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23 February 2018

EA ‘to miss’ illegal site targets

The Environment Agency has been given a red forecast, which means it is unlikely to meet its 2018 financial year target to reduce the number of high risk illegal waste sites in England. However, it expects to see improvements in the next quarter. The ‘corporate scorecard’ ranks a range of targets the Environment Agency has...

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The latest Defra statistics have revealed that the UK recycling rate for Waste from Households rose by 0.6% to 45.2% in 2016. However, the increase has been credited partly due to the inclusion of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) ...

A Rochdale-based textiles recycling company has been fined an overall total of more than £13,000 after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery. Anglo Recycling, based in Whitworth, was found to have failed to ...

Problems with an underground bin system in Peterborough look set to be resolved soon with the original manufacturer, Contenur, to examine the bin site. The issues with the underground bin system serving flats in Townsend Close, ...

Fareham borough council has commissioned 10,000 takeaway bags to be distributed to local restaurants as a measure to reduce food waste. The bags will allow customers to take their leftovers home with them when they eat out and ...

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has again hinted that changes to producer responsibility regimes for waste in the UK are likely to be contained in the waste strategy due out later this year. There are expectations that ...

The waste partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire district council has launched a campaign to increase metal packaging recycling rates through kerbside collections. Each of the 119,000 households in the ...

Joshua Doherty assesses the outlook for plastics recycling in the light of import restrictions in China. Plastic recyclers appear to be remaining cautiously optimistic about export markets in the face of market challenges...

OPINION: Steve White, ‎software business development manager at software and technology firm Yotta, discusses challenges facing local authority waste services, and solutions to missed bin collections. Waste and ...

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China’s impending Plastic import ban will inevitably have a consequence on all waste handlers further down the line, commercial and residential.

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HP Sauce fan Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, talks about the plastic products he can and can’t live without.

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Waste Producers

With so much coverage of recycling in the news over the past few months, this has to be something that the waste management sector and councils can take advantage of.

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