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Commission moves to ease waste shipment disruption

Measures to limit disruptions to waste shipments transported between EU member states have been published by the European Commission in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Commission says intra-EU shipments of waste are a key link in the supply chain and must be maintained for environmental, public health and economic reasons...

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A survey launched by Defra into the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) by councils for waste sector employees ends by close of play today (31 March). With PPE of particular importance during the coronavirus pandemic...

The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) has asked authorities across the continent to help...

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday ...

Chiltern council has announced that it is restarting paper and card collections this week, less than seven days after they were halted due to staff shortages. However, food collections have been suspended until further notice to ...

The composting and organic waste recycling trade body, now known as REA Organics, marked its 25 year anniversary on March 12 in what was hailed as “the last conference in the UK for a while”. Composters and those involved in ...

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service – a partnership between South Cambridgeshire district and Cambridge city councils – has rolled out its first electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV). The fully electric Dennis ...

Ebgert Taylor's chief executive,  Brendan Murphy, gives his view on how well prepared the waste sector is to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. OPINION: The risks of Coronavirus have been made very clear over recent days. ...

The former director of a recycling firm based in Derby has been prosecuted for persistent breaches in permit regulations, a court heard on Tuesday. A statement from the Environment Agency explained that Warren Steele, a former ...

The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, an international organisation for waste sector employees, has told workers to assume that any recyclable or waste materials handled may be contaminated by the coronavirus. The claim was made ...

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Ebgert Taylor's chief executive,  Brendan Murphy, gives his view on how well prepared the waste sector is to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. OPINION: The ... read more

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Local authority

In this latest blog, Steve Eminton ponders over what might actually happen in 2020 in terms of recycling and waste policy developments.

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Waste Management

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority but it’s also important to look to the future.

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Waste Producers

In this post, waste and recycling business Biffa give the company’s thoughts as to how online retailers can minimise their waste and opt for a closed loop approach.

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