News Wednesday 27 May 2015
(l-r) Grant Keenan and Gregor Keenan 26 May 2015

Keenan awarded £4m Aberdeen contract extension

Aberdeenshire-based organic waste reprocessor Keenan Recycling has been awarded a four-year extension to its contract to treat green and food waste on behalf of Suez Environnement, worth £4 million. The food and garden waste comes from households in Aberdeen, collected through Suez’s long term waste and recycling contract ...

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(L-R) ORG technical director Jeremy Jacobs speaks to BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap 26 May 2015

Compost contamination issue highlighted on BBC TV


An organic waste recycling sector body has renewed calls for better communication to tackle garden waste contamination after the problem was highlighted on BBC’s Countryfile TV programme on Sunday evening (May 24). ...

April 7 Generic pile of textiles 26 May 2015

Export instability puts pressure on textile recyclers


Turbulence in Africa and the Middle East coupled with further strengthening of sterling is putting ‘downward pressure’ on UK export prices for used clothing, the Bureau of International Recycling has been told. Addressing BIR...

An artist's impression of Wheelabrator's Deeside energy from waste plant in North Wales 26 May 2015

Wheelabrator EfW gets green light after council U-turn


A decision by Flintshire county council to block construction of a 200,000 tonne-per-year capacity energy from waste plant in Deeside has been overturned, over concerns that the ruling was a ‘significant’ departure from council policy.

An image of the Burton illegal waste site taken by Environment Agency officers 26 May 2015

Jail for Burton illegal waste site operator


The operator of an illegal waste site at Eggington, near Burton-on-Trent has been handed a seven-month prison sentence following a court hearing at Stafford Crown Court last month. Robert Murphy, 48, of Ravens Way, Burton-upon-...

Eric Pickles, speaking at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham in September 2014 22 May 2015

Eric Pickles to be given Knighthood


The architect of the government’s £250 million weekly waste fund, former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, is to be knighted for his services to local government, it has been announced. Mr Pickles, who has been MP for ...

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 22 May 2015

Northern Ireland’s waste crime strategy under fire


Northern Ireland’s regulatory body for the waste industry has been told to develop a ‘more rigorous’ strategy for tackling waste crime, according to a review carried out by a leading legal body. Criminal Justice Inspection ...

Averies Recycling 22 May 2015

Averies Recycling directors to appear in court


The former directors of Averies Recycling will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court next month (June 22) to face criminal charges brought by the Environment Agency for breaches of the Environmental Protection Act. The charges ...

WRAP trustee Robert Longley-Cook 21 May 2015

Appointments round-up (21/05/15)


With news on; Robert Longley-Cook joins WRAP as trustee; Ted Pierpont appointed to BHS; Unwin joins Wastecycle, and; three new board members for ADBA. Robert Longley-Cook joins WRAP as trustee

shutterstock_69996271 21 May 2015

Cement plant converts kilns for waste fuel


Around 80,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuel per year is to be used to power two kilns at the “largest” cement plant in the UK. The Hope Works cement plant in Derbyshire will take in solid recovered fuel (SRF) from Lincolnshire-...


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