Waste Management Saturday 5 September 2015
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South Oxfordshire set to top recycling in 2014/15

EXCLUSIVE: South Oxfordshire looks set to top the recycling league table in England for a second consecutive year, letsrecycle.com can reveal. Research conducted into the best performing collection authorities in England ...

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The baler which Simon Brook fell into at the Batley site 3 September 2015

Recycling firm fined after employee falls into baler

 

A West Yorkshire recycling firm has been ordered to pay £120,000 after a worker died from injuries suffered at its Batley site. Bradford Crown Court heard how Simon Brook, an employee of Gwynn Davies-McTiffin Ltd, was found lying...

Bales of RDF being loaded at Pembroke Dock for export to Sweden on Saturday (August 8) 2 September 2015

Eunomia finds minor emissions gain due to RDF exports

 

The transporting of waste materials for incineration in mainland Europe as RDF is a “very minor contributor” to total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is one of the findings of a report “RDF Export – analysis of ...

Viridor's plant will process glass packaging for Scotland's burgeoning whisky industry 2 September 2015

Viridor opens £25m glass recycling facility

 

Viridor officially opened its £25 million glass recycling plant in North Lanarkshire yesterday (September 1) - with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on hand to cut the ribbon. The plant, at Newhouse, is capable of ...

Veolia will not pursue construction of its New Barnfield EfW 1 September 2015

Veolia scraps Herts EfW plans

 

Veolia is not to challenge the government’s decision to reject construction of its proposed energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The 380,000 tonnes-per-year capacity site at New Barnfield was turned down by Communities ...

The bin lorry careered into shoppers on Queen Street last year, killing six people 1 September 2015

‘Insufficient evidence’ for Glasgow crash prosecution

 

Scotland’s Crown Office has outlined the reasoning behind its decision not to prosecute a Glasgow city council RCV driver whose vehicle careered into and killed six people at Christmas. The Crown Office released the details of ...

The tests will help establish guidance to reduce the number of waste fires 1 September 2015

Fire tests to update data from 1970s

 

Large-scale waste fire tests are expected to go ahead this autumn almost a year later than originally planned. Besides helping to assess safer spacing for piles of materials, the live stack burns also aim to establish the ...

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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress

 

Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told letsrecycle.com. The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...

Strong demand from Europe for RDF makes EfW treatment for plastics more financially viable, FCC has claimed 28 August 2015

Agency’s RDF definition takes shape

 

The Environment Agency has offered an initial draft of its ‘concise’ definition of RDF to members of the waste industry and exporters of the material. An email, seen by letsrecycle.com, was sent out to ...

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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