News Tuesday 9 February 2016
Conwy could become the first council in Wales to switch to a four weekly waste collection system 8 February 2016

Conwy looks to four-weekly refuse collections

Conwy could become the first council in Wales to move to four-weekly collections of refuse, if approved by the authority in the coming weeks. The proposal, which has been put to the authority’s scrutiny committee, could soon be put to Conwy county borough council’s cabinet for final approval. Conwy achieved an overall...

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Total REcycling services, based in Darlington, has received a £6.7m boost 8 February 2016

Darlington waste firm secures £6.7m investment

 

Darlington-based Total Recycling Services Ltd has secured £6.7 million investment from venture capital firm Business Growth Fund (BGF) Ventures. Operating from two sites in Teesside, Total Recycling Services provides ...

New Blue Recycling Bag cover 8 February 2016

Milton Keynes trials reusable recycling sacks

 

Milton Keynes council is trialling reusable ‘bags for life’ for mixed recyclables in place of distributing free disposable pink sacks to residents in a bid to save £500,000 per year. Two areas in Beanhill received the bags ...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 8 February 2016

WRAP finances ‘excellent’ as Goodwin reveals departure

 

Dr Liz Goodwin is to step down from her position as chief executive of WRAP at the end of June, the waste and resources charity has announced today (8 February). WRAP’s second ever chief executive, Dr Goodwin, 54, has led the ...

Packaging reports will now be published on a monthly basis, in a bid to 'improve transparency' around PRNs 8 February 2016

‘Voluntary’ monthly packaging reporting gets green light

 

Packaging recycling data will be published every month, under a new voluntary system coming into effect from Wednesday (10 February). In a move agreed by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) ...

southampton emptying bins 8 February 2016

Hampshire councils defend recycling record

 

A senior councillor in Hampshire has defended the county’s performance on recycling - despite recording a recycling rate of 38% in 2014/15 - claiming that the authority is among the best performers on landfill diversion in England.

sheffield 5 February 2016

Sheffield metal recycler fined over fatality

 

A Sheffield-based metal recycler has been ordered to pay £160,000 after a worker was killed by an exploding gas cylinder. Walter Heselwood Limited pleaded guilty to a number of safety failings following the fatal incident at its ...

week in waste feb 5 February 2016

The Week in Waste – 5 February 2016

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we report on the latest developments on a new waste collection contract for South London. And, Jeremy ...

(l-r) Jason Goozée, Graeme Coombs and John Gibbins 5 February 2016

TGM acquires Plastics Plus Recycling Group

 

Waste paper recycler TGM Recycling has expanded its operations in the plastics sector with the acquisition of the Devon-based Plastics Plus Recycling Group and its subsidiary Polymer Industries. According to TGM Recycling chairman...

Defra minister Rory Stewart 5 February 2016

Stewart: Labour food waste bill includes ‘perverse incentives’

 

Waste and recycling minister Rory Stewart has criticised a Labour-backed bill for including “perverse incentives” for retailers on food waste. During Defra ministerial questions in the House of Commons yesterday (February ...

 
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