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23 October 2020

Q3 packaging data ‘reassuring’, specialists say

Provisional packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been welcomed by compliance specialists, who say targets now look very likely to be met.   Published this week, the data is based on “dynamic reports on the current live data held in National Packaging Waste Database” and is not necessarily the same as the ...

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Packaging waste recycling and recovery targets for 2020 through to 2022 are “broadly achievable” according to updated PackFlow reports published this week. But, the reports caution that the targets will be "challenging ...

Statistics released by the Northern Irish government have shown that the volume of municipal waste collected in the country fell by 10.8% between April and June 2020, compared with the same period last year. The provisional ...

Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon district councils have proposed combining their waste collections under one contract serving 126,000 households.  The councils say their current contracts finish at roughly the same time, which...

A Defra official said yesterday (23 October) he hoped measures intended to tackle waste crime under the Environment Bill would gain royal assent by next summer. David Read is the joint head of waste regulation and crime at Defra. ...

The North London Waste Authority has provided the following statement in response to the article published on 21 October 2020 titled: ‘

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council has awarded a 10-year contract worth £12 million to Eco Sustainable Solutions, for the treatment of the authority’s organic waste. The contract was previously held by Eco ...

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government have allocated more than £820,000 in grants to waste management firms across the country to adapt in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 40 businesses, covering 105 ...

The Environmental Services Association has blasted the authors of a report looking at emissions from energy from waste (EfW) plants for producing an “entirely notional, yet emotive, outcome". The report, ‘Health Effects due to...

Fifteen deaths of London residents per year are attributable to emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from the capital’s five energy from waste (EfW) facilities, a report claims. The study, ‘Health Effects due to...

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‘Europe has to seize momentum to hit targets’

OPINION: Otto de Bont, chief executive of Renewi, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has put Europe's recycling targets at risk.  Europe, a leading force in ... 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, Roger Wright of Biffa responds to the question about how the Circular Economy for packaging looks in a post-Covid world.

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