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Averies Recycling 22 May 2015

Averies Recycling directors to appear in court

The former directors of Averies Recycling will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court next month (June 22) to face criminal charges brought by the Environment Agency for breaches of the Environmental Protection Act. [caption id="...

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Eric Pickles, speaking at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham in September 2014 22 May 2015

Eric Pickles to be given Knighthood

 

The architect of the government’s £250 million weekly waste fund, former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, is to be knighted for his services to local government, it has been announced. Mr Pickles, who has been MP for ...

Scotland could roll out its own PRN system 'within two years' if approved 21 May 2015

Proposals for Scottish PRN system outlined

 

A Scottish PRN system to devolve producer responsibility for packaging waste could require collectors  to provide evidence that they are collecting 'quality' material. The suggestion comes in Zero Waste Scotland’s Scottish ...

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, GBR - 17 December: Refuse collector Billy Dolan at work on Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. 21 May 2015

South Lanarkshire rolls out new containers to households

 

Around 130,000 new food waste caddies and wheeled recycling bins will be delivered to South Lanarkshire residents over the next 18 months as the council seeks to meet its obligations under the Zero Waste Scotland regulations. ...

Minister Carl Sargeant, third from left, opened the site 19 May 2015

News in brief (19/05/15)

 

With news on; MGB Plastics investment; East London Biogas achieves PAS 110; Carl Sargeant opens Torfaen HWRC; Viridor launches newly branded compost, and; Express withdraws recycling claims   MGB ...

Lord de Mauley 19 May 2015

More Defra delays as Lord de Mauley goes

 

A further delay in the allocation of duties among Defra ministers is expected following the departure of Lord de Mauley from the Environment Department. Lord de Mauley leaves his post of parliamentary under secretary of state ...

An artist's impression of the proposed new Edmonton EfW facility 18 May 2015

NLWA unveils Edmonton EfW replacement plans

 

Initial plans for the new energy from waste facility to be built on the site of the Edmonton EcoPark in north London have today (May 18) been unveiled by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA). The plant, which will cost around...

Elmbridge council is tendering the joint contract, due to begin in June 2017 18 May 2015

Surrey inviting bids for c£100m waste collection contract

 

Further details of a joint waste collection contract for Surrey worth over £100 million have been revealed, with potential contractors invited to declare their interest in bidding by June 18. Elmbridge borough council has ...

The incident took place at Veolia's Pebsham waste transfer station in St Leonards, East Sussex 15 May 2015

Veolia staff treated after Sussex chemical incident

 

A full investigation is ongoing into a suspected chemical incident at a Veolia waste transfer station in St Leonards, Sussex, yesterday morning (May 14) after 11 staff members were given medical checks by paramedics. ...

Mr Johnson met with staff and residents at the West Norwood Community Shop 15 May 2015

Mayor of London laments ‘slow’ progress on food waste

 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has admitted more work is needed to boost food waste recycling across the capital, as he announced £300,000 in funding for councils to create ‘social supermarkets’ in Lambeth yesterday (May 14). ...

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