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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.


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(L-R) ORG technical director Jeremy Jacobs speaks to BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap 26 May 2015

Compost contamination issue highlighted on BBC TV


An organic waste recycling sector body has renewed calls for better communication to tackle garden waste contamination after the problem was highlighted on BBC’s Countryfile TV programme on Sunday evening (May 24). ...

An artist's impression of Wheelabrator's Deeside energy from waste plant in North Wales 26 May 2015

Wheelabrator EfW gets green light after council U-turn


A decision by Flintshire county council to block construction of a 200,000 tonne-per-year capacity energy from waste plant in Deeside has been overturned, over concerns that the ruling was a ‘significant’ departure from council policy.

(l-r) Grant Keenan and Gregor Keenan 26 May 2015

Keenan awarded £4m Aberdeen contract extension


Aberdeenshire-based organic waste reprocessor Keenan Recycling has been awarded a four-year extension to its contract to treat green and food waste on behalf of Suez Environnement, worth £4 million. The food and garden waste ...

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 ...

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. The charges ...

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 ...

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...

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