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25 May 2018

ESA: Meeting EU recycling targets ‘challenging’

The UK could meet the overall recycling rates required under the Circular Economy proposals, but it will be difficult and costly for both local authorities and the commercial sector, a report by the ESA has found. The news comes in the first of two new reports, launched today, looking at what it will take to meet the recycling ...

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A compendium of data published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirms that the UK narrowly missed the battery recycling target in 2016, that RDF exports reduced slightly in 2017 and the waste sector employs ...

Viridor made a profit of £70.8m last year before tax, thanks in part, to growth in earnings from its energy recovery facilities (ERFs). The profit level compares to £60.4m the previous year. And, while profits were up overall, ...

Grundon Waste Management has unveiled an ultra-low emission, hydrogen diesel dual-fuel refuse collection vehicle. Thought to be a first for the industry, the RCV, built at a cost of £177,000 and designed to help cut air ...

The European Commission director general for end of life vehicles and batteries will headline the CARS conference, which takes place on the 11 & 12 of July 2018 at the NAEC, in Stoneleigh. Artemis Hatzi-Hull, who has more ...

Waste-to-product business, Renewi, announced today that it expects to benefit from long term structural growth in European recycling, despite reporting a loss of £50m last year before tax. This loss was in part due to the ...

Brian Perry, chairman of south west business Perrys Recycling, has died at the age of 78. Hugely popular and well-liked for a friendly and knowledgeable approach to business over many years, his death last week (May 17 2018) has ...

Defra has issued a statement announcing that David Rutley MP has been appointed temporarily as parliamentary under secretary of state at Defra, replacing Thérèse Coffey MP as she “recovers from a period of illness”. Dr ...

WRAP has announced the theme for Recycle Week 2018: ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ Taking place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September 2018, this year the focus will be on plastics. And, the ...

INTERVIEW: In the wake of months of volatile recycling markets, the appointment of a former oil man to head up Viridor’s resource and recycling division looks to have been a sound move. Keith Trower, who took on the post of ...

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Commodities

Technological advancements are commonplace in all industries and something that businesses need to embrace if they are to compete. The latest revolution seems to be surrounding the topic of driverless vehicles, suggests Mick George.

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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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The days of manually pouring paint out of tins are over, thanks to our Compactor for water based paint treatment.

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