Waste Management Friday 28 August 2015
Pay as you throw 26 August 2015

WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study

WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arisings for 2012/14, assessed ...


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ARTWORK SHOWS:  Harry Clarke in the witness box at the Glasgow bin lorry crash inquest, held at Glasgow Sheriffs Court. 26 August 2015

Role of doctors raised at Glasgow inquiry


THE solicitor general leading the fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of six people killed by an out of control bin lorry days before Christmas last year began her final submissions to the court yesterday (August 25). The ...

CHEM Trust has called on the EU to ban recycling products that contain harmful chemicals 25 August 2015

CHEM Trust in circular economy chemicals warning


Proposals to permit the recycling of products containing potentially hazardous material would be ‘short sighted’, a chemical protection charity has suggested in response to the EU Commission’s circular economy consultation. ...

UK trade bodies have responded to the EU Commission's circular economy consultation 25 August 2015

‘Consistent’ waste reporting tops circular economy agenda


Harmonised waste reporting and mandatory separate biowaste collections are among the proposals put forward during the consultation process for the EU Commission’s ‘ambitious’ circular economy package. The Environmental ...

ARTWORK SHOWS:  Harry Clarke in the witness box at the Glasgow bin lorry crash inquest, held at Glasgow Sheriffs Court. 20 August 2015

Glasgow driver Harry Clarke appears in Sheriff Court


THE DRIVER of a bin lorry that careered into and killed six people refused to answer a series of questions when he was called to give evidence at the fatal accident inquiry into their deaths today (20 August). Henry Clarke - also ...

Shanks' Frog Island MBT at Rainham in East London 20 August 2015

All lines now operational at Shanks’ Frog Island MBT


All three of the waste processing lines at Shanks Group plc’s Frog Island mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility in East London are now operational more than a year after it was forced to shut down following a major fire.

The council is tendering its mixed recyclable contract for a possible eight years 19 August 2015

Westminster seeks to double recycling by 2020


Westminster city council is separately tendering its refuse, recycling and food waste treatment services with a view to achieve its aspirational recycling target of 35%. The London borough requires a contractor to treat and ...

Around 20,000 tonnes of waste will be converted into RDF and sent to Viridor's Runcorn EfW 17 August 2015

MRWA and Viridor strike interim waste deal


Viridor has entered into a short-term contract to treat 20,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel from Merseyside at its Runcorn energy from waste facility. The firm, which began processing the waste in July, will carry out the service...

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The Week in Waste – August 14 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

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