Waste Management Tuesday 1 December 2015
Clothes on hangers 27 November 2015

Commission finalising circular economy proposals

EU Commission officials and politicians will have final discussions over the details of the new ‘circular economy package’ on Monday, ahead of its planned official adoption on Wednesday (2 December). [caption id="...


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Wood_Stack 1 December 2015

EA proposes stricter wood and WEEE fire regulations


Tighter restrictions on maximum stack sizes for waste wood and separation distances for WEEE piles have been set out in updated Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance by the Environment Agency. Published as part of a three-month...

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EfW confederation disputes Eunomia emissions report


A pan-European energy from waste association has criticised a report from consultancy Eunomia which looked at United Nations waste data methodology. Eunomia found that the UN approach ‘obscures’ emissions produced by incineration plants ...

(l-r) Jonson Cox, chairman and Nicholas Pollard, chief executive of Cory Environmental 30 November 2015

Cory set for fresh approach with new line-up


Cory Environmental looks set for a shake-up with a new chief executive installed following on from the appointment of a new chairman, Jonson Cox. Mr Cox, current chairman of Ofwat and a former chief executive of Valpak

computers weee 30 November 2015

Councils see decline in tenders for WEEE


Councils have reported that competitive tendering for WEEE from civic amenity sites has reduced since changes were made to laws governing the collection of e-waste. Devon county council is one of a number of authorities who ...

Students at Legh Vale Primary are planning permaculture project 30 November 2015

News in brief (30/11/2015)


With news on: primary pupils spearhead school permaculture garden project; initiative urges businesses to reduce food waste; UKCM launches 'Beef Up Your Bins' campaign, and; report says statistics obscure the role that better waste management can...

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The Week in Waste – 27 November 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 ...

Viridor's new ERFs are contributing to Pennon Group's performance 27 November 2015

Pennon reports strong Viridor earnings


Viridor’s parent company, Pennon Group, released its half year results to 30 September 2015 today (27 November). They show that the group delivered a strong earnings performance helped by Viridor’s energy recovery facilities (ERFs).

Surrey will charge users for disposing of large amounts of household waste 27 November 2015

Surrey to reduce HWRC hours to save £1.8m


Surrey county council has announced that it is to reduce the operating hours at its household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in a bid to save £1.8 million in costs per year. Plans to change the service, which include closing...

Paul Vanston a 26 November 2015

Vanston to leave Kent for Cambridgeshire council pair


The manager of the Kent Resource Partnership, Paul Vanston, is to leave the organisation in 2016 to become head of waste resources for a pair of councils in Cambridgeshire. In mid-February, Mr Vanston will start work in his ...

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