Waste Management Monday 29 June 2015
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 ...


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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 ...

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 ...

The FEAD conference panel which dicussed Eastern Europe and other issues 24 June 2015

Action call over waste subsidies to Eastern Europe


The circular economy cannot progress until subsidised investments by the EU to Central and Eastern Europe are monitored more stringently, a waste and resources expert has suggested. Speaking at the FEAD annual conference of ...

(l-r) Junior minister Rory Stewart with CIWM chief executive, Steve Lee who chaired the event 24 June 2015

Rory Stewart aims for UK to lead the world on recycling


Defra minister for resource management, Rory Stewart, today (June 24) declared an ambition to see the UK become the "best country in the world for recycling". Making one of the strongest speeches in favour of recycling by a Defra ...

The landfilling of waste wood has been highlighted in a Veolia report on the Circular Economy 23 June 2015

Veolia reveals extent of waste wood sent to landfill


An estimated nine million tonnes of waste wood are being landfilled each year according to a Circular Economy report published today by waste management giant Veolia. The

Amey operatives inspect progress at the Milton Keynes site 23 June 2015

Construction ‘milestone’ for Milton Keynes Recovery Park


The tallest section of the Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park - a 55-metre high steel stack and a key piece of the site’s Advanced Thermal Treatment plant – is now in place. The park in Old Wolverton will bring mechanical ...

Councillor Peter Mullineaux, centre, welcomed the new contract 22 June 2015

FCC begins South Ribble collection contract


FCC Environment has started its seven-year contract to collect refuse, recyclables and mixed organic waste on behalf of South Ribble borough council in Lancashire. The contract, worth over £21 million, began last week on June 15 ...

The demand for used newspapers and magazines has seen prices rise 19 June 2015

Recycling commodities market bounces back


Price rises in the waste paper markets and signs of stability and small rises for other materials are being seen as a notable upturn for the recycling sector and local authorities. Earlier this year councils received a severe ...

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