News Wednesday 27 July 2016
Co-mingled waste 27 July 2016

Councils should take “full responsibility” for MRF output

Axion Consulting has claimed that collecting recycling via a ‘commingling’ system is “the way forward” for councils looking to reduce costs and increase capture of material.  But commingled collections only work effectively if local authorities take “full responsibility” for ensuring the materials ...

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Saxlund selected for Hertfordshire gasification plant


Development of a 96,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste gasification plant in Hertfordshire is underway - with Saxlund International selected to construct fuel storage bunkers at the facility. The £60 million plant, which will be ...

London Fire Brigade crews tackling the fire at Smugglers Way (Picture: London Fire Brigade) 26 July 2016

Second fire breaks out at Smugglers Way MRF


A second fire in four days has broken out at Cory Environmental’s materials recycling facility (MRF) at Smugglers Way, Wandsworth. Fire crews were called to an incident involving 300 tonnes of domestic waste ablaze in the main ...

Residual waste will continue to be sent to the SELCHP energy from waste plant in south London 26 July 2016

Westminster renews trio of contracts with Veolia


Westminster city council has signed three household and commercial waste and recycling contracts with Veolia, worth a total of £71 million, it has been announced today (26 July). The contracts include a 3.5-year deal to manage ...

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Isle of Wight remains ‘committed’ to gasification


Isle of Wight council has insisted that plans to develop a 40,000 tonnes-per-year waste gasification plant will not be scrapped - despite sub-contractor Energos entering administration this month. The local authority announced ...

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WasteCare takes over Veolia chemical waste site


WasteCare Group has completed the purchase of Veolia’s Lower Bank View industrial liquid waste treatment site in Liverpool, the company has announced today (July 25). The site is licensed to treat over 200 tonnes of industrial ...

MARKET REPORT: Steel and aluminium cans 25 July 2016

Steel recycling soars in latest packaging data


The amount of steel packaging recycled in the second quarter of 2016 has spiked according to provisional data released by the Environment Agency on Friday (22 July). And, nearly all other materials look on track to meet the ...

Local authorities have continued to sign up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter 25 July 2016

Half of Scottish councils agree to Recycling Charter


16 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter – which has been set up to promote a consistent recycling system across the country. The initiative has been developed by the ...

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CK Group becomes latest plastics recycler to enter administration


CKN Holdings, the parent company of the CK Group of plastic recycling and export companies, has been placed into administration, with two of its sites having been bought by a company run by a former director. The company ...

The fire at Smugglers Way. Pic @alexandra198888 22 July 2016

Material diverted after fire at Smugglers Way MRF


Household recyclable materials from four London boroughs are currently not being accepted at Cory Environmental’s Smugglers Way MRF due to an ongoing investigation into a fire that broke out at the site last night (21 July). The...

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Assessing issues around bio-based polythene

Is renewable bio-polythene, or more specifically bio-derived polyethylene, ethically responsible and does it bring any benefits to the environment? James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene takes a look at some of the issues around ...