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15 April 2021

Defra’s consistency consultation delayed

Publication of Defra’s second Consistency Consultation has been delayed until after the local government elections being held on 6 May. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today (15 April) emphasised that it remains “absolutely committed” to the changes proposed but confirmed that the document ...

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Publication of Defra’s second Consistency Consultation has been delayed until after the local government elections being held on 6 May. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today (15 April) emphasised ...

Two fires broke out at waste and recycling facilities in Scotland yesterday (14 April), with plants owned by Viridor and Shore Recycling both having incidents. There were no reported casualties at either of the fires. Viridor ...

Suez is making alterations to its network of transfer stations across Cornwall ahead of changes to the county’s collection services coming into force next year.  Under the unitary authority’s £273 million contract with Biffa...

Danish power facility specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) announced the sale of its energy from waste (EfW) plant construction arm to a newly established company on 12 April. Scandinavian Energy ...

Sunderland city council has begun the search for a contractor to manage and operate its new household waste recycling centre (HWRC). The £4 million HWRC, which was granted planning permission in October 2020, is to be built on ...

A “first of its kind” recycling programme for coffee pods goes live today, and includes kerbside collections from two local authorities. The scheme, called Podback, was formed in November by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK...

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has bought an A900 Rocket Composter from food waste equipment manufacturer Tidy Planet to process its on-site food and garden waste. For use at 

Two waste management companies have underlined their commitment to corporate social responsibility with separate announcements of support for the fight against modern slavery and for sustainability. Biffa announced today (14 April...

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