News Saturday 23 July 2016
The fire at Smugglers Way. Pic @alexandra198888 22 July 2016

Material diverted after fire at Smugglers Way MRF

Household recyclable materials from four London boroughs are currently not being accepted at Cory Environmental’s Smugglers Way MRF due to an ongoing investigation into a fire that broke out at the site last night (21 July). The fire, which affected one of the plant’s conveyor systems was quickly brought under control by on-...

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jameslee 22 July 2016

Assessing issues around bio-based polythene

 

Is renewable bio-polythene, or more specifically bio-derived polyethylene, ethically responsible and does it bring any benefits to the environment? James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene takes a look at some of the issues around ...

Reconomy 22 July 2016

Reconomy continues growth with Cory business acquisition

 

Shropshire-based waste services provider, Reconomy, has today (21 July) confirmed the acquisition of Cory Environmental’s national waste brokerage businesses. The group includes UK Nationwide ...

Rick Brunt with Jeremy Jacobs, technical director at ORG 21 July 2016

HSE calls for waste sector collaboration on safety

 

Cross-industry collaboration and support for small and medium sized waste businesses is needed if the sector is to improve its health and safety record, Rick Brunt, head of Agriculture, Waste and Recycling at HSE has said. Mr ...

Then Business Secretary Michael Fallon (left) was shown around the PlasRecycle site by director Duncan Grierson in 2014 21 July 2016

Bag recycler PlasRecycle in administration

 

The company behind a £12 million plant set up to recycle LDPE plastic bags in Woolwich, West London – which was backed with funding from WRAP and the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) – has been placed into administration.

Environment Agency 21 July 2016

EA plans to tackle sites without competent managers

 

Continuing concerns among regulators about a lack of technically competent managers at waste sites will mean that tougher requirements are introduced into legislation, a senior Environment Agency official has said. And, today (21 ...

The case was heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London 21 July 2016

VAT judicial review case heard at High Court

 

The judicial review case to decide if councils in England should remain exempt from charging VAT on commercial waste collections was heard in London’s Royal Courts of Justice this week. North east waste business, The Durham ...

Rory Stewart sitting 20 July 2016

Defra: Recycling consistency ‘still on the agenda’

 

A project on recycling consistency amongst local authorities, started by the former Defra minister Rory Stewart and steered by WRAP, has been pushed back following the minister’s departure from the Department on Sunday (17 July).

The impact of Treasury spending decisions on environmental policies has been questioned 20 July 2016

Spending cut impact on environmental targets ‘likely’

 

Cuts outlined by the Treasury in its Autumn 2015 spending review are likely to slow progress towards meeting environmental targets, the National Audit Office warned today (20 July). The five-year spending plans, outlined by the ...

Sylvia La Porte speaking at Simple Waste Solutions' charity ball 20 July 2016

News in Brief (20/07/2016)

 

With news on: Simply Waste raises £27,000 for charity; Powerday retains PAS accreditation; WRAP review highlights achievements; Teesside man fined £1,300; and UK students urged to recycle.

 
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Assessing issues around bio-based polythene

Is renewable bio-polythene, or more specifically bio-derived polyethylene, ethically responsible and does it bring any benefits to the environment? James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene takes a look at some of the issues around ...