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28 March 2020

WISH issues waste and COVID-19 advisory document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday 27 March 2020, is expected to become a key document for the waste management sector and local ...

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Councils across the country have issued warnings to residents about the dangers of burning waste following a spate of incidents. This comes as some residents have been reportedly setting fire to rubbish, particularly green waste, ...

Textile recyclers have told letsrecycle.com that segments of the industry have come to a

Highlands council has awarded Suez an extension to its contract to treat more than 16,00 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling, in a deal which could be worth more than £5.5 million.  First awarded in ...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a bulletin of the latest information and guidance pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic which will be of relevance to the waste and recycling sector. The bulletin from the HSE ...

The work of the committee scrutinising the environment bill has been 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have been postponed until November. 

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called on the government to keep open household waste and recycling centres which take in waste wood to safeguard the supply of material for industry.  A number of ...

The chief executive of the Recycling Association has called on Defra to ensure recycling collections from households are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Simon Ellin made his plea yesterday (26 March) in a letter ...

Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has this week called for the landfill tax to be deferred or reduced to improve cash flow among waste businesses and help reduce ...

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Can the environmental sector battle COVID19?

UNTHA UK’s managing director Marcus Brew considers what the CoronaVirus outbreak could mean for the environmental sector moving forward... OPINION: It has – without a ... read more

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Local authority

In this latest blog, Steve Eminton ponders over what might actually happen in 2020 in terms of recycling and waste policy developments.

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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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