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amber valley green waste collection 25 November 2014

Amber Valley may continue free green waste collections

Free garden waste collections in Amber Valley should continue for at least a further 12 months, council officers have recommended. The council had previously opted to move from a £40-per-year scheme to a free service in April 2013, bucking the trend amongst local authorities, many of whom have begun charging residents for green...

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Guests at the official opening of the Waen AD plant in Denbighshire, including Cllr David Smith, Cllr Brian Blakeley and Julian O’Neill, Biogen chief executive 25 November 2014

‘Wales’ largest’ food waste AD officially opens

 

An anaerobic digestion plant hailed as the 'largest in Wales' for treating food waste has officially opened in Denbighshire. The £7 million plant at Waen has been developed by anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist Biogen under a 15...

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Suspended prison sentence for skip firm director

 

The director of a Lincoln skip hire company has been handed a suspended prison sentence after thousands of tonnes of waste were deposited at his company’s site in breach of an environmental permit and planning conditions. Shaun ...

WRAP branding including the Recycle Now 'swoosh' 25 November 2014

Recycle Now campaign undergoes refresh

 

The national recycling campaign for England, Recycle Now, is undergoing a 'comprehensive refresh' a decade after it was launched. WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – is developing new messages and materials for...

Defra is seeking views on the barriers to reuse and repair in the definition of waste 24 November 2014

Defra seeks feedback on ‘waste’ barrier to reuse

 

Defra has launched a consultation on barriers to reuse and repair caused by the current definition of waste and intends to set up a working group next year aimed at tackling the issue. The Department has published a paper – 

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Uncertainty knocking waste investment, Gerstrom warns

 

Uncertainty caused by government and a lack of confidence because of PFI funding withdrawals and planning delays are threatening future investment in the waste management sector, Peter Gerstrom, the new chair of the Environmental Services ...

The vehicle came to a halt balancing over the edge of the pier, after having crushed the driver against a wall 24 November 2014

Biffa driver dies after RCV incident

 

Waste management firm Biffa has expressed its shock after the death of a collection driver who was crushed by his vehicle while working in South Queensferry near Edinburgh on Saturday (November 22). The incident occurred at ...

EUWRW 21 November 2014

Pledge 4 Plastics features in EU Waste Reduction Week events

 

Councils across the UK are gearing up to participate in the sixth annual European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) which will see waste reduction initiatives carried out in over 25 countries across the continent. The Week will run ...

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EU bag reduction laws take step forward

 

EU Member States may have to introduce laws to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags under draft rules agreed by a delegation of MEPs today (November 21). Negotiations over the proposals to reduce carrier bag usage have been ...

An artist's impression of the proposed waste wood biomass CHP plant in Widnes 21 November 2014

Widnes CHP biomass plant secures £110m backing

 

A proposed waste wood combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant in Widnes, Merseyside, has secured £110 million backing from Foresight Group and the Green Investment Bank (GIB). The 20.2MWe and 7.8MWth facility is being ...

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The decision by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and the Environmental Services Association to set up Resources & Waste UK is certainly an interesting one. There are a number of current reasons why the two coming together in this...

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13 November 2014

A tale of two cities

As the Welsh Government revealed councils in Wales had achieved a combined recycling rate of 54% today, there was cause for celebration – and concern – in the country’s two largest cities. Swansea was the real success ...

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28 October 2014

Bowing out

It was to resounding applause that Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik left his final European Environment Council meeting today (October 28). But his final Environment Council appearance – on his proposed package for higher waste and ...

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