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21 August 2018

European waste bodies back recycled content push

Two bodies representing the EU waste management and recycling industries have backed European Parliament proposals to include at least 25% recycled plastics in new drinks containers by 2025. In a joint statement, FEAD, the EU's waste management industry and EuRIC (the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation), said they...

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Greenwich council in south London is toughening its stance on accepting waste at its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) from residents of neighbouring boroughs. Rule changes are being brought in from 1 September at the Nathan...

Health and safety continues to be a key concern in the waste and recycling sector, with data published this year suggesting that waste workers are among those at the highest risk of harm across a number of industries. This autumn...

Amey has unveiled its new front end loading (FEL) waste collection vehicle, which the company says, will improve safety for workers and other road users, as well as increasing collection efficiency. In the vehicle...

Biffa has announced its investment of £500,000 into a new hazardous soil treatment facility at its Merthyr Tydfil landfill site, which the firm said will help reduce the amount of contaminated soil disposed of in landfill. ...

The Australian company behind a plastics-to-oil machine has reached an agreement with Neste, one of the world’s largest oil refining  companies, to work together to use waste plastics as a fuel stock. Earlier this year, ...

A report commissioned by the ESA has criticised weight-based targets as a way of measuring recycling performance and is calling for a more “sophisticated” method. The report, written by Ricardo and published today (20 August...

Leading figures in the waste and recycling industry have backed plans for using the tax system to boost plastics recycling, as the Treasury revealed it received a record number of responses in its call for evidence earlier this year.

The Treasury has confirmed that a “record number” of responses were received to a call for evidence earlier this year on how changes to the tax system could be used to reduce the levels of single waste plastics. And, among...

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