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20 February 2019

Veolia secures permit for Herts EfW plant

Veolia has been granted an environmental permit for its energy from waste plant at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, as it awaits a final decision on planning approval for the facility. The permit decision for the 350,000 tonnes per annum facility is the latest development in a long-running effort by the company to develop an energy ...

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More than £400,000 is to be provided to five companies in the UK to develop “innovative digital solutions” to use technology to track waste from its source through to final disposal. The funding was announced by the ...

JCB has released a series of short films this month as part of an initiative aimed at improving health and safety in the waste and recycling sector. The company has produced five films called ‘WasteWise’ which promote the “...

Pendle borough council has been fined £40,000 after a worker’s leg was crushed by a refuse collection vehicle in October 2015. The council was ordered to pay the penalty, as well as legal costs of £14,000 at a hearing at ...

VIDEO REPORT: The Environmental Audit Committee has released the final report in its inquiry into sustainability in the fashion industry, calling on the government to implement extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation in the sector...

Businesses and trade bodies in the waste and resources sector have responded to the launch of Defra’s anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy consultations yesterday (18 February) and called for a collaborative approach to waste policy.

With news on: Recolight’s board appointment; Scania strengthens team; ZenRobotics announces chief executive; and, Recycling Technologies appoints technical director.

Viridor is investing £15.4 million in its Masons Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), near Ipswich, to modernise the plant and increase sorting capacity. Investment will increase the capacity of the MRF from 65,000 tonnes per year...

The government’s tax on plastic packaging will initially set a 30% threshold for recycled content in new products – but could be increased in future, the Treasury has said today. Full details of the tax, which was first ...

Plans for all local authorities in England to collect the same core set of dry recyclable materials, alongside a separate weekly food waste collection, have been outlined by the government today. The measures form part of Defra’...

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OPINION: Getting the Resources & Waste Strategy right

OPINION: Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, outlines some of the key areas for debate from the government's Resources and Waste Strategy. ... read more

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