Waste Management Monday 6 July 2015
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. [caption id="attachment_105455" align="alignright...

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RDF baled 6 July 2015

RDF export ‘may become as expensive as landfill’

 

The UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) market is beginning to level off as export routes “become as expensive as English landfills”, according to the findings of an Environment Agency report published today (July 6). The 47-page...

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...

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.

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 ...

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