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Gatwick 24 March 2017

DHL and Gatwick open biomass waste plant

Logistics firm DHL has formally opened a £3.8 million biomass burning facility at Gatwick Airport – which it is claimed is the ‘first of its kind in the world’ to treat Category 1 waste from international flights. Catering waste including food and packaging coming into the airport from non-EU flights is classed as ‘...

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24 March 2017

Dorset threatens removal of carton banks


The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is considering the removal of recycling banks for beverage cartons across the county as a result of contamination issues within the banks. In 2016 DWP removed bring banks for materials including...

24 March 2017

The Week in Waste – 24 March 2017


VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on the restatement by resource and recycling minister Therese Coffey that the government has no plans for mandatory food waste collections in England.

24 March 2017

WRAP to work with GMWDA to boost recycling


The resources charity WRAP has announced a partnership with the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) – Resource Greater Manchester – aimed at driving up recycling across the north western conurbation. Resource ...

23 March 2017

Kier agrees early end to East Sussex contract


Services firm Kier has agreed to an early end to a 10-year waste and recycling collection contract with four East Sussex councils. The decision has been taken due to ‘significant’ change in the recycling market, according to ...

23 March 2017

Bryson launches second phase of charity scheme


Bryson Recycling is encouraging residents in up to 170,000 households across Northern Ireland to maximise recycling as part of a charity initiative. The ‘Recycling Rewards’ scheme now in its second year, is aiming to raise £...

23 March 2017

Drainage change secures asbestos landfill for Mick George


Cambridgeshire-based waste management firm Mick George Ltd has secured approval for an increase in annual throughput at its landfill near Ely, from 50,000 tonnes to 200,000 tonnes per annum. The approval comes after the ...

22 March 2017

Coffey’s food waste committee hearing cut short


A parliamentary committee hearing into food waste involving the resources minister Therese Coffey was cut short this afternoon (22 March), due to a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Dr Coffey was ...

22 March 2017

Bucks partners with Olio on food waste prevention


Buckinghamshire county council has partnered with the food-sharing mobile phone app provider Olio as part of its effort reduce food waste in the county. Olio is a free app that connects residents, businesses and charities with ...

22 March 2017

SOCOTEC announces acquisition of ESG


French-owned certification and inspection group SOCOTEC has announced the acquisition of Environmental Services Group (ESG), the UK-based testing and services firm. ESG, which was previously majority owned by 3i Group PLC (3i...

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