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‘Cut permitting red tape too’, says Biffa

Waste management company Biffa has called for planning and provision for waste infrastructure to be at the forefront of any planning system reforms. And, in parallel to the government's newly announced planning reforms, the company's head of environmental and external affairs, Jeff Rhodes said there was ...

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Suffolk residents have been urged to donate ‘quality items’ to re-use shops in Foxhall and Bury St Edmunds as part of a visit to the region’s recycling centres. FCC Environment, the waste management company that runs the ...

Wheelabrator Technologies has been granted a permit variation by the Environment Agency for its Kemsley energy from waste (Efw) which will see its throughput increase from 550,000 to 657,000 tonnes annually. This will be achieved ...

With news on: community groups in Merseyside awarded a share of £150,000; Nottinghamshire's HWRCs reopen fully for summer; Central Bedfordshire refuse truck named after 8-year-old;  Enforcement Undertakings; and...

Viridor and the Prosiect Gwyrdd (Green Project) partnership in Wales have announced that one million tonnes of non-recyclable waste, has been diverted from landfill and used to generate energy at the Trident Park energy recovery facility. 

The emergency services were called to two separate incidents involving members of staff at recycling centres in Somerset and Worcestershire during the past few weeks. West Mercia police are appealing for witnesses after a worker ...

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 ...

Cumbria county council and Doncaster council are both participating in separate  highway and kerbside initiatives using recycled plastic materials following successful trials. Cumbria ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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

The blog box

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 letsrecycle.com.

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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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