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22 March 2018

EA unveils new charging regime

The Environment Agency has published a new charging scheme for regulatory permits and services which it claims will ensure businesses cover the costs of services rather than the public. And, the new costs will look to ensure “...

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East Sussex county council has granted planning permission to Haulaway for a 40,000 tonnes per annum dry mixed recycled Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on their site at Summerhill Lane, Hailsham.

Resource London and the Peabody Housing Association have partnered for a two year project to explore “barriers to recycling” in purpose built flats across inner London boroughs. Purpose-built flats make up 37% of London’s ...

A street solution to recycle coffee cups has been launched by Veolia, in partnership with Westminster city council and the Heart of London Business Alliance. The scheme will see Westminster street-sweepers become ‘mobile ...

Fire crews have tackled a fire processing plant this morning run by Public Power Solutions – a company owned by Swindon borough council – but the plant is expected to be back up and running by the weekend. Ten crews from ...

Dr Adam Read, external affairs director and Maria Vinogradova, doctoral researcher at King's College, London report on a recent workshop hosted by SUEZ looking at global commodity risks and the fall-out for the UK municipal recycling sector.

South Wales Wood Recycling (SWWR) has been fined £15,000 for breaches of an environmental permit relating to fire prevention plans and the disposal of fire-affected wood, in an investigation brought by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

This week waste management firm Grundon has said it is highlighting "its commitment to the NHS" by launching a series of activities designed to help reduce waste and keep costs down, while also celebrating achievement and success in the ...

The importance of the role of the Advisory Committee on Packaging has been highlighted by its chairman, Phil Conran, after the appointment of three new members. Mr Conran said: “The Government is under intense pressure to ...

Exeter city council is expected to decide against the introduction of food waste collections into its current recycling service, in an effort to avoid “financial risk”. Following a meeting last week, the council’s place ...

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We’re four months on since China announced significant changes to its ‘imported waste’ policies but are we any clearer on the likely impact to waste industries in the UK and around the world?

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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

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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