News Wednesday 4 May 2016
Plastics exporters fear that the potential for a clampdown on material quality in China could have serious effects for the sector 3 May 2016

Plastics prices rise but export concerns remain

Plastics scrap prices have rebounded in the face of renewed demand for material from overseas markets, but traders have warned that major action could be on the horizon which would have implications for scrap demand. Recyclers and exporters of secondary plastics have claimed that demand for material has risen following a subdued...

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Mark Lyndon’s Paul Briggs to retire this summer


Former DS Smith sales and purchasing manager for recovered paper, Colin Clarke is to take charge of paper export business Mark Lyndon from September with the retirement of the current managing director, Paul Briggs.

Edinburgh 3 May 2016

Edinburgh reports recycling rise after service change


Edinburgh has seen the volume of dry recycling from households increase by up to 29% in some areas alongside a 51% increase in separate food waste collections during 2015/16, according to the city council. The increases over the ...

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Staffordshire council looks to boost food waste recycling


Householders in Newcastle-under-Lyme are to receive new liners to bolster food waste collections, as the Staffordshire-based council prepares to roll out a four-year contract with Biffa. From 4 July, Biffa will collected separate ...

The WRAP report takes a detailed look at prices for used clothing and textiles 29 April 2016

WRAP finds textiles export value remains high


Export prices for used clothing and textiles remain above levels achieved before the boom period seen after 2007, according to data published this week by the waste and resources charity WRAP. The positive note to export pricing ...

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The Week in Waste – 29 April 2016


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, sponsored by Biffa, we report on a warning over council austerity...

Launch of the Local Green Points scheme in King's Lynn and West Norfolk (l-r): Representative from Hospital Radio Lynn; Representative from Scotty’s Little Soldiers; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Local Green Points; Councillor Brian Long, Cabinet Member for Environment; Representative from Mind; Representative from the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn 29 April 2016

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to roll out recycling incentives


King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has become the latest council to sign up to Local Green Points’ incentive scheme to encourage householders to recycle. Due to be rolled out next month, the West Norfolk Recycling Rewards will see ...

Castle Products' plant in Cardiff 29 April 2016

Castle achieves End of Waste status for APC residue


Waste treatment firm Castle Environmental has revealed that it has achieved End of Waste status for the washed fines aggregates product it manufactures from Air Pollution Control residues (APCr). The announcement has prompted the ...

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London’s Neil Isaac dies suddenly


Neil Isaac, assistant director of economic development, at Enfield London Borough Council, died suddenly yesterday (27 April). Mr Isaac, who took up the economic development post last year, had held senior responsibility for ...

Pictures courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service 28 April 2016

Weir Waste hit by ‘severe’ fire at Oldbury site


Weir Waste Services has suffered a fire in a storage area at its flagship waste facility at Trinity Street, Oldbury, involving a reported 200 tonnes of waste paper and plastic. A member of the public alerted West Midlands Fire ...

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