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20 September 2017

Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant

Veolia officially reopened the plastic milk bottle reprocessing plant in Dagenham yesterday (19 September), which the company has said will produce around 10,000 tonnes of high quality food grade HDPE pellets annually. The Dagenham Plastics Facility, which recycles milk bottles into HDPE pellets, was acquired by the waste ...

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Planned changes to the way that fees for compliance with environmental permitting regulations are assessed have been pushed back to 2018, the Environment Agency has confirmed. The Agency has been considering changes to its ...

Two men have suffered serious injuries in a gas explosion at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Nottinghamshire today (20 September), emergency services have said. The incident occurred at a site operated by food waste recycler...

Bradford council will reach a “major milestone” on Thursday (21 September) as it signs a 12-year contract for waste treatment with Associated Waste Management (AWM). The Yorkshire-based company was named in April as the ...

Viridor has outlined its continued investment in energy recovery facilities, in the company’s latest sustainability report, released this week. In its Sustainability Report 2017, the waste and resources management ...

The Health and Safety Executive has targeted a reduction in injuries and fatalities to waste workers caused by moving machinery, in its latest plan for the sector. HSE has published sector plans this week (18 September) for 19 ...

Birmingham refuse workers involved in a long-running dispute over potential job cuts, yesterday (18 September) voted to continue strike action. Trade union Unite, which represents the council’s refuse workers, said action could ...

Wigan council has set forth a major communications campaign to introduce changes to its waste and recycling service at the end of September, which include a switch to a three-weekly residual waste collection. Speaking to ...

As Recycle Week gears up for its launch next week (25 September), Peter Maddox, director at WRAP provides an insight into this year's campaign on the value of recycling. Many of us working in the waste and recycling ...

Cory Riverside Energy has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets council’s residual waste disposal contract – and is in line to take the contract over from Veolia. The contract, which could run for up to 17 ...

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