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22 May 2018

EU Council adopts Circular Economy Package

New rules for waste management which establish binding targets for recycling have been adopted by the European council of ministers today as part of the Circular Economy package. This is the final stage of the approval process for bringing the waste legislation into law. The figures adopted today (22 May) mean that member states...

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The Wood Recyclers' Association has warned that the UK could be facing a shortage of waste wood next winter. The Association’s chair, Andy Hill, said that last winter (2017 into 2018) had seen the first real scarcity of waste ...

Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces for the collection and recycling of glass for Cheshire West and Chester council. The 12-month contract, which started on 1 April, will see 10,000 tonnes per annum of ...

Manchester city council is set to introduce new arrangements for its waste and recycling service for flats, in a bid to boost the city’s recycling rates. The changes will vary from block to block. For some buildings, the council...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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Technological advancements are commonplace in all industries and something that businesses need to embrace if they are to compete. The latest revolution seems to be surrounding the topic of driverless vehicles, suggests Mick George.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says talk of storing low grade plastics in landfill sites for future extraction is not the answer.

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Waste Producers

The days of manually pouring paint out of tins are over, thanks to our Compactor for water based paint treatment.

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