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11 December 2018

Recycling rate shows growth on annual year basis

Defra has said it is encouraged by the increase in recycling of household waste for the calendar year 2017, to 45.2% - up from a rate of 44.9% for the previous year. The annual figure is more positive than the 0.3% decrease in the amount of waste recycled, composted or reused in the financial year 2017/18, as reported earlier ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy will require separate food waste collections. That was the announcement today from Graham Stuart, minister for investment at the Department for International Trade who was the ...

EXCLUSIVE: England’s recycling rate, including composting, has fallen by 0.3% to 44.8% in the 2017/18 financial year, compared with 45.1% in the previous period. According to the Defra statistics, released this...

Plans for HWRCs have taken steps forward with separate announcements made by two local authorities. Plans for a new household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in Bristol to increase levels of reuse and recycling, were taken before ...

ReFood is calling on district councils to implement uniform recycling collections in 2019, including separate ones for food waste, after proposals were rejected by the Local Government Association (LGA) earlier this year. “The ...

With news on: a new shredder for Eco; Hiab launches crane upgrade; Ash Waste Management looks to transform fleet management; and, Luxus invests in compounding line.

The commissioning process at Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Beddington, South London, is “going well”, and Viridor remains confident it will be operational by the end of 2018. However, the deadline could be ...

Research conducted by Veolia and Imperial College has projected that the UK waste and resource sector could save over 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions between the years 2023 – 2032. But, according to ...

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has agreed a contract with LondonEnergy which will see the company continue to manage the authority’s waste and operate the redeveloped Edmonton Park energy from waste facility. ...

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OPINION: PRN reform and the Resources and Waste Strategy

OPINION: What does the UK’s recycling sector need from the hotly anticipated R&W Strategy? James Piper, managing director of recycling compliance scheme ... read more

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