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10 December 2018

Viridor ‘confident’ over Beddington ERF

The commissioning process at Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Beddington, South London, is “going well”, and Viridor remains confident it will be operational by the end of 2018. However, the deadline could be pushed into next year if any other issues arise during the commissioning phase. The update was ...

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Plans for HWRCs have taken steps forward with separate announcements made by two local authorities. Plans for a new household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in Bristol to increase levels of reuse and recycling, were taken before ...

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The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has agreed a contract with LondonEnergy which will see the company continue to manage the authority’s waste and operate the redeveloped Edmonton Park energy from waste facility. ...

Research conducted by Veolia and Imperial College has projected that the UK waste and resource sector could save over 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions between the years 2023 – 2032. But, according to ...

Corby borough council will move its waste and recycling services to an in-house contract as part of a merger with the neighbouring Kettering borough council from early 2019. The move will see Corby’s 10-year contract with ...

The Wood Recyclers Association has launched a ‘sector-specific’ Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guide for wood recycling businesses, developed in “close association” with the Environment Agency. It is hoped the guide will ...

Up to £60 million government funding has been announced for projects aimed at tackling plastic waste. The announcement of funding came yesterday from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, as part of its ...

A survey carried out by Recoup has found that 20% of participants would not be willing to travel to return their drinks containers as part of a deposit return scheme. The result was part of consumer insight research by plastics ...

Paper and plastic packaging company DS Smith has reported a 4% increase in UK revenues as part of its half-year results released today (December 06). DS Smith said its UK revenue had jumped to £577 million in the...

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OPINION: What does the UK’s recycling sector need from the hotly anticipated R&W Strategy? James Piper, managing director of recycling compliance scheme ... read more

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Commodities

Chinas has announced further restrictions on imports of waste materials in the future. Mick George's Sean Feeley reflects on the effects of the Chinese Sword so far, and the possible implications of future restrictions.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says a clear mandate is needed to deal with the UK’s waste in a post-Brexit world.

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Waste Producers

With such a strong media message about plastic waste this year, thanks to campaigns such as “Plastic Free July”, the idea of a Christmas clean-up is an exciting prospect.

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