Waste Management Sunday 25 June 2017
23 June 2017

‘Horrific’ deaths prompt HSE machinery warning

Recent incidents resulting in the deaths of two workers within the waste and recycling sector have prompted the Health and Safety Executive to issue a strong reminder about the need to take note of machinery guidance. Describing ...


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16 June 2017

Veolia in ‘overtime pay’ tribunal


Veolia Environmental Services has said it remains ‘committed’ to its legal obligations towards employees after an employment tribunal ruled last week (7 June) that the company should pay overtime to some waste and refuse workers.

15 June 2017

Conwy 4-weekly trial sees recycling increase


Conwy council has announced a trial area of households receiving four-weekly refuse collections has seen a recycling increase of 17%. Three-weekly refuse bin collections and a trial of four-weekly refuse collections for 10,600 ...

15 June 2017

HP calls for circular innovation


Electronics giant HP has called for more businesses to embrace circular innovation in order to move away from linear ‘take, make, discard’ manufacturing processes. The call for action came during a HP’s annual sustainability...

15 June 2017

Waste charges ‘don’t increase flytipping’


The imposition of charges for some wastes at civic amenity sites in West Sussex, which were later withdrawn, did not result in an increase in fly tipping in the county. This was one of the messages to delegates at the annual ...

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Biffa agrees EfW partnership and eyes growth potential


UK waste management giant Biffa plc has announced a partnership with energy from waste specialist Covanta to explore the development of two EfW plants in Cheshire and Leicestershire. The agreement was announced to coincide with ...

13 June 2017

Appointments round-up (13/06/2017)


With news on: Simon Weston to lead Circular Economy Fund; Helistrat appoints head of sustainability; UKWSL’s new board of directors; and, Renewi appoints human resources director. Simon Weston to lead ...

13 June 2017

UK ‘takes the lead’ in recycling warships


The UK has taken the lead in recycling warships, according to a report by the Disposal Services Authority (DSA) on the recycling of the former warship HMS Endurance. The recycling process for the ship was won after a competitive ...

13 June 2017

NRW in warning over criminals storing waste in Wales


Criminal gangs are looking to illegally store baled waste on farms across Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has warned. NRW, which is the Welsh government body that includes ‘Environment Agency’ functions in Wales has said ...

12 June 2017

Crew monitoring ‘essential’, says WISH


Guidance and an information sheet for the effective monitoring of safety in refuse and recycling collections have been produced by the waste industry’s safety organisation, the WISH Forum. Published today, the Forum noted that ...

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