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25 April 2019

Waste companies ‘unsung heroes’ of green movement

Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has praised the role of the waste management industry in efforts to improve the environment. The comments came in a speech to a roundtable event organised by Keep Britain Tidy at Middlesex University yesterday (24 April). However, despite praising the waste industry, Ms Howard ...

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Government plans for post-Brexit environmental regulation will effectively ‘pass the buck’ to local authorities over failure to meet future green goals. This is the conclusion of the Environmental Audit Committee, led by the ...

With news on: Whitham Mills refurbishes baler; JCB Hydradig for RiverRidge; Crapper invests in shredder; Stockton tackles flytipping with cameras; AMCS secures certification.

Efforts to tackle textile waste and other environmental impacts from ‘fast fashion’ could hit the poorest of society, a panel session in London heard this week. The ‘Fashion Question Time’ event took place the V&A ...

Waste management firm Biffa has outlined its 'recommended' system for household recycling, favouring the separate collection of paper and card. In a report published today (24 April), the national waste services firm suggests that...

OPINION: Environmental Services Association executive director Jacob Hayler reflects on some of the discussion around the government's Resources and Waste Strategy consultations. It’s been a busy last few weeks where I and ...

A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an...

In the wake of a report for the Scottish Government damning the preparation so far within Scotland for dealing with the 2021 landfill ban, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has suggested that one solution is for the ban to...

Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, has announced that Worcestershire-based medical equipment specialists Murrays Medical, will be taking over the running of its equipment recycling service. The charity set up the ‘...

Local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government has said. And, the Eunomia report commissioned by the ...

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Sandwell council continues contamination work

Sandwell council has emphasised its continued focus on education and communication with residents to drive up recycling rates and target contamination. Speaking to, ... read more

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Theory will need to be turned into action, but with great care

OPINION: Environmental Services Association executive director Jacob Hayler reflects on some of the discussion around the government's Resources and Waste Strategy consultations. It’s been ... read more

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