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6 December 2019

Sweden confirms EfW tax from April 2020

The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on “waste that is burnt”, which will include refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK.   The tax was passed by the Swedish government on Wednesday, December 04, and will become effective from 1 April 2020. Under the confirmed ...

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East Northamptonshire council has announced that it will roll out a weekly kerbside collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) following a successful trial. From Monday, 09 December, the approximate 90,000 ...

With news on: Wilrose Environmental hires fleet with bin weighing technology; Leafield Environmental launches bin range for on-street recycling; S Norton & Co purchases rail cutter; integrated dashcam launched by Quartix and Fleet Focus, and...

OPINION: Dr Adam Read, external affairs director at Suez, discusses the difficulties local authorities face in procuring in uncertain times, following on from a webinar held on the matter last month.

Andusia has signed a contract to supply a plant in Denmark with 15,000 tonnes per year of ‘plastic reduced’ refuse derived fuel (RDF), one of two deals the company announced this week. The plastics reduced RDF contract ...

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has issued a stark warning over the “extremely difficult market situation” the waste paper sector is facing. And, it reasoned that for the high levels of ambition for ...

Paper company DS Smith has posted a 27% fall in operating profit in Northern Europe in its half year results, despite recording increased profits for the group amid a “challenging and uncertain” environment. The results posted...

An online consultation launched in August on the European Commission’s current end-of-life vehicle (ELV) legislation drew 127 contributions from the industry. Each will now be considered as the Commission seeks to improve its ...

UK bottled water firm Belu has announced today that it is moving all of its bottles to 100% PET recycled plastic, as it has the “lowest carbon footprint” when compared with alternatives. Belu describes itself as a “social ...

Waste arisings in Greater Manchester rose slightly in the two months after Suez UK took over the waste services on June 1. But, this was offset by an increase in recycling and landfill diversion rates, which rose to almost 48...

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Procuring during times of uncertainty

OPINION: Dr Adam Read, external affairs director at Suez, discusses the difficulties local authorities face in procuring in uncertain times, following on from a webinar ... read more

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