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13 September 2019

Pow confirmed for Defra resources and waste brief

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, who joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary earlier this week has been confirmed as the new junior minister with responsibility for waste and recycling. Mrs Pow succeeds Therese Coffey who was moved last weekend to become the new ...

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Retailer Sainsbury’s today (13 September) announced what it described as “an ambitious new commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025”. This new target includes all branded food packaging, Sainsbury’s brand food...

The Liberal Democrat’s House of Lords' spokesperson for environment, food and rural affairs will address the upcoming LARAC local authority recycling officers conference to be held next month. Baroness Catherine Bakewell of ...

Data from a survey of local authorities shows that median gate fee prices for energy from waste contracts in 2018 were £89 a tonne, up £3 on the year before. Waste management firms have concurred with the gate fee numbers and ...

A number of training schemes have been launched across the waste management industry in an attempt to tackle the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. The lack of drivers is a long-running issue and has caused problems for ...

Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, looks how to improve quality in the recycling materials stream. OPINION: In the media over the last 12 months there have been a ...

The waste sector has a key role to play in changing consumer behaviour around plastics, says a mission leader preparing to sail around the world to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. Sally Earthrowl is part of ...

GAP Organics and Keenan Recycling have partnered to turn food waste into usable gas in the North East of England. The move is in response to the rising volume of food waste collected in the region and the gas will be...

Guernsey has halved the amount of residual waste it collects after making major changes to its recycling services. Announcing the recycling success, the island’s government, the States of Guernsey, indicated that the ‘pay as ...

Red Industries, which provides hazardous and non-hazardous waste management services across the UK, has acquired the share capital of waste management company, Haz Environmental. The acquisition of the West Bromwich based company...

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Adding quality to the materials stream

Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, looks how to improve quality in the recycling materials stream. OPINION: In the media over the ... read more

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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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