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13 June 2017

UK ‘takes the lead’ in recycling warships

The UK has taken the lead in recycling warships, according to a report by the Disposal Services Authority (DSA) on the recycling of the former warship HMS Endurance. The recycling process for the ship was won after a competitive ...


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21 July 2017

Maritime Agency opens ship recycling consultation


The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has opened a consultation into its proposals for designating responsibility for the enforcement of ship recycling regulations. The Government’s draft regulations are to support the EU Ship ...

19 July 2017

Metals recycler sails to remote super-quarry


Metals recycler, S Norton & Co, has travelled to a remote Scottish super quarry to remove over 1,500 tonnes of scrap steel by boat. The Liverpool-based recycler sailed in after the Glensanda Super Quarry’s workshop, ...

6 July 2017

Waste sector fatalities soar in 2016/17


The number of workers in the waste and recycling sector fatally injured at work in the last year has more than doubled in comparison to 2015/16, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual figures, released this week.

4 July 2017

Metal theft declining, says National Crime Agency


EXCLUSIVE: Metal theft is continuing to decline, the National Crime Agency has said in its annual review of serious crime in the UK. Commenting in its National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2017, ...

ELVs pile 26 June 2017

Car industry calls for tighter regulation on ELVs


The car industry has called upon the government to increase the enforcement of regulations around the recycling of end of life vehicles (ELVs), after claiming that many cars are being recycled through non-compliant routes. The ...

19 June 2017

Recycling Lives heralds £4.1m in social value


The Recycling Lives (UK) charity's annual Social Value report for 2015/16 estimates that during the year its work created £4.1 million in social value. Published today (19 June) the report covers the work of the charity which ...

31 May 2017

MRF operators take top board posts at Resource Association


Following its annual meeting last week, the Resource Association has announced that Robbie Warden of UPM, which has a paper mill and a modern materials recycling facility in north Wales, has been elected chair. And the new ...

31 May 2017

Obituary: Brian Brookes, metal recycler


Brian Brookes, former managing director of N. Brookes & Brothers Ltd, a metal recycling company based in Cradley Heath, West Midlands has died at the age of 79. Brian was an active member of the Metal Recycling Industry, ...

26 May 2017

Scrap metal fire hits Light Bros’ Lewes site


A fire involving an estimated 200 tonnes of scrap metal at a site operated by waste management company, Light Brothers Ltd, in Lewes, East Sussex, is being tackled by fire crews. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has described ...