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8 March 2021

Molson Coors unveils low-carbon glass bottle

Molson Coors Beverage Company has launched a low-carbon glass beer bottle following a recent trial it says reduced the carbon impact of production by up to 90%. Molson Coors owns brands such as Carling and Coors Light. During the trial it worked with its bottling partner Encirc to produce two million glass bottles for its ...

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A report commissioned by waste management company Veolia has found that keeping refuse collection vehicles ventilated is “key” to preventing the spread of Covid-19 among crews. Released yesterday (March 4), the study began...

International energy company Uniper has applied to the Environment Agency for a permit to operate an energy from waste (EfW) plant at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station site. Known as the East Midlands Energy Re-Generation (...

With news on: Alupro launches Recycle Aluminium website; J&B Recycling acquires five vehicles; Turmec announces partnership with environmental group for Australia; and, Viridor and Clyde Valley Waste partnership divert 178,000 tonnes from ...

NWH Group has acquired the business and assets of fellow waste management company J&J Stanley Recycling in Blaydon, Tyne And Wear, for an undisclosed sum. The Scottish waste management firm says the deal will add approximately...

Biffa has said it will increase the capacity of its plastics recycling plant in Washington, Sunderland, by 14,000 tonnes per year.  As announced in a trading update earlier this week (see

VIDEO REPORT: The chief executive of Whitespace, a waste software solutions company based in Surrey, says there has been a “much greater uptake” in environmental software since the pandemic began. In a video interview (below) ...

Questions about whether England would have the capacity to treat a potential  influx of food waste once separate food waste collections become mandatory, were raised at the National Food Waste Conference yesterday (3 March). ...

The Environment Secretary has called on businesses including those in the waste sector to adopt the government’s free Covid-19 workplace testing programme. George Eustice issued his appeal in a letter sent on 2 March to “the ...

Urbaser's commercial waste arm, Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS), has taken over the provision of trade waste collection services in Eden district in Cumbria as of 1 March. The contract is just one of several Urbaser ...

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Opinion: ‘Councils are unsung heroes in reducing food waste’

With Food Waste Action Week beginning on 1 March, Sarah Clayton, head of citizen behaviour at WRAP, examines what the resources charity wants to achieve with ... read more

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In this blog, Toby Warren, Human Resources Director at Cory Riverside Energy reflects on the impacts of the pandemic and how the company and its employees have reacted.

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In this blog, Jeff Rhodes, Head of Environment and External Affairs at Biffa, explores crucial issues around making sure the UK’s waste is managed sustainably. 

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