Waste Management Monday 6 July 2015
Paul Levett video 2 July 2015

Councils could create new entity “to control risk”

Local authorities should consider coming together and setting up a separate entity to help provide greater stability in terms of recycling income, according to a top waste and recycling expert.


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MEPs are being urged to back a report detailing various circular economy proposals ahead of a plenary on July 8 3 July 2015

MEPs lobbied ahead of circular economy vote


MEPs are being lobbied by environmental and business groups over whether to vote for or against a crucial report containing ‘ambitious’ resource efficiency and circular economy proposals. The report, approved by the MEP’...

The New Earth MBT plant in Avonmouth reports 'process loss' of 9-11% each month 3 July 2015

New Earth councils claim discrimination over MBT


A number of local authorities who use New Earth Solutions treatment facilities are claiming that the Waste Data Flow reporting system is understating their composting rates because they use mechanical biological treatment plants. ...

Waste and recycling collections were suspended in Bath and North East Somerset yesterday due to the hot weather 2 July 2015

CFOA urges waste operator vigilance in heatwave


Waste operators should remain vigilant against fires during a sustained period of warm weather across the UK, the Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) has warned. The advice comes as temperatures soared to 32-33C yesterday...

Brighton & Hove believes the trials could be one way of boosting the city's recycling rate 30 June 2015

Brighton to consider wheeled bin collection trial


Wheeled bins could be rolled out to 4,500 households in Brighton & Hove from November under plans to improve the city’s flagging recycling rate. Under the city council proposals, the £135,000 trial would assess the impact ...

The grant forms part of the Welsh Government's £22 million funding for environmental organisations 30 June 2015

Welsh Government announces WRAP funding


The Welsh Government yesterday (June 29) announced a new raft of funding of almost £9.5 million for WRAP Cymru, in order to cover the charity’s core activities. The grant, which has been designated for the period October 2015 ...

Board-Peter-Sharpe cover 29 June 2015

Former Shanks director to lead LondonWaste


Former Shanks and Kelda Group director Peter Sharpe has been appointed managing director of LondonWaste Ltd and will take the helm of the North London Waste Authority-owned company from August 3.  Mr Sharpe takes over from ...

Until today, South Molton Recycle carried out recycling collections for Torridge district council 29 June 2015

South Molton Recycle enters administration


Longstanding social enterprise South Molton Recycle Ltd has gone into administration today (June 29) after providing recycling services to Devon residents for 29 years. The South Molton-based organisation, which has over 34 staff ...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 25 June 2015

Circular economy package must ‘reinvent what’s possible’, says WRAP


Fresh on the back of WRAP’s new five-year plan, ceo Liz Goodwin has called for the new EU Circular Economy Package to “reinvent what’s possible” and for a focus on food waste. The WRAP charity’s five-year plan launched ...

The picturesque Isle of Wight could see a change of contractor from Biffa to AmeyCespa 25 June 2015

AmeyCespa preferred for Isle of Wight contract


AmeyCespa has been selected as the preferred bidder for a contract to deliver waste collection and treatment services for the Isle of Wight for the next 25 years, starting in November this year. If successful, AmeyCespa will ...

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