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Northern Ireland councils at 42% recycling in 2015/16

Councils in Northern Ireland achieved a 42.2% municipal recycling and composting rate in 2015/16, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Published yesterday (1 December), the annual statistical report shows that in total, Northern Ireland’s councils collected 969,157 tonnes ...

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Waste and resources firm Veolia has unveiled its 2016 Apprentices of the Year at a special ceremony in the Houses of Parliament. The annual event, now in its second year, sees some of the company’s 350 apprentices recognised for...

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The director of the Dorset Waste Partnership has called for further guidance from government over what constitutes ‘household’ waste for disposal at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Karyn Punchard, director of the ...

Defra under secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels

A number of waste trade associations have joined together to lobby the Environment Agency over the latest version of its Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance. The Wood Recyclers Association, the Tyre Recovery Association, the ...

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