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6 August 2020

Cumbria and Doncaster in plastic road initiatives 

Cumbria county council and Doncaster council are both participating in separate  highway and kerbside initiatives using recycled plastic materials following successful trials. Cumbria Cumbria county council announced on 23 July it was working with plastic roads company MacRebur to ...

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Cash concealed in a recycling bin and a safe was seized by police in a raid on an alleged illegal waste disposal scheme with links to dissident republicans in East Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Detectives from Northern Ireland’s ...

London-based start-up Recycleye has secured £500,000 in funding from Innovate UK to trial a sensor it says replicates “the power of human vision” to identify items in waste streams. With the funding Recycleye says it ...

Software and tech giant Microsoft has announced a commitment to zero waste from its direct operations, products and packaging by 2030 as part of the company’s sustainability strategy. And, employees' own waste outputs will also be targeted...

Good regulation is essential for tackling the climate emergency and rebooting the economy in the wake of coronavirus, the chief executive of the Environment Agency argued yesterday (4 August). In a speech to the London Chamber of ...

The leader of Wokingham borough council has threatened to “part company” with the Re3 waste partnership, if an agreement on the “future direction” of waste and recycling can’t be reached. Speaking at a Joint Waste ...

Gloucestershire-based community group Community R4C intends to challenge a recent High Court ruling relating to the Javelin Park energy from waste (EfW) contract. In a ruling handed down on 17 July, Justice Jonathon Russon said ...

A report published by the London Fire Brigade has concluded that the cause of a fire at Viridor’s energy from waste (EfW) plant in Beddington, South London, on 11 July 2019 remains unknown. Details of the report were discussed ...

London-based First Mile has announced the acquisition of specialist local waste and recycling collector Giraffe Recycling, which also operates in the capital. The acquisition, which became effective on 29 July, follows the ...

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Integrated plastic flake solutions and quality

In this opinion written by Tom Eng, TOMRA Senior Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling,  considers how integrated flake sorting solutions pave the ... 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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