News Wednesday 26 July 2017
26 July 2017

Waste sent to landfill as Potters permit suspension continues

Potters Waste Management says that a partial permit suspension for the processing of residual waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) at its site at Pembroke Port in Wales is causing thousands of tonnes of waste to be diverted to landfill. And National Resources Wales (NRW) has claimed this week that the partial suspension of the ...

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26 July 2017

Salvation Army offers recycling at student accommodation


University accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company have teamed up to help students recycle unwanted items at the end of term. Across 17 of Campus Living Villages’ accommodation sites...

26 July 2017

Fuelling growth in uncertain times


Gemma Hamilton, investor at the BGF, outlines the organisation's outlook on investments in the waste sector. It is no secret that waste management’s big players are currently focusing on consolidation. However, there are rafts ...

25 July 2017

EU funding for black plastic sorting technology


Plastics recycler Luxus, Nordic processor Polykemi and plastics manufacturer One51 have secured a £1.29m investment from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for a project to sort black plastic waste. Horizon ...

25 July 2017

Quality first, method second


ESA's recycling policy advisor, Jakob Rindegren on the hot topic of contamination and recycling quality. In his opinion piece last week Simon Weston has written a passionate call to arms to tackle contamination in dry ...

25 July 2017

East and North Herts make progress on joint contract


Two Hertfordshire councils are taking a further step towards introducing a new joint waste collection contract. The joint contract between North Hertfordshire district council (NHDC) and East Hertfordshire council (EDC) was ...

25 July 2017

Recolight warning over online retailer WEEE compliance


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme Recolight has warned that sellers of as many as 20% of the total of LED lamps sold to consumers in the UK may be in breach of WEEE regulations. The ...

24 July 2017

Hamburg’s Centre for Resources and Energy


Senior ISWA member and UK recycling expert Jeff Cooper reports on the development of a new resource and energy centre in Hamburg, Germany. For its spring 2017 meeting the International Solid Waste Association’s Working Group on ...

24 July 2017

Palmer-Jones calls for ‘progressive policies’ on plastics


David Palmer Jones, chief executive of Suez, has called for the government to ‘holistically’ tackle the problem of plastic pollution in the natural environment. Responding to Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s plan to ban ...

24 July 2017

Viridor embarks on food waste CO2 trial


Waste management firm Viridor has begun a government-backed trial to use resources including carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) harvested from landfill, to plough back into the land as a fertiliser. The project, with ...

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