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21 May 2019

ESA in Mayoral clash over ‘harmful’ London incinerators

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has clashed with the London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a row over the future of energy from waste plants in the capital, labelling the former Tooting MP as “ill-informed”.   The Mayor released a statement this morning, calling on the government to stop permitting the building of “...

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With less than 24 hours to the opening of the Letsrecycle Live trade show and exhibition, we provide an overview of everything you will need to know ahead of the two-day event. There is still time to register for your free ...

The possibility of a link between energy from waste and low recycling rates was discussed at a committee of MPs yesterday (20 May) with the waste management sector emphasising there was no connection. The ‘link’ and a ...

Residents in Hampshire will have to pay for a permit to use vans, pick-ups or large trailers to transport their domestic waste to the county’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), under a new scheme implemented by the county council...

Resources body WRAP has said that progress has been made in the first 12 months since the launch of the voluntary ‘Plastics Pact’ to reduce single-use plastic packaging and increase recycling of the material. This comes ...

Inspection and research consultancy Waste Research Ltd has been acquired by Prescot-based Alfred H Knight Group (AHK). Rotherham-based Waste Research was a long-established firm providing analytical and consultancy services to the...

Consumer goods company Unilever is to use a ‘detectable’ black pigment in plastic packaging for its TRESemmé and Lynx cosmetic product brands, to enable the material to be sorted for recycling in MRFs. Unilever says it will ...

Cory Riverside Energy has announced it is investing £7 million to modernise its barge fleet, used for transporting waste along the Thames to its Belvedere energy from waste plant. The money will see an initial 14 barges being built in Liè...

Changes to international agreements governing the export of plastic waste will ‘massively harm’ the global trade in plastic for recycling, Europe’s waste industry has claimed. This is the conclusion of FEAD, the European ...

Excitement is building for the Letsrecycle Live trade show which opens its doors for the first time to visitors from the waste management sector on Wednesday (22 May). A host of exhibitors have already started arriving on site ...

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‘Don’t knock the house down over PRNs’

With an array of consultations in over packaging and related topics, Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange argues that the PRNs system has ... read more

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Editor's view

With the new EPR systems set to cover recycling and collection costs, and money coming out for food waste services, a careful analysis of the finance regime and its impacts is needed.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, calls for a co-ordinated approach to new ideas.

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Waste Producers

The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles each year yet only 57% of those bottles enter the recycling system via household recycling collections.

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