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South Oxfordshire set to top recycling in 2014/15

EXCLUSIVE: South Oxfordshire looks set to top the recycling league table in England for a second consecutive year, letsrecycle.com can reveal. Research conducted into the best performing collection authorities in England ...

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CIWM has warned the Commission that councils are already under considerable pressure 4 September 2015

CIWM: Recycling targets ‘blunt instrument’

 

Recycling targets are ‘relatively blunt instruments’ that may not help boost Europe's circular economy, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has warned. Responding to the European Commission’s calls for ‘...

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The Week in Waste – September 4 2015

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

Bales of RDF being loaded at Pembroke Dock for export to Sweden on Saturday (August 8) 2 September 2015

Eunomia finds minor emissions gain due to RDF exports

 

The transporting of waste materials for incineration in mainland Europe as RDF is a “very minor contributor” to total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is one of the findings of a report “RDF Export – analysis of ...

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South Oxfordshire success down to organics surge

 

A surge in organic waste recycling across South Oxfordshire and Vale has seen both councils perform strongly in the 2014/15 recycling league tables, Biffa has revealed. In an interview with Tom Goulding of letsrecycle.com

Veolia will not pursue construction of its New Barnfield EfW 1 September 2015

Veolia scraps Herts EfW plans

 

Veolia is not to challenge the government’s decision to reject construction of its proposed energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The 380,000 tonnes-per-year capacity site at New Barnfield was turned down by Communities ...

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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress

 

Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told letsrecycle.com. The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...

Pay as you throw 26 August 2015

WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study

 

WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arisings for 2012/14, assessed ...

Residents on the picturesque Isle of Wight could receive residual waste bins 26 August 2015

Isle of Wight residents to get residual waste bins

 

Residents on the Isle of Wight are to receive wheeled bins for their refuse as Amey looks set to commence its 25-year waste collection and treatment contract from November. Councillors voted to award the contract to Amey last ...

Viridor's Crayford MRF, where Lewisham's commingled recyclables are currently sorted 24 August 2015

Lewisham asks for views on potential TEEP switch

 

The London borough of Lewisham has asked for views from residents on potential changes to kerbside waste and recycling collections – and has left the door open to a possible switch from a commingled to a source separate system. ...

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