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23 January 2019

Councils urged to separate ‘Our Paper’

EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities who collect paper for recycling in a commingled process are being warned by the UK’s paper industry that they may face financial risks and should consider a move to separate collection of paper at the kerbside. Councils are advised by the paper industry that not just China, but other countries too ...

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Suffolk council has signed a renewed contract with FCC Environment for the running of the county’s 11 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). The contract is due to run from 16 May 2019 through to 30 September 2027, and was ...

Norse Group has reported a “difficult year” in 2017/18 in regards to profitability, which has been put down in part to challenging conditions in the recycling market.  The local authority-owned trading company provides a ...

The UK’s carpet recycling industry association has released 2018 data pointing a jump in the tonnage of carpet waste collected for recycling and reuse, but with the sector still on course to miss its 2020 landfill diversion target.

The SamurAI robot for sorting materials in recycling plants has attracted keen in interest in Europe including from the UK, manufacturer Machinex has told letsrecycle.com. Giving an update on its prized SamurAI (...

Construction of the huge North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) began today with initial works on the facility taking place. The new plant will replace the decades-old 500,000 tonne energy-from-waste facility in Edmonton...

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has confirmed that around 40 firefighters are tackling a ‘large fire’ in a building at a landfill site owned by Viridor in Dunbar, East Lothian. The fire was discovered in the early...

Starting next month (February) residents of the Channel Island of Guernsey will be required to purchase payment stickers as part of a new ‘pay-as-you-throw’ (PAYT) scheme for residual waste. These payment stickers must be ...

With news on: Stobart takes on head of people; Cromwell Polythene appoints sales executive; Axion expands team; CHC recruits Jeremy Green; and APEAL appoints president.

A Manchester businessman has been jailed for stealing more than £250,000 in VAT repayments obtained through two waste management businesses. Chaudhry Akbar, 50, of Fairfields Road, Droylesden, used his two waste management ...

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Libby Forrest, policy & parliamentary affairs officer at the Environmental Services Association, looks at what the Resources & Waste Strategy tells us about future energy ... read more

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