LATEST NEWS Wednesday 24 April 2019
24 April 2019

Ipswich drops commingled organics service

A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an increase in the cost of the in-vessel composting (IVC) treatment service from its current organic ...

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In the wake of a report for the Scottish Government damning the preparation so far within Scotland for dealing with the 2021 landfill ban, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has suggested that one solution is for the ban to...

Local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government has said. And, the Eunomia report commissioned by the ...

With less than a month to go until the Letsrecycle Live exhibition and conference kicks off, we take a closer look at some of the exhibitors who are helping...

Members of the Basel Convention are set to consider a proposal that exporters of plastic waste should receive permission from destination countries in advance of material being sent. According to Zero Waste Europe, the proposal...

Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, has announced that Worcestershire-based medical equipment specialists Murrays Medical, will be taking over the running of its equipment recycling service. The charity set up the ‘...

With news on: Unite strike called off in Wales; Andusia’s chemical waste arm bags clinical waste contact; South Ayrshire completes collection roll out; DS Smith trials recycled cardboard bird box.

The Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) has made an application to Natural Resources Wales for an environmental permit to operate a waste storage and transfer station at Pembroke Dock. The Authority wants to allow businesses using...

Suez has said that none of the four options set out in the government’s consultations on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system is “suitable in its entirety”. In a report released last week (18 April), the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied ...

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