News Friday 27 November 2015
Paper packaging recovery notes have soared in price following a poor year for recovery performance 27 November 2015

Paper PRNs soar to £5 per tonne

Paper PRN prices have rocketed in the wake of increased pressure to meet the packaging recovery obligation during the final quarter of 2015. The packaging recovery notes, which are issued by reprocessors or exporters to producers to show they are meeting their packaging recycling obligations, have risen from around 85p to £5 ...

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Consideration of the plastics PRN needs an all-round view, suggests Valpak 26 November 2015

Defra proposes lowering plastic packaging target


Long-awaited proposals to amend the plastic and glass packaging recycling targets have today (26 November) been outlined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 26 November 2015

Northern Ireland falls short of 45% recycling target


Northern Ireland has missed its target to recycle or compost 45% of its household waste by the end of March 2015, figures published today by the Department for Environment indicate. The revelation comes amongst the findings of the...

Salford 26 November 2015

Salford approves three weekly collections trials


Plans to trial three weekly collections in parts of Salford will go ahead next year after the city council approved the scheme this week. The pilot, which will see residual waste collected once every three weeks, will be rolled ...

LARAC has criticised the level of cuts inflicted on authorities in yesterday's spending review 26 November 2015

LARAC questions government ‘commitment’ to 50% recycling


Council recycling officers have questioned the government’s commitment to meeting the 50% recycling target by 2020 – after local authority funding was more than halved in the latest round of spending cuts. The measures, ...

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Sweetening the pill


The Chancellor’s announcement today that Defra will be spared some of the heavy cuts envisaged over the next five years will cause many in the waste industry to breathe a sigh of relief.

Rory Stewart speaking at the Plastics 2020 reception this afternoon (25 November) 25 November 2015

Stewart promises plastic packaging target proposals


Defra is to present its proposals for a revised packaging recycling target for plastics in the coming weeks, resources minister Rory Stewart has revealed today (25 November). The minister made the revelation at the Plastics 2020 ...

Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of spending measures across energy and the environment 25 November 2015

Defra cuts outlined in Osborne spending review


Departmental day to day spending on the environment is to be cut by 15% under plans outlined by Chancellor George Osborne in his spending review today (25 November). Boosts to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and reform of the ...

Biffa continues its contract with Enfield council 25 November 2015

Biffa signs five year contract with Enfield council


Biffa has been awarded a five year contract to continue providing dry mixed recycling and organic waste treatment services to the London borough of Enfield, the waste management firm announced today (25 November). The ...

Rene-Pandora 25 November 2015

EA admits concerns over RDF definition consistency


An official definition clarifying what is expected of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) producers in England has raised concerns of inconsistency across other parts of the UK, the Environment Agency revealed today (25 November). Speaking ...

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