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Averies Recycling 22 May 2015

Averies Recycling directors to appear in court

The former directors of Averies Recycling will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court next month (June 22) to face criminal charges brought by the Environment Agency for breaches of the Environmental Protection Act. [caption id="...


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Cement plant converts kilns for waste fuel


Around 80,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuel per year is to be used to power two kilns at the “largest” cement plant in the UK. The Hope Works cement plant in Derbyshire will take in solid recovered fuel (SRF) from Lincolnshire-...

Shanks' BDR facility has begun operations in the last 12 months 21 May 2015

Shanks sees trading profit fall in 2014/15


Waste management giant Shanks saw its trading profits fall by 25% in 2014/15 compared to the previous 12 months, posting a trading profit of around £34.3 million full year financial results published today (May 21) reveal. The ...

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, GBR - 17 December: Refuse collector Billy Dolan at work on Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. 21 May 2015

South Lanarkshire rolls out new containers to households


Around 130,000 new food waste caddies and wheeled recycling bins will be delivered to South Lanarkshire residents over the next 18 months as the council seeks to meet its obligations under the Zero Waste Scotland regulations. ...

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Prime Minister urged to ‘reach out’ to waste sector


The Prime Minister was urged to “reach out” to the waste and recycling sector and “rediscover his zeal for environmental matters” by the Resource Association as its new board member appointments were confirmed today (May 19).

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Waste investor predicts UK would ‘miss’ 2030 target


The UK would undershoot a 70% recycling target set for 2030 “by a considerable margin”, Foresight Group investment director James Samworth suggested today (May 19). Speaking at the first session of the World Waste To Energy ...

An aerial view of the Air Products' TV1 and TV2 facilities in Tees Valley 19 May 2015

‘World’s largest’ gasification plant nears completion


Air Products is due to begin processing 350,000 tonnes of RDF at its Tees Valley gasification facility in the coming months, now that the plant has entered the final stages of commissioning. Constructed near Billingham, Tees ...

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More Defra delays as Lord de Mauley goes


A further delay in the allocation of duties among Defra ministers is expected following the departure of Lord de Mauley from the Environment Department. Lord de Mauley leaves his post of parliamentary under secretary of state ...

The incident took place at Veolia's Pebsham waste transfer station in St Leonards, East Sussex 15 May 2015

Veolia staff treated after Sussex chemical incident


A full investigation is ongoing into a suspected chemical incident at a Veolia waste transfer station in St Leonards, Sussex, yesterday morning (May 14) after 11 staff members were given medical checks by paramedics. ...

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Ferrybridge Multifuel plant begins burning waste


The £300 million Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 energy from waste project currently undergoing commissioning in West Yorkshire has started burning solid fuel for the first time in two of its boiler lines, it was announced yesterday (May13).

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