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25 September 2020

Reading rolls out food waste service

Reading borough council has announced plans to roll out a weekly food waste collection service from February 2021. As part of the scheme, the council will provide houses and flats with 5 litre indoor kitchen food caddies and 23 litre outdoor food bins, which will be emptied weekly. Reading explained that the majority of ...

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Food and garden recycling business Keenan Recycling has invested almost £4.5 million in 39 new food waste collection vehicles, to be rolled out across its operations in England. The Macpac trucks, each said to be worth around £...

OPINION: Helen Murphy, Sustainability Manager at Cory Riverside Energy, describes the company's involvement with, and support for, Recycle Week. At Cory Riverside Energy, we are fully aligned ...

North Somerset council’s waste services are to be taken in-house after it reached an agreement with Biffa to terminate a £50 million contract around four years early. The move follows a decision taken by councillors at a ...

The Welsh government is spearheading a new campaign - fronted by Welsh chef and celebrity Matthew Pritchard - in a bid to get people to recycle more and help Wales become a world leader. Launched during this year's Recycle Week, ...

OPINION: Olly Feaver, policy manager at Policy Connect, discusses how resources and waste have risen up the political agenda in the last year and the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on this. 

Lincolnshire county council is starting talks this week with one or more buyers of material under its plans for separate cardboard and paper collection services in the county. The council hopes that via district authorities it ...

Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) in the first seven months of the year have fallen by nearly 700,000 tonnes, compared to the same period in 2019. The significant fall over the period has been reported by environmental ...

The environment secretary George Eustice said today (23 September) any targets set under the Environment Bill framework would retain a “holistic ethos” between policy areas. The government is to set legally binding targets ...

The recycling minister Rebecca Pow has said while there is “much to do” to increase public trust in the recycling system, she is confident the waste reforms being introduced by government will address this.  

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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 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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