LATEST NEWS Saturday 25 April 2015
The Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences took a tour of the technology at Biffa’s West Sussex MBT facility in 2013 24 April 2015

West Sussex to assess future of Biffa MBT facility

EXCLUSIVE: West Sussex county council is due to consult on the future of its 25-year waste treatment contract with Biffa, following continued delays to the opening of the Brockhurst Wood mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant. Operations at the MBT facility near Horsham were previously slated to start in summer 2013. But, ...

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Appointments round-up (24/04/15)

 

With news on; Steve Barker appointed Yorwaste MD; Stuart Tilley becomes head of TOMRA Sorting; John Haddow joins Jayplas as group compliance manager, and; Tom Brown hired as Andigestion AD officer  

Recycling rates in Northern Ireland fell in the September to December 2014 quarter compared to the previous year 24 April 2015

Northern Ireland data shows recycling drop off

 

Councils in Northern Ireland witnessed a quarter on quarter decline in the amount of waste recycled at the end of 2014, interim data published by the Department of the Environment yesterday (April 24) reveals. Figures published ...

The Bobcat S650 loader in action 23 April 2015

Vehicle news round-up (23/04/15)

 

With news on; Bobcat S650 compact loader; Biffa vehicles remanufactured; Lytx unveils driver safety product; Brigade in camera blind spot warning, and; Ernest Cooper fuel efficiency   Concorde ...

RotherhamMap 23 April 2015

GDF signs biomass energy agreement

 

Energy firm GDF Suez has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the operators of a waste wood to energy biomass plant in the north east of England. Under the agreement, GDF Suez Energy UK, sister company to waste management ...

Aluminium sector braced for higher recycling targets 23 April 2015

Alupro calls for changes to PRN system

 

Metal recycling organisation Alupro has called for an “overhaul” of how PRNs are issued, following a shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015. Alupro, which represents aluminium ...

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Biffa eyes more acquisitions as it returns to growth

 

VIDEO REPORT: The chief executive of Biffa, the UK’s second largest waste management company, has revealed that the company is interested in making more acquisitions after successfully navigating “a difficult period”. In an ...

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TEEP campaigner gears up for council election battle

 

An environmental campaigner who has led the legal challenge against the government’s stance on commingling is preparing a bid to enter political office as a candidate in forthcoming council elections. Andy Moore, the former ...

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Creating a sustainable recycling industry for the UK

 

Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association outlines some of the recycling issues that will need to be addressed in the wake of the General Election. We are all aware that the UK’s ...

Residents on the English Riviera will now be able to collect recycling rewards 22 April 2015

Contract news round-up (22/04/15)

 

With news on; Local Green Points in Torbay; FCC wins Torfaen HWRC contract, and; North Lincs £25m municipal waste deal   Local Green Points awarded Torbay contract Local ...

 

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