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13 December 2019

Villiers remains but defeats for Goldsmith and Creagh

The environment secretary Theresa Villiers retained her Chipping Barnet seat in North London last night, but her Defra ministerial colleague Zac Goldsmith was defeated. And, on the Labour side, waste specialist Mary Creagh lost her Wakefield seat to the Conservatives.    The Chipping Barnet seat was expected to be tight but Ms...

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The Conservative Party secured its highest majority since 1987 last night with just one seat left to declare. Winning 364 seats, the party now has a commons majority of 78, and all eyes in the waste and recycling sector will now ...

Members of the Resource Association voted unanimously to dissolve the association at an Extraordinary General Meeting held this week (10 December). And, the chief executive of the body Ray Georgeson was presented by members with ...

Ipswich-based scrap metal recyclers Sackers has announced that it will donate the £20,000 found in a safe at its yard to charity. The money in the safe was found in June and handed into the police but as nobody came forward ...

The UK’s current WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) comes to an end on 31 December and a revised proposal for January and beyond has yet to be approved by the government. The scheme, which enables retailers to cover their ...

On a torrid night for Labour, Sandy Martin, who had been the party’s shadow waste and recycling minister, lost his seat in Ipswich. Labour now looks set to reshape its waste and environment team in the wake of a series of ...

The significance of the waste sector in efforts to reduce carbon emissions was highlighted in the European Green Deal, which was released by the European Commission yesterday (December 11). The deal includes pledges to re-visit ...

With news on: Andrew Perkins joins Clearpoint; duo strengthen Valpak team; and safety officer for J&B Recycling Perkins joins Clearpoint Recycling ...

With news on: Valpak launches ‘zero carbon’ battery scheme; Andusia in Management Buy-In; Stora Enso invests in pilot bio-based facility; Asda removes 700 tonnes of plastic from its packaging

Viridor has invested £4.5 million in a leachate extraction system at its Dimmer Landfill site in Somerset. The waste management company said the initiative would help to avoid approximately 2,000 articulated tanker movements to ...

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