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6 July 2020

WISH says waste sector nearing a ‘new normal’

The seventh edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s guidance document for managing coronavirus risks in the sector has just been published. It comes as the organisation says that the waste sector is now reaching a “new normal”. The guidance comments that most waste management services ...

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Biffa has lost an appeal case over its conviction for transporting waste material for recovery, contrary to the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations. The ruling was announced on Friday 3 July 2020, and sees the waste ...

The UK generated the second most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per capita in the world in 2019, behind only Norway, according to a report published by a global e-waste grouping. The Global E-waste Monitor report...

Investment in infrastructure is required to deliver a circular economy in Scotland, the country’s minister for trade, investment and innovation said on 1 July. Ivan McKee MSP was speaking at an online launch event for Viridor’...

Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has announced the appointment of three national chairs for England, Wales and Scotland.  The announcement comes on what the trade association is dubbing ‘Independents Day...

Waste management company TerraCycle has partnered with O2 to introduce a recycling solution for personal protective equipment (PPE). TerraCycle, which specialises in hard-to-recycle waste, will be distributing  ‘Zero Waste ...

With news on; Susie Burrage to continue as BMRA president; Ecosurety appoints new head of operations; ESE World appoints managing director; Bolton Bros employs third generation into business. 

The European Commission has issued a notice to stakeholders warning that Northern Ireland will be treated as an EU member

The number of fatal injuries recorded in the waste and recycling sector has fallen for the third consecutive year, but the average per 100,000 employees remains around 18 times higher than the all industry rate. ...

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Looking ahead to our post-pandemic environment

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on consumer awareness to waste and recycling, writes Tim Gent, director of UK glass recycling company Recresco. ... read more

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Local authority

The recycling and waste sector has worked well to keep services up to households but also needs to plan ahead and use the benefits of positive publicity, says Steve Eminton, editor of

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Waste Management

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority but it’s also important to look to the future.

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Waste Producers

In this post, waste and recycling business Biffa give the company’s thoughts as to how online retailers can minimise their waste and opt for a closed loop approach.

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