News Friday 28 July 2017
28 July 2017

FCC chosen as preferred bidder for Wychavon contract

FCC Environment have been endorsed as the preferred bidder for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had previously looked set to be awarded to Serco. Following its recommendation to award the contract to Serco in February, the authority faced a legal challenge which led to a re-...

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24 July 2017

Wychavon set for contract award U-turn

 

FCC Environment has been recommended as the preferred supplier for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had initially looked set to be awarded to Serco. In what is thought to be a ...

21 July 2017

The Week in Waste – 21 July 2017

 

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on China's notification to the World Trade Organisation of restrictions on some recycling exports to the country. Also, in Birmingham industrial action ...

21 July 2017

Gove announces renewed resource strategy

 

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a renewed strategy on waste and resources that will “look ahead to opportunities outside the EU”. Speaking at WWF UK on Friday (21 July) on ‘Delivering a Green ...

21 July 2017

Maritime Agency opens ship recycling consultation

 

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has opened a consultation into its proposals for designating responsibility for the enforcement of ship recycling regulations. The Government’s draft regulations are to support the EU Ship ...

21 July 2017

Retailers report 83% reduction in plastic bags

 

Today (21 July) DEFRA has reported that the 7 main retailers issued 83% fewer bags in 2016 to 2017 compared to the calendar year 2014. This works out as over six billion fewer bags than was recorded in 2014 by the Waste & ...

21 July 2017

N. Ireland agencies partner over waste site fires

 

Three organisations in Northern Ireland have joined together in a bid to reduce fire risk at waste facilities. The three hope that a programme being developed by them will also help to minimise the risk to firefighters when ...

20 July 2017

Resource agenda to underpin RWM 2017

 

Better management of the world’s resources will be the theme underpinning this year’s RWM show, the organisers have announced. The event, held in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), ...

20 July 2017

Equipment news round-up (20/07/2017)

 

With news on: McCarthy Marland’s Doosan equipment; Devon Contract waste invests in MAC; Mobil-Inn installs Arbor’s smart systems; Lubo builds sorting installation for BPS Recycling; and, AD REM introduces ‘VULTURE’.

20 July 2017

China is tightening the screw and we have to respond

 

Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association, discusses the latest recycling quality crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Last year, when I visited China, it was made obvious by our hosts Shan Ying Paper and...

 
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