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12 August 2020

Packaging data continues to show positive signs

Provisional monthly packaging data published by the Environment Agency continues to show that recycling and export industries are “performing well”, compliance specialists have said.   Published on 10 August and covering the month from 10 July, the data shows that most materials are reporting increases from the same ...

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The Norse Group has posted its financial results for the 2019/20 financial year, where it said its revenues and profit margins have been boosted by "improving commodity prices from recycling materials". The local authority-owned ...

With news on: Defra says more to be done on single-use plastics; CCEP to introduce paperboard packaging in Spain; Diageo sends zero waste to landfill from offices; and, Enva recognised at health and safety awards.

Veolia's vice-president for the UK & Ireland has said that Norfolk county council’s decision to formally award the company a £102 million waste treatment contract marks a “significant step” towards zero landfill. 

Local authority recycling services in England remain disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). For the week ...

Cory Riverside Energy has published its annual review for 2019, in which it reports “strong performance” across its recycling operations. The report, published earlier this month (4 August), details the company’s business ...

The coronavirus pandemic is believed to have cost the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) more than £3 million in additional expenditure. Significant costs incurred include those associated with the phased reopening of household ...

West Midlands Fire Service spent the night fighting a fire which engulfed a plastics recycling factory at the Tyseley Industrial Estate in Birmingham. The blaze, which broke out yesterday afternoon (10 August), is said by the fire...

Provisional data released by the Environment Agency suggests collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed in the second quarter of 2020. The figures show 64,039 tonnes of household WEEE was ...

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has begun the recruitment process for the inaugural chair of the Office for Environmental Protection today, 10 August. The successful candidate will be the driving ...

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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 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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