News Thursday 19 January 2017
essex featured 18 January 2017

Essex waste sent to landfill with MBT delays mounting

EXCLUSIVE: Environment Agency data shows Essex county council landfilled 213,000 tonnes of household waste in 2015/16 – with the long-term future of output from the Basildon MBT plant still to be decided. The authority has yet to procure any long-term offtakers for solid recovered fuel (SRF) due to be produced at the ...

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The 'Right Waste, Right Place' campaign promotes legal obligations on businesses in handling waste 18 January 2017

Duty of Care campaign extends into Wales


Natural Resources Wales is backing the Right Waste, Right Place campaign, an industry-led initiative aimed at helping small businesses understand their Duty of Care obligations. The ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ campaign launched...

slough bins resized 18 January 2017

Slough presses ahead with in-house waste switch


Slough borough council is continuing work to take its waste and recycling service in-house, when its existing contract with Amey expires in November 2017. Councillors were offered an update on progress made in setting up a Local ...

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News in Brief (18/01/2017)


With news on: Scotland wins Circular Economy award; B&M Waste plants trees to reduce carbon footprint; Mick George offers online commercial waste service; Biffa awarded highest ever safety rating, and; Courtauld Commitment signatories to ...

The monthly recycling reports are not presently consistent with the final tonnages expected for 2016 17 January 2017

‘Monthly’ data shows packaging recycling at 7.9m tonnes


Voluntary monthly submissions by reprocessors to the National Packaging Waste Database reveal 7.9 million tonnes of packaging was recovered or recycled between January 2016 and January 2017 – indicating the obligation for the year will be ...

North London Waste Authority supports restricting certain food waste streams to landfill 17 January 2017

EU food waste action ‘fragmented,’ auditors claim


Action to reduce food waste within the European Union remains ‘fragmented and intermittent,’ a report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has claimed. According to the ECA report published today (17 January), which ...

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News in Brief (17/01/2017)


With news on: NLWA urges millennials to recycle; Alupro to sponsor women’s competitive cycling team; Barnsley introduces ‘residents only' HWRC permit scheme; Totus in Guernsey RDF deal, and; Simply Cups to recycle Smart Planet Technologies...

Electronics retailers are required by law to offer take-back of WEEE, but can sign up to the DTS as an alternative 17 January 2017

Fourth phase of retailer WEEE take-back scheme opens


Electronics retailers are being urged to register for the fourth phase of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS), which runs until the end of 2019. The Scheme was set up under the ...

Cynergin energy work cover 17 January 2017

Veolia strengthens non-waste activities


Veolia has strengthened its ability to provide or advise on ‘hard’ facility management services with the acquisition of energy specialist Cynergin. The deal, announced yesterday (16 January) saw Veolia purchase Reading-based ...

TRA has warned over 'fake' charity collection banks 16 January 2017

TRA in warning over ‘fake’ charity clothing banks


The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called on landowners, local authorities and clothing bank operators to be vigilant over the potential use of clothing banks falsely claiming to be linked to charities.  

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