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25 September 2017

Circular Economy package expected to be implemented

Defra is working towards the expectation that the EU’s Circular Economy Package “will be adopted” and implemented in the UK even with Britain’s exit from the EU, a Defra official has reiterated. The comments came from Robert Vaughan, head of household waste at Defra, speaking at the Kent Resource Partnership conference ...

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Research carried out on behalf of waste management company Viridor shows that the public are still confused when it comes to recycling, and many are in favour of a ‘standardised’ system. Viridor today (25 September) launches ...

Simon Gandy, principal consultant, and Brian Mayne, regional director Wales at Ricardo Energy & Environment look at whether the UK's leading recycler, Wales should use carbon based targets as opposed to weight-based targets. 

With news on: FCC outlines Brexit opportunity; actions agreed to tackle black plastic packaging; companies commit to simplify food labels; and Biffa expands green waste.

Waste firm Amey has won a contract to treat household residual waste from Central Bedfordshire council at its energy from waste facility in Milton Keynes. The contract, which will begin on 1 October, will see Amey treat household ...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video, we report on the latest developments in the Birmingham waste strikes.

With news on: Eunomia informs Plastic Strategy; NWH reports growth; Geminor signs export contract; Hills Group’s ‘Move to Improve’ winner; UKWSL launches energy company; and Veolia’s ‘Wonder Day’.

The Environment Agency has claimed that the potential for odour arising from the Path Head landfill site, owned by Suez, has 'greatly reduced'. The Agency has said that the company’s efforts to tackle odour at the site have “...

Birmingham city council's refuse collection workers will suspend strike action, following a High Court ruling over redunancies yesterday (20 September). Trade union Unite, which represents the workers, announced that the High ...

Tesco has announced ‘ground-breaking’ partnerships with suppliers, which will involve the publication of food waste data throughout the supply chain. The retailer has announced partnership agreements with 24 of its largest ...

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Adam Clover, director at Mick George Commodities, looks at the impact China's import ban will have on the global commodities market.

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Anthony Foxlee-Brown, Marketing & Communications Manager at Grundon Waste Management, says more must be done to combat the growing plague of plastic waste.

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Individuals, businesses, industry and commerce altogether produce a bewildering amount of rubbish, so much so that it’s quite difficult to comprehend.

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