News Wednesday 2 September 2015
Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 1 September 2015

Q2 WEEE performance ‘on target’ BIS indicates

Targets set by the Department for Business (BIS) for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2015 look likely to be met, provisional figures published today (September 1) suggest. The data, which has been published online by the Environment Agency this morning shows that a total of 254,260 tonnes ...

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Veolia will not pursue construction of its New Barnfield EfW 1 September 2015

Veolia scraps Herts EfW plans


Veolia is not to challenge the government’s decision to reject construction of its proposed energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The 380,000 tonnes-per-year capacity site at New Barnfield was turned down by Communities ...

The bin lorry careered into shoppers on Queen Street last year, killing six people 1 September 2015

‘Insufficient evidence’ for Glasgow crash prosecution


Scotland’s Crown Office has outlined the reasoning behind its decision not to prosecute a Glasgow city council RCV driver whose vehicle careered into and killed six people at Christmas. The Crown Office released the details of ...

The tests will help establish guidance to reduce the number of waste fires 1 September 2015

Fire tests to update data from 1970s


Large-scale waste fire tests are expected to go ahead this autumn almost a year later than originally planned. Besides helping to assess safer spacing for piles of materials, the live stack burns also aim to establish the ...

Mr Waterson was responsible for the purchase of 430,000t of recovered paper for Palm Paper's Kings Lynn mill 28 August 2015

Appointments round-up (28/08/2015)


Colin Clarke and Rick Waterson have new posts in the the recovered paper sector; Dorset's interim chief heads to Hong Kong; and a shredder expert is poised to advise on RDF and other materials. ...

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The Week in Waste – August 28 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress


Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...

Strong demand from Europe for RDF makes EfW treatment for plastics more financially viable, FCC has claimed 28 August 2015

Agency’s RDF definition takes shape


The Environment Agency has offered an initial draft of its ‘concise’ definition of RDF to members of the waste industry and exporters of the material. An email, seen by, was sent out to ...

Plastic exporters have reported that trading conditions in China are impacting on the value of plastic scrap 28 August 2015

Plasticity (Worldwide) snaps up What-A-Waste


Stricken waste plastics sorting and trading firm What-A-Waste has been bought out of administration by its former directors. The company was placed into administration on August 18 and subsequently sold to a new business, ...

Plastic exporters have reported that trading conditions in China are impacting on the value of plastic scrap 27 August 2015

What-A-Waste in administration as plastics sector feels pinch


EXCLUSIVE: Midlands-based waste plastics sorting and trading firm What-A-Waste has been placed into administration, the latest in a string of financial failures in the plastics sector since late 2014. The company, which was ...

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