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16 October 2018

Agency action against waste crime remains static

Data released by the Environment Agency on waste crime shows little improvement in terms of the number of sites being dealt with by the Agency over the past eight years. The number of sites that the Agency was “dealing with” – as of the end of the financial year 2017-18 – rose to 1,485, up from 1,425 in 2016-17.

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The industry must work together to ensure that the incineration of plastics is only a fallback option, rather than the main one. That’s according to Stuart Foster, chief executive of plastics charity RECOUP, who was speaking on...

An agency worker has died following an incident at a data destruction facility owned by Restore Datashred in Crayford. The incident occurred at around 1pm on the site at Optima Park last week (October 9...

Defra has revealed that it has contacted other EU countries to discuss arrangements for waste import and export licences in the event of a no-deal in Brexit negotiations. The announcement comes within a document published by the ...

A shake-up of the management team at Amey, owned by Spain’s Ferrovial conglomerate, has seen the company’s waste treatment and collection work moved into two separate divisions. The changes have been introduced by Alan Milner...

Veteran plastics recycling expert John Simmons, who was twice chief executive of Recoup, died earlier this month at the age of 72. Following several senior positions in the plastics packaging industry, John Simmons founded PPS ...

The need for local authorities to recognise and mitigate risk when procuring contracts was highlighted during a workshop session at the LARAC Conference last week. And, the panel agreed that more work needs to be done to now ...

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has announced that the construction of its new energy recovery facility (ERF) in Edmonton will be funded through direct public borrowing. This means that the authority will be borrowing ...

The winners of the annual LARAC celebration awards were announced earlier this week, with awards ranging from best council communication campaign to team of the year. LARAC chair Carole Taylor welcomed everyone to the annual ...

Wednesday’s vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to amend the Commission’s Single Use Plastics Directive has received mixed responses. And, the parent body of the UK's British Retail Consortium,  ...

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