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21 May 2018

Defra opts for mandatory WEEE PBS

Defra has announced that it will amend the WEEE regulations to introduce a mandatory requirement for producer compliance schemes (PCSs) to be part of a Producer Balancing System (PBS). The government did say however, than any scheme “would be subject to consultation before its approval”. The announcement came as part ...

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A fire at the abandoned Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford which started last week (14 May) is ongoing. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Sunderland City Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England have ...

Veolia was on-hand in Windsor this weekend to keep the streets and estate clean for the royal wedding. The company, which also holds the contract to collect waste and recycling from households in the area, said it expected 20 ...

A 20 tonne tipper lorry linked to illegal waste activity across the West Midlands, seized by the Environment Agency, was crushed last week. The vehicle was detained by officers last year after months of surveillance and ...

More than 2.5 tonnes of plastics have been recovered from waters around the Humber estuary and will be used in the production of shampoo bottles by Proctor and Gamble. The collection of the material, which will be shredded to ...

OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, looks at the issue of gender pay in relation to the waste and recycling sector. Mandatory gender pay reporting – the deadline for which was last month – has revealed in...

Brian Mayne and John Woodruff from the Resource Efficiency & Waste Management team at Ricardo Energy & Environment look at the options for commercialisation of HWRCs Against a backdrop of...

Bristol City Centre BID (Business Improvement District) is entering into a partnership with Veolia to deliver a new waste collection service to city centre businesses. Starting this month, the waste collection service will be ...

Residents in 1,600 flats in the Epping Forest district council area are to be rewarded with vouchers if they waste less food. Incentives business Local Green Points, explained today (17 May) that the authority had launched a new ...

East Devon district council has invested in a “giant” sorting and baling machine to separate more than 5,000 tonnes of recycling a year collected from residents across the district. The council’s ...

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