LATEST NEWS Sunday 19 April 2015
The Gent Fairhead facility would be based at Rivenhall Airfield near Braintree 17 April 2015

Rivenhall plant allowed to source waste outside of Essex

A proposed merchant energy recovery centre in Essex with the capacity to treat more than a million tonnes of materials per year has been granted permission to source solid recovered fuel as well as materials for recycling from outside of the county. Gent Fairhead & Co’s planned Integrated Waste Management Facility at ...

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Environment ‘in margins of election debate’ WWF claims

 

A leading environmental organisation has called on politicians to put the environment at the heart of their general election campaigns, claiming that there has been ‘virtually no debate’ on the topic in the campaign so far. In...

Zero Waste Award winners at Coombe Abbey after receiving their trophies 17 April 2015

Zero Waste Awards point to resource efficiency

 

The recognition provided by the letsrecycle.com Zero Waste Awards scheme is helping to take UK industry forward to a more resource efficient era, a top environmental policy specialist declared last week. The awards are ...

(l-r) Fairport's London Marathon team Lee Swales and David Porter 16 April 2015

Charity news round-up (16/04/15)

 

With news on: Green cyclists’ 500 km challenge; Bryson’s ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign; waste sector takes on London marathon, and; MRWA backs homelessness campaign ...

An aerial shot of the AmeyCespa recovery park, which is undergoing construction 16 April 2015

AmeyCespa makes progress on Milton Keynes waste facility

 

AmeyCespa’s waste recovery facility in Milton Keynes designed to handle up to 80,000 tonnes of residual waste per year is beginning to take shape, with the installation of thermal treatment equipment this month. The facility, ...

(L-R) Darren Rubin, Headteacher of St Pauls Primary School; Paul Wilson, Community Engagement Manager at Eastend Homes; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Local Green Points; David Barraclough, London Metropolitan University; David Greenfield, Managing Director SOENCS Ltd; Andy Peters, Assistant Project Manager at Urbaser; Mark Piggott, Business Development Manager at Urbaser. Bottom Row: Year 2 Pupils at St Pauls Primary School 16 April 2015

Tower Hamlets recycling rewards pilot launched

 

A pilot project to reward households in Stockholm House, Tower Hamlets for composting their food waste was launched yesterday (April 15) at St Pauls Primary School – one of four community projects and schools set to benefit from donations ...

Countrystyle is working with Vacu-Lug 14 April 2015

Vehicle news round-up (14/04/15)

 

With news on a cyclist-friendly refuse collection vehicle being piloted in Cambridgeshire; Teignbridge renewing its fleet maintenance contract; and, Countrystyle awarding a tyre contract to Vacu-Lug Amey ...

d bearman crop 17 April 2015

Insuring the waste sector: the long term picture

 

David Bearman, chief executive of Wasteinsure and its parent company Direct Insurance Group Plc analyses the insurance market for waste site operators, following the announcement of its link up with Hiscox Insurance this month. ...

WrexhamMap 16 April 2015

Wrexham to overhaul recycling collection fleet

 

Wrexham county borough council in North Wales has approved plans to invest in a fleet of new multi-stream ‘resource recovery vehicles’ (RRVs) as it seeks to move towards the Welsh Government’s 70% by 2025 recycling target. ...

Scrap metal yard generic 15 April 2015

Sliding metal prices impacted UK green economy in 2010-12

 

A significant decline in scrap metal prices led to a drop in the value of waste and recycling to the UK environmental goods and services sector between 2010 and 2012, the Office for National Statistics has reported. The figures ...

 

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Within the commodity markets that encompass the recycling sector, there is a huge amount of volatility and uncertainty at present. Ferrous metals markets have dived after the iron ore price fell. In paper, the value of used newspapers and ...

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This week the Liberal Democrats were back on the campaign trail and displaying their green credentials, with a pledge to introduce a 70% recycling target for England if elected in May. This was just one of a number of ...

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With some polls indicating it is on course to win 10% of the vote at the May general election, it seems the Green Party has never been so popular. While the surge in support may be a backlash towards the policies of others – the...

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