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12 November 2019

Dutch ‘RDF tax’ faces critical vote

The Netherlands’ House of Representatives will vote this week on its government’s tax plans for 2020, which include a €31 per tonne tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The tax could have a big impact on the UK which exports about 14% of its residual waste overseas in the form of RDF for energy recovery, with ...

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All charges against Sundorne Products (Llanidloes) Ltd – also known as Potter Group – in relation to its site at Unit 41, Pembroke Dock have been dismissed at trial. Potter Group faced ten charges relating to breaching its ...

Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to all national party leaders setting out a ‘wish list’ of actions it would like government to take to bring clarity to the sector. The letter outlined...

Food waste and anaerobic digestion (AD) specialists Biogen has acquired a 1.1 MW anaerobic digestion (AD) site in Somerset from Enovert. The facility, at Weston-super-Mare was acquired from Enovert for an undisclosed sum and ...

The government’s long running Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) is moving to a new phase after helping to deliver the ‘vast majority’ of infrastructure under the progamme. Established by Defra in 2006, WIDP was ...

Plastics recyclers have warned that the regulatory framework behind the reduction of single use plastics (SUPs) could cause "serious unintended consequences”. This was the general verdict from the 2019 British Plastics ...

With news on; Smurfit Kappa launches new food-safe packaging; Northampton homes move to wheeled bins; Viridor employ ‘pester power’ with packed lunch scheme; B&M first in North West to earn DVSA accreditation, and; Danish brand launches ...

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has announced the appointment of a new trustee board which has been “significantly reduced to streamline and improve responsiveness”. The board will be in post with effect ...

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‘A need for waste wood rules and standards’

OPINION: 'To recycle or not to recycle – that’s the question': Replacing fresh wood with waste wood is a growing trend which is meeting political ... read more

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Local authority

It’s time to stop comparing apples with pears when it comes to waste collection technology, says Emmett Reidy, Business Development Director at Bigbelly.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says it’s time to embrace the positives.

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Waste Producers

In this latest blog, Biffa takes a consumer-style look into its ‘Super’ MRF in Edmonton and explains more about the role of the Materials Recycling Facility , how it operates and why it plays a vital role in Biffa’s and the UK’s recycling infrastructure.

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