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19 October 2018

WEEE compliance fee consultation divides opinion

Two proposals have been issued for the 2018 WEEE compliance fee and both include measures to incentivise local authority collections. The proposals have been put out for consultation by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs which is also asking whether a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance...

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Visitors can now register to attend the two day waste and recycling Letsrecycle Live show, organisers the Environment Media Group have announced. Following last week’s launch, exhibitors already signed up include Storm ...

Differences between packaging waste data and HMRC export figures for recycling have prompted reports in the national press over the UK’s recycling sector being investigated for fraud. While some of what the media have reported ...

The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is investigating the compliance scheme Northern Compliance, after it failed to fulfil its household WEEE target for 2017. But, Northern Compliance – which is based in Gateshead and ...

Waste management business Biffa has joined the Slave-Free Alliance organisation in an attempt to abolish human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The company's decision to join was announced yesterday (October 18) to mark Anti-...

Wiser Recycling has opened a new approved authorised treatment Facility (AATF) in Thetford, South West Norfolk to handle waste electrical equipment. The company said that the site expands its provision which sees it providing “...

A preparatory hearing for a trial involving a case brought by the Environment Agency against Biffa Waste Services concluded today (18 October) at Wood Green Crown Court, north London. The trial is yet to commence and the ...

The recycling rate for local authority collected waste in Wales has fallen for the first time in two decades, according to figures released yesterday by the Welsh Government. For 2017-18, the percentage of municipal waste that was...

The Environment Agency has trained “over 100 staff” to spot signs of modern slavery in the waste sector, in response to statistics which showed that around two-thirds of victims have worked in the industry. The Agency made...

A substantial rise in the amount of material being rejected at Greater Manchester’s materials recycling facility has been put down to stricter quality requirements for recycled material. That’s according to the Greater ...

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Tackling plastic waste at the source

OPINION: Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa, reflects on policy drivers for increasing plastic waste recycling and the forthcoming resources and ... read more

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