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7 May 2021

Defra issues consistency consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has this morning (7 May) released its delayed consultation on consistent collections in England. In the document, Defra confirms the proposal of free garden waste collections, a preference for more frequent than fortnightly collections in urban areas and weekly food...

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The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) is urging Defra to reinstate a full 12 week consultation period for its consultation on consistent collections, declaring the reduced timescale of eight weeks as “...

Biffa has turned “previously unused” land in East London into a ‘transport hub’, linking waste sites in the capital with the waste management company’s landfill sites in the north by rail. The Renwick Road site in ...

Compliance scheme operator Clarity Environmental has launched a quality standard for recycling, targeting packaging producers. Clarity’s Recycling Evidence Quality Standard (CREQS), announced yesterday (6 May), will carry ...

Defra has today (7 May) confirmed the single-use carrier bag charge will be increased from 5p to 10p, and extended to all businesses in England from 21 May. Since the charge was first brought about in 2015, Defra has reported ...

With local elections taking place today (6 May), it is believed an announcement on the delayed consultation on consistent collections could be due very soon. The consultation on consistency in recycling collections is one of three...

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that its executive director, Rick Hindley, has stepped down for another recycling post.  It is understood Mr Hindley will be joining the coffee pod recycling ...

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, wrote to the Environment Agency this week (4 May) expressing “grave concerns” about the “current situation” at the Walley’s Quarry landfill site near Newcastle-under-Lyme. Run by waste...

OPINION: Ben Brown MSc, Director of WRM explains why he considers Dry AD offers advantages and opportunities for the waste sector in the UK. Anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities are well established ...

Veolia’s UK revenues fell by 6.2% in the first quarter of 2021, when compared with the same period last year, despite global revenues growing by 4%. In a report published on 5 May, the waste giant said global revenues in Q1  of...

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Opinion: Dry AD ‘offers new opportunities’ for waste sector

OPINION: Ben Brown MSc, Director of WRM explains why he considers Dry AD offers advantages and opportunities for the waste sector in the UK. Anaerobic ... read more

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