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18 April 2019

Essex advised to reject second Rivenhall EfW plan

EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied being in any breach of rules about publishing of local authority views during an election period...

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EXCLUSIVE: The West of England Partnership has shortlisted three companies for parts of a £21.2 million per annum residual waste treatment contract. Viridor, Suez and ETM Recycling Limited are all set to secure parts of the 10-...

Sandwell council has emphasised its continued focus on education and communication with residents to drive up recycling rates and target contamination. Speaking to, Andrea Morris, customer engagement ...

Aberdeenshire council has stated that changes to its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) – which were announced in its waste strategy – will be introduced this month. The changes see three sites with the lowest ...

Plans for a gas-powered combined heat and power (CHP) facility at the Kemsley paper mill in Kent have moved a step forward with the National Infrastructure Planning organisation this month sending its recommendation decision on the project to...

Fire crews from across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire are currently dealing with a large industrial fire on Great North Road in Newark, reportedly involving 1,000 tonnes of scrap metal. Fire services were called ...

PowerHouse Energy – the company behind a ‘waste plastics to gas’ technology – has signed a deal which will see its technology used at the Protos Energy Hub in Cheshire. PowerHouse announced the deal with Energy from Waste ...

A fire-hit West Sussex HWRC site is to partially reopen from tomorrow (18 April), but plans are being drawn up for the long-term rebuilding of the facility. The fire at the Viridor-run HWRC site at Westhampnett, which was believed...

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called for the government’s plans for a deposit return scheme in England to be abandoned unless “a more robust economic case” can be made. Following the launch of a report into the...

With news on: Boughton adds service & parts manager; BIR appoints plastics committee chairman; Dunmow appoints managing director; MVV appoints joint managing director.

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With the new EPR systems set to cover recycling and collection costs, and money coming out for food waste services, a careful analysis of the finance regime and its impacts is needed.

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Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, calls for a co-ordinated approach to new ideas.

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The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles each year yet only 57% of those bottles enter the recycling system via household recycling collections.

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