News Wednesday 28 June 2017
28 June 2017

Brexit ‘tragic’ for the environment, warns Potocnik

Brexit is “tragic” for the environment, Janez Potocnik, former EU environment commissioner, told the waste and recycling sector today. Dr Potocnik’s warning over Brexit came during his keynote address at CIWM’s Resourcing the Future event in London this morning (28 June). He was speaking in his role of co-chair of...

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27 June 2017

Operative dies in incident at Bywaters plant

 

A Health and Safety Executive investigation is underway into an incident at the Bywaters waste management and recycling site in Lea Riverside, East London which resulted in the death of a male  operative earlier this month. 

27 June 2017

PackFlow 2025 gives four target options

 

Four ways forward for the UK's packaging waste system after 2020 were put forward in a study today (27 June) for the Valpak compliance scheme. On the agenda for discussion are proposals in 'PackFlow 2025', ranging from a "status ...

27 June 2017

Add natural capital to accounts, says Baroness Parminter

 

Natural capital should be added into national accounts, Liberal Democrat environmentalist Baroness Parminter has told this year’s CIWM 'Resource the Future' conference in London. As keynote speaker, Baroness Parminter followed ...

27 June 2017

Manchester’s recycling increase prompts new collections calendar

 

Manchester city council has announced a new bin collections calendar following a ‘major boost’ to the city’s recycling rates. Manchester’s recycling rate has increased from less than 32% in 2015/16 to a projected 40% for ...

27 June 2017

Doncaster council reappoints Suez

 

Doncaster council has reappointed SUEZ as its waste contractor, after a ‘comprehensive’ tender process. The local authority, in South Yorkshire, has chosen SUEZ to provide its waste and recycling collection service, under ...

27 June 2017

Yorwaste acquires Todd Waste Management Group

 

Yorkshire-based waste management firm, Yorwaste, has announced the acquisition of Todd Waste Management Group Ltd, based in Thirsk. According to Yorwaste, the company’s turnover will increase to over £48 million as a result of ...

26 June 2017

Appeal Court rejects bid to stop Whitemoss extension

 

Opponents to plans for an extension to the Whitemoss hazardous waste landfill site near Skelmersdale have failed in a legal bid to block the project. Campaigners said there was simply no need for the facility, which has a planned ...

26 June 2017

WRAP promotes clothing durability actions

 

WRAP has updated its Sustainable Clothing Guide with ‘key information’ and advice on extending the active life of clothing. According to WRAP, the guide aims to help designers, buyers, technologists, and manufacturers to ...

ELVs pile 26 June 2017

Car industry calls for tighter regulation on ELVs

 

The car industry has called upon the government to increase the enforcement of regulations around the recycling of end of life vehicles (ELVs), after claiming that many cars are being recycled through non-compliant routes. The ...

 
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