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One Show 24 April 2018

Viridor adds to One Show message on plastics

Viridor and the BBC’s the One Show have combined their resources over the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics. The waste management company's reprocessing and collection operations were strongly featured in the programme yesterday (23 April). Alongside a recycling message, viewers were ...

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The inaugural executive director of the On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme – Stuart Lendrum – has called for a more active way for recycling messages to be featured on product labels. OPRL announced the appointment of ...

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has launched the procurement process to find a kerbside collection contractor to service 250,000 households across the county. The contract, which is for 10 years with an option of a 10 year ...

A drinks can recycling campaign has been named as the 2018 recycling partner for both the OVO Energy Women’s Tour and the OVO Energy Tour Series. Every Can Counts, which is run by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (...

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire which started at a Wiltshire landfill site operated by Hills Waste Solutions last week. The fire at the Lower Compton landfill site near Calne started on Thursday (19 April) ...

Amey reports to have spent almost £1m with social enterprises in 2017, after joining the 'Buy Social Corporate Challenge' last year. The company is part of the services division of Ferrovia and has a number of waste management contracts in ...

Hot waste commissioning of the Energy Works energy from waste facility in Hull is to start this week following first firing of the boiler on fuel oil. The waste to be burnt will be delivered to the plant loose as a pre-treated RDF...

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that China will ban imports of 32 types of solid waste by the end of 2019, including waste plastics from industrial sources. Further specialised material restrictions ...

Welsh environmental regulator, Natural Resources Wales, is “strongly advising” waste companies to comply with the rules. The warning comes after the directors of a waste company in North Wales were ordered to pay a total ...

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Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says talk of storing low grade plastics in landfill sites for future extraction is not the answer.

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