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10 July 2020

Hampshire changes tack and rejects £34m MRF

Hampshire county council has opted against the idea of building a state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in 

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A small number of operators exporting plastic are tarnishing the reputation of the UK industry, two recycling firms have warned. Last month, a BBC investigation reported that some plastic waste from Britain sent to Turkey for ...

Recyclers of plastic from end of life vehicles (ELVs) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe have been “severely impacted” by the coronavirus outbreak, according to two recycling bodies.  

Global investment firm KKR completed its £4.2 billion acquisition of waste firm Viridor from Pennon Group today (8 July). Phil Piddington, who has been Viridor’s managing director since 2016, assumes the role of the company’s...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged waste management companies not to forget to control other risks while taking measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The government agency says there has been an increase ...

WRAP has opened the second round of funding from its £20 million Plastic Research and Innovation Fund (PRIF), with grants of up to £150,000 available to projects which "trial ways to implement refill infrastructure". An

Waste fuel specialist Geminor says it plans to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood for recycling to the UK in 2020 in response to increased demand. The company says its first ever shipment of waste wood to the UK arrived in late ...

A dozen environmental advocacy organisations have come together to criticise the European Union for not applying controls on the export of plastic waste to trade between its own member states. Last week, the European Commission ...

The sale of Viridor to Planets UK Bidco Limited is expected to be completed imminently as Pennon Group applied to list 297,283 additional ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange today (7 July). In an announcement this ...

Yet more confirmation that China will be banning the import of “solid waste” – which includes waste paper and scrap metal – has emerged. Today (7 July) the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling commented that ...

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Looking ahead to our post-pandemic environment

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on consumer awareness to waste and recycling, writes Tim Gent, director of UK glass recycling company Recresco. ... read more

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Local authority

The recycling and waste sector has worked well to keep services up to households but also needs to plan ahead and use the benefits of positive publicity, says Steve Eminton, editor of

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Waste Management

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority but it’s also important to look to the future.

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Waste Producers

In this post, waste and recycling business Biffa give the company’s thoughts as to how online retailers can minimise their waste and opt for a closed loop approach.

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