Sea 27 March 2015

Veolia set to oust Cory from Southend contract


Southend-on-Sea borough council has today (March 27) named Veolia as the preferred bidder for its new recycling and waste collections contract, which is due to start in October 2015. The decision, which was approved by councillors...

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WRAP Recycle Now refresh gets pilot roll out


A new nationwide recycling campaign currently being trialled in Sheffield and Tunbridge Wells has received a positive response according to the local authorities. The Waste & Resources Action Programme’s revamped Recycle Now...

CLR01 - plant exterior 27 March 2015

Closed Loop sweats over retail milk bottle squeeze


Defra minister Dan Rogerson is calling retailers back around the table in a bid to thrash out a firm commitment to back the plastics recycling sector over the use of recycled plastics in milk bottle production. The news comes a ...


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