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The WRAP report takes a detailed look at prices for used clothing and textiles 29 April 2016

WRAP finds textiles export value remains high

Export prices for used clothing and textiles remain above levels achieved before the boom period seen after 2007, according to data published this week by the waste and resources charity WRAP. The positive note to export pricing ...


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Launch of the Local Green Points scheme in King's Lynn and West Norfolk (l-r): Representative from Hospital Radio Lynn; Representative from Scotty’s Little Soldiers; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Local Green Points; Councillor Brian Long, Cabinet Member for Environment; Representative from Mind; Representative from the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn 29 April 2016

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to roll out recycling incentives


King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has become the latest council to sign up to Local Green Points’ incentive scheme to encourage householders to recycle. Due to be rolled out next month, the West Norfolk Recycling Rewards will see ...

Neil Isaac - Enfield Council 2 28 April 2016

London’s Neil Isaac dies suddenly


Neil Isaac, assistant director of economic development, at Enfield London Borough Council, died suddenly yesterday (27 April). Mr Isaac, who took up the economic development post last year, had held senior responsibility for ...

Still image taken from footage released by South Staffordshire council showing crew member Neil Bourne's near miss in Codsall 28 April 2016

VIDEO: South Staffs urges safety after waste lorry incidents


Footage of cars driving recklessly around waste vehicles has been released by South Staffordshire council in a bid to promote safer behaviour “after a series of incidents involving motorists driving dangerously”.

An artist's impression of the proposed £80m EfW plant 27 April 2016

Carlisle EfW proposed as part of Cumbria ‘waste plan’


An energy from waste plant capable of processing up to 225,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) per year has been proposed for Carlisle. The estimated £80 million plant is being proposed by a consortium of developers – ...

garden-waste truck Lewisham 27 April 2016

Lewisham to roll out new collection system


As one of London’s worst boroughs for recycling, Lewisham is hoping to improve rates to more than 30% through weekly food waste collections and a reduced refuse service. The south-east London borough holds the lowest recycling ...

APSE has raised concerns that waste services are at 'real risk' under local government austerity 26 April 2016

APSE warns of austere future for council waste spending


APSE chief executive Paul O’Brien has voiced his support for councils considering in-house waste collections to save money, at the launch of a damning report into local authority cuts today (26 April). By 2020, argues the ...

OMB bin 26 April 2016

Taylor adds OMB containers to portfolio


Droitwich-based container Egbert Taylor Group has been appointed as exclusive distributor of the Italian OMB container range within the UK. OMB is part of the BUSI Group, an Italian producer of containers and waste vehicle ...

Viridor's Calne landfill site in Wiltshire is being restored to a 25 April 2016

Viridor’s Calne landfill site accepts final load


Calne landfill site in Wiltshire has taken its final load of waste after almost 25 years in operation and has now entered its ‘aftercare’ phase, site operator Viridor announced on Friday (April 22). In operation since 1992...

The development is planned for the Hayes 180 business park on Uxbridge Road, close to two schools 25 April 2016

Knowaste to resubmit plans for London nappy plant


Hygiene waste specialist Knowaste Ltd is resubmitting its planning application to construct what would be the UK’s only dedicated nappy recycling facility in the London borough of Hillingdon, West London. The £15 million ...

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