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21 February 2020

Vital Energi to build Burton EfW plant

UK-based energy firm Vital Energi has announced plans to build a 169,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste plant near Burton-on-Trent. Through a process of gasification, the Drakelow Energy from Waste plant is due to generate 18MWe from refuse derived fuel (RDF). Ashley Malin, Vital Energi’s project development...

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Suez UK said this week its Eco Park plant in Surrey is making "steady progress", with the final stages of testing for the anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and hot commissioning of the gasification facility currently underway. A ...

A Brighton-based recycling project faces being made homeless after being given until 31 March to leave its current premises. Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project has launched the Save Our Wood Store campaign as it seeks help...

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced today, 20 February, that it will “no longer proceed” with plans for a 500,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Hampshire. The follows a ‘strategic review’ the...

EXCLUSIVE: The waste and recycling sector could be hit by a shortage of workers as a result of the government’s points-based immigration system, industry figures have told However, some also said that ...

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called for “better regulation” in the sector following an ITV report which showed several tonnes of imported textile waste dumped in Ghana. ITV News published a report earlier ...

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is to put the decision on a Liverpool-wide food waste collection service to the city’s district waste collection authorities. Options for the adoption of a weekly food waste ...

With news on: Biffa extends contract with pub firm; Bucks firm fined after forklift incident; Egbert Taylor replaces wet paint on Worcester bins; Westminster launches school recycling scheme

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned threatening behaviour will not be tolerated after an incident during an inspection of a Teesside waste and recycling site in August 2019. In a statement this morning (19 February), ...

The countdown is on to enter this year’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, the most prestigious awards in the environmental calendar. The Awards take place on 14 May at the Landmark Hotel in London and ...

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Environment Bill – ‘We ain’t seen nothing yet’

Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at Ecosurety, looks at what the Environment Bill could mean for future waste legislation. OPINION: Finally, the Environment Bill looks ... read more

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In this latest blog, Steve Eminton ponders over what might actually happen in 2020 in terms of recycling and waste policy developments.

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