Waste Management Thursday 23 February 2017
22 February 2017

CIWM president defends UK EfW development

The president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has criticised the export of refuse derived fuels to Europe and has argued that more residual waste should be treated in the UK. Professor Bates – Professor...


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23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits


Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

23 February 2017

Amey invests £12.5m in safety-equipped vehicles


Services firm Amey has announced a £12.5 million invesment in safety-equipped vehicles for use across its UK environmental service contracts. The waste firm has already introduced 74 new vehicles, with another eight due for ...

22 February 2017

Councils ‘focusing’ on PFI waste contracts


The ‘affordability’ of waste contracts established through the government’s Private Finance Initiative – PFI – is increasingly under review by local authorities, a legal expert said yesterday (22 February). The comments ...

22 February 2017

Interest rates shape Sheffield waste contract thinking


Opportunities for financing the Sheffield Energy Recovery Facility via low interest loans have influenced the city council’s decision to scrap its 35-year contract with Veolia. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Sheffield’s cabinet ...

21 February 2017

Tetronics calls for phased end to APC residue landfilling


Plasma specialist Tetronics International has accused Defra of a U-turn over its decision to uphold a rule allowing waste companies to landfill hazardous waste materials from energy from waste plants. And, the company’s group ...

21 February 2017

EIC calls for post-Brexit rethink of separate collection rules


The government should look to offer a clearer definition of councils’ obligations for the separate collection of waste after the UK has left the EU, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has claimed today (21 February).

20 February 2017

Interserve EfW exit costs soar ahead of results


The cost of Interserve’s exit from the energy from waste market has more than doubled from £70 million to £160 million, the construction firm announced today (20 February). The ‘exceptional provision’ follows the ...

20 February 2017

West Midlands waste firm director disqualified


A former director of a West Midlands waste firm has been banned from running a company and fined after pleading guilty to operating an illegal waste facility. At Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court last week (16 February) Jaskaran ...

20 February 2017

Cory rebrand to focus on EfW as landfill sites sold


Cory is to put energy from waste at the centre of its operations, following the sale of its 13 landfill sites to Armour Group earlier this year. Chief executive Nicholas Pollard told letsrecycle.com the company views EfW...

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