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24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020

The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP meeting last week was held because of strong sector concerns that the PRN price, for plastics in ...

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The Margam Green waste wood-fuelled biomass plant in South Wales has entered commercial operation.   The 250,000 tonnes-per-year capacity plant will be supplied in full by Stobart Energy using Grade-C waste wood sourced from ...

Biffa Waste Services Ltd will learn of its penalty for breaching waste export regulations later this summer, after sentencing in a case involving the company was postponed in court today (24 June). A jury had delivered a ...

Pressure on government over the need to recycle packaging sees this week start with a debate in the House of Commons. MPs are today, 24 June, to debate a petition urging the government to ban the use of all non-recyclable and ...

In the face of criticism from the Which? Consumer group that almost 50% of packaging from supermarkets cannot be recycled, retailers have said that consistent household collections would help. Confusing messages on labelling were ...

Swindon borough council is making its kerbside recycling service compulsory for residents from August 2019. The move comes ahead of a trial of separate food waste collections, to be launched the following month (September), which ...

A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

An official study on the health impacts of emissions from energy from waste facilities has ended with the findings that there is no link between the opening of EfW plants and a heightened risk of infant mortality or other birth defects.

A jury has today (20 June) found Biffa Waste Services Ltd guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015. The verdict was delivered at Wood Green Crown Court in north London this afternoon...

Wigan council has announced a system for electronic permits at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which it says will reduce waiting time from five days to two hours. Under the new model, residents with vans and twin...

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WRAP: Listening and responding over consistency

While the Consistency and other consultations have closed, discussions continue on how the ideas contained in these could impact on local authorities. Peter Maddox, Director ... read more

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With the new EPR systems set to cover recycling and collection costs, and money coming out for food waste services, a careful analysis of the finance regime and its impacts is needed.

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Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, calls for a co-ordinated approach to new ideas.

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To avoid fly-tipping, this Blog post gives advice on five “Essential Things To Look For In A Waste Removal Company” and is contributed by Biffa.

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