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8 April 2020

Defra advice published on waste social distancing

Defra has issued guidance on how staff who are attending work in the waste sector can adhere to social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.   Within the advice, published yesterday (April 07), it states that staff who are sharing ...

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Unite members employed by Biffa Waste Services on Wirral council’s refuse collection contract went on strike yesterday (7 April), claiming the company had failed to take the workforce's concerns about the coronavirus seriously. ...

The amount of refuse derived fuel (RDF) exported to the Netherlands from England has nearly halved after the Dutch government 

With news on: Environment Agency priority visits, local authorities paying suppliers, first aid cover during and pandemic, how to bag contaminated waste and Germinor's new office in Italy. 

Defra has today (7 April) published a non-statutory guide to help local authorities and other waste collectors prioritise and maintain their waste collection services during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance document ...

Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies has announced that in light of the coronavirus pandemic it is to close its demonstration-scale plant at its Cheney Manor site temporarily. The company says that, during the plant’s ...

The Cleveland Fire Brigade has said it will remain on the scene of a “significant fire” at a plastics recycling facility owned by Greenology in Cleveland, North Yorkshire, for a few days.    Fire crews were called...

The Environment Agency has issued a ‘COVID-19 regulatory position statement (RPS)’ outlining when companies can temporarily ...

Clinical waste specialist Stericycle has applied for a permit to develop a healthcare waste treatment plant and transfer station at Stafford Park in Telford. With the capacity to treat 17,500 tonnes of hazardous waste and 7,300 ...

All local authorities in Wales are currently keeping kerbside recycling and food waste collections operational during the coronavirus pandemic.   Nationwide staff shortages in the waste collection ...

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Time to prioritise the glass recycling process

As FEVE’s 'Close the Glass Loop' recycling scheme is finalised, now is the time to prioritise all aspects of the recycling process, writes UK ... read more

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Local authority

In this latest blog, Steve Eminton ponders over what might actually happen in 2020 in terms of recycling and waste policy developments.

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Waste Management

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority but it’s also important to look to the future.

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Waste Producers

In this post, waste and recycling business Biffa give the company’s thoughts as to how online retailers can minimise their waste and opt for a closed loop approach.

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