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3 July 2020

UROC announces new national chairs  

Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has announced the appointment of three national chairs for England, Wales and Scotland.  The announcement comes on what the trade association is dubbing ‘Independents Day’, which celebrates the contribution independent waste and resource operators make, especially in ...

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Investment in infrastructure is required to deliver a circular economy in Scotland, the country’s minister for trade, investment and innovation said on 1 July. Ivan McKee MSP was speaking at an online launch event for Viridor’...

Waste management company TerraCycle has partnered with O2 to introduce a recycling solution for personal protective equipment (PPE). TerraCycle, which specialises in hard-to-recycle waste, will be distributing  ‘Zero Waste ...

With news on; Susie Burrage to continue as BMRA president; Ecosurety appoints new head of operations; ESE World appoints managing director; Bolton Bros employs third generation into business. 

Veolia has submitted planning application for an “advanced energy recovery facility” in Hampshire, which will have the capacity to treat 330,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste. Veolia says the facility will save 65,000 ...

The European Commission has issued a notice to stakeholders warning that Northern Ireland will be treated as an EU member

The number of fatal injuries recorded in the waste and recycling sector has fallen for the third consecutive year, but the average per 100,000 employees remains around 18 times higher than the all industry rate. ...

The theme for Recycle Week 2020 will thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that Covid-19 has presented, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle.’ The WRAP-organised initiative will be taking ...

The Technology and Construction Court has ruled the primary activity carried out at the Energy Works Hull facility is power generation rather than waste treatment. The judgement follows a legal dispute about construction between ...

Paper mill and recycling business DS Smith today posted full year financial results to 30 April 2020 with revenue down 2% year-on-year but profits up 5%. The company said the results showed a “strong financial performance and ...

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Looking ahead to our post-pandemic environment

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on consumer awareness to waste and recycling, writes Tim Gent, director of UK glass recycling company Recresco. ... read more

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Local authority

The recycling and waste sector has worked well to keep services up to households but also needs to plan ahead and use the benefits of positive publicity, says Steve Eminton, editor of

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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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