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17 July 2018

Government accused of ‘turning blind eye’ to EfW emissions

The government has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “loophole” which means that operators of waste incinerators don’t have to report certain types of emissions. The accusation was made by the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) pressure group, which unveiled a report in the House of Lords today with the ...

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In response to a report today from the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), which said that certain emissions from energy from waste plants are not being reported, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and Viridor have released a ...

With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped into the debate. Yesterday (16 July) ...

South East England is set to get a major fridge recycling facility under a project planned by online electricals recycler AO. The company, which is close to finalising the as yet unnamed location, takes back large volumes of ...

Somerset Waste Partnership is calling for greater respect for collection crews after a worker was left “bruised and battered” following an incident with a passing vehicle. SWP said collections were disrupted in and around ...

Last week (9 July), the National Infrastructure Commission released its Infrastructure Assessment report which positioned food waste recycling as a key driver to achieving a low-carbon, low-cost future. Philip Simpson, commercial director at ...

The UK will be burning more waste than it recycles inside the next year, a report by the Green Party has suggested. As a result of the findings, according to the Green Party, the government should immediately bring in a moratorium...

The Traffic Commissioner’s Office has warned waste sector and other employers of the “risks” their drivers could face if caught using a mobile phone whilst driving. In a statement earlier this month, the TCO warned that if ...

West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has awarded contracts to a number of organics recycling firms for the treatment of green waste and commingled green and food waste. Three companies have been awarded parts of the contract, which ...

Viridor has released an update on its  energy recovery facility (ERF) in Beddington, Sutton, explaining that the £205 million plant is “expected to become operational in autumn 2018”. The site, which will process 275,000...

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