News Saturday 27 May 2017
26 May 2017

Duracell and Battery Back partner for ‘Battery Hunt’ campaign

Alkaline battery producer Duracell and the compliance scheme Battery Back have partnered on a pilot scheme to encourage battery recycling in schools. To date, 50 schools have participated in the programme, dubbed ‘The Big Battery Hunt’, collecting around 60,000 household batteries for recycling the organisers have said...

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26 May 2017

Scrap metal fire hits Light Bros’ Lewes site


A fire involving an estimated 200 tonnes of scrap metal at a site operated by waste management company, Light Brothers Ltd, in Lewes, East Sussex, is being tackled by fire crews. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has described ...

26 May 2017

The Week in Waste – 26 May 2017


VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on ongoing discussions over the EU's circular economy package. Also, we report on the latest trading updates from Renewi (formerly Shanks) and Viridor...

25 May 2017

Welsh recycling and composting rate hit 63% in 2016


Provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today (25 May), suggest that the country has achieved a 63% recycling and composting rate in 2016. This compares with the 59% rate recorded for the same period the previous year...

25 May 2017

North London ERF expected to be operational in 2025


Video Report: Peter Sharpe, managing director of LondonWaste Ltd, has spoken to about the future of the Edmonton EcoPark site in North London, which is due to undergo a major revamp. The Edmonton site has ...

25 May 2017

Alupro reports ‘milestone’ for aluminium can recycling


The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), has reported that aluminium drink can recycling in the UK reached a ‘milestone’ 70% recycling rate in 2016. According to the organisation data taken from the Environment...

25 May 2017

Renewi targets improvement in UK PFI contracts


European waste business Renewi plc has targeted operational improvements across its portfolio of UK PFI contracts, after the company reported continued challenges in its municipal division in financial results published today (25 May).

24 May 2017

North Devon to trial three-weekly waste collection


North Devon council has announced changes to its waste collection service starting next month (5 June), which will include a trial of a three-weekly service for residual waste. The council is to switch from a fortnightly to a ...

24 May 2017

LSS invests in Liebherr loaders and telehandler


Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has completed a £400,000 investment in two Liebherr 550 loading shovels and a Liebherr TL441-7 telehandler to handle an increase in tonnages at its Cross Green facility. The new ...

24 May 2017

Man injured after G&P Batteries fire


A 26-year-old man has been treated in hospital for minor injuries following a fire at G&P Batteries’ Darlaston recycling facility in the West Midlands yesterday afternoon (23 May), emergency services have confirmed. The ...

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