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16 November 2018

Tower Hamlets to bring waste services in-house

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has opted to bring its waste and recycling services in-house once its existing contract with Veolia expires in 2020. A report to the Tower Hamlets cabinet, which recommended that an in-house waste collection, recycling and street cleansing service should be created to “improve services ...

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Waste wood should be “reused and recycled wherever possible” before being used as a biomass feedstock, a high level report for government said this week. The recycling emphasis came as part of a report yesterday (16 November) ...

Key actions businesses should take to help stop plastic packaging polluting the environment have been laid out by WRAP in the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, ...

Recycling firm WasteCare has said that trials of a pilot recycling plant for portable batteries have proved a success and a larger plant is set to open in the New Year. The company has been recycling portable batteries through...

Ireland's contribution to CIWM was highlighted this week by Professor David Wilson who completed his year as president of the Institution on Tuesday 13 November and was succeeded by Enda Kiernan. Professor Wilson was speaking ...

With news on: Norfolk set for new recycling centres; Jones Bros nears completion of Suez landfill cell; Mayglothing extends corrosive waste capabilities; and, Andusia and Mick George strike RDF deal ...

A review into “serious and organised” waste crime ordered by Defra has returned a list of recommendations which include introducing mandatory electronic tracking of waste, and a Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). The results ...

More than 100 local authorities, retailers and brands took part in WRAP’s 2018 Recycle Week, with the resources charity labelling it the best in the event’s 15-year history Retailers and brands involved in the week-long ...

The Environment Agency has approved the first sector-specific guide on Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for sites handling waste wood, it has been confirmed. The Wood Recycling Association (WRA), which confirmed the ...

The volume of 'target material' received at England’s materials recycling facilities (MRFs) has decreased for the third consecutive quarter, latest data suggests. The latest set of figures were published on WRAP’s Materials ...

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OPINION: Reporting recycling rates in tonnes collected can be misleading, because not all material collected for recycling is suitable to actually be recycled. An alternative ... read more

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