LATEST NEWS Saturday 18 August 2018
17 August 2018

Weir Waste deal strengthens Biffa in West Midlands

Biffa has acquired Weir Waste Services, a major waste and recycling business in the West Midlands. And, Biffa also revealed today (17 August) that it has made three further acquisitions in the current financial year. The purchase of Weir Waste is by far the largest of the three was purchased for “a consideration plus debt ...

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HMRC has issued a clarification statement on the landfill tax changes it introduced in April 2018,  with the body further explaining who is responsible for the tax on disposals at unauthorised sites. Earlier this year, HMRC ...

Smurfit Kappa UK has appointed a former SCA Recycling director, Chris Collier,  as its new managing director. Mr Collier, who most recently had responsibility for Veolia’s local authority contracts in the East region, has ...

OPINION: Dan Botterill, CEO of AI consultancy firm Ditto Sustainability, explains how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help towards achieving a more circular economy. The 4th Industrial revolution conjures imagery of all kinds of...

A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish. It started at around midday on Tuesday (14 August), involving about “600-...

The Treasury has confirmed that a “record number” of responses were received to a call for evidence earlier this year on how changes to the tax system could be used to reduce the levels of single waste plastics. And, among...

DS Smith Recycling (UK) managing director, Mat Prosser, explains to Steve Eminton how a collaborative approach to quality in fibre supply is paramount. For Mat Prosser, managing director of DS Smith Recycling (UK), the need to ...

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that global metals recycling company EMR must sell five of the UK sites it owns as part of a recent acquisition, to avoid creating a “worse deal for consumers”. The CMA...

The Greater Manchester Fire Service has confirmed that police and ambulance crews attended a fire last night (August 14) at a site owned by JWS Waste and Recycling in Salford. However, the company has since said it is ...

Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

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