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27 November 2020

Veolia’s Graveson named ESA chair

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has announced that Gavin Graveson, executive vice president for Veolia UK and Ireland, will be its new chairman. Mr Graveson will be taking over from previous chairman, Phil Piddington, for the next two years. The handover took place at the Association's  annual general meeting ...

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The Environment Agency’s senior advisor for site-based regulation, Howard Leberman, has moved to clarify aspects of recently published proposed guidance for permitted facilities taking non-hazardous and inert waste. Speaking at ...

The Welsh government has announced a “record high” recycling rate of 65.14% for  2019/20, exceeding its 64% statutory target set in its ‘Towards Zero Waste’ strategy. The statistics published yesterday (26 November) ...

Environmental Services Association chairman, Phil Piddington of Viridor, has today (27 November) pledged the association’s members will lead the way in de-carbonising the waste sector. And the association has also given more details of its ...

The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) recorded a 0.6% drop in its recycling rate in 2019/20, according to a report which went before the authority last week (20 November). However, the authority explained that actual...

Amazon has said it is “committed to minimising waste and helping customers to reuse, repair, and recycle” after a report by MPs accused it of “dodging” its environmental responsibilities. Earlier today, the Environmental ...

With news on: Powerday raises over £10,000 for Children in Need; Monks announces ‘UK first’ machine for hire; Tubex announces tree shelter ...

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling on the government to take action on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), after it found the UK is “lagging behind” other nations in ...

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an ...

The value of Biffa’s new contract with Cornwall council to provide waste collection services from February 2021 has been revealed by the authority at £273,584,785 (excluding VAT). Biffa was announced as preferred bidder in ...

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OPINION: Oxo-biodegradable plastic and bans

OPINION: Michael Stephen is a barrister, former MP, and director of Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc, a company which develops additives for biodegradable plastics. In this ... read more

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In this blog, Toby Warren, Human Resources Director at Cory Riverside Energy reflects on the impacts of the pandemic and how the company and its employees have reacted.

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Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says a post-Brexit world needs commitment to British businesses.

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In this blog, Biffa takes a look at biodiversity in light of the company’s Sustainability Strategy, launched earlier this year.

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