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28 May 2020

Shareholders approve Viridor sale

The £4.2 billion sale of Viridor to Planets UK Bidco Limited has moved a step closer after Pennon Group shareholders approved the deal at a general meeting this morning (28 May).  The deal remains on track to be completed in “...

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Bywaters has won a contract worth nearly £8 million to provide materials recycling facility (MRF) services for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The contract, for which Bywaters were the only bidders, will see the waste ...

The tonnage of residual waste processed at energy from waste (EfW) plants in the UK increased by 9.9% from 2018 to 2019, according to a report released by consultancy firm Tolvik. In its annual report on EfW statistics from the UK...

The need to get plastics waste out of the green waste stream from households is a “big messaging agenda”, Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association, has emphasised in an exclusive video interview with ...

The number of local authorities reporting their recycling collections to be operating as normal has risen for the third consecutive week, with 81% of councils now running a normal service. The findings come as a result of the ...

The Environment Agency has extended the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) which allows wood recyclers to continue current methods for handling wood which could potentially be hazardous. In an announcement this morning, 27 May, ...

The Mayor of London says he is to push for a judicial review into the decision to grant Cory Riverside Energy permission to build a ...

A founding member of the waste sector’s trade association, Colin Drinkwater died on 19 May 2020 at the age of 88. Tributes have been paid across the industry including (below) from Richard Biffa and Barry Dennis.

With less than a year to go until Letsrecycle Live 2021, the UK’s exhibition and conference event for the waste, recycling and sustainability sector has unveiled extra show themes and expansion into a third hall. To ...

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Retaining the appreciation for waste services

Councillor Paul Prescott, cabinet member for environmental services at Wigan Council, looks at the challenges the council's waste team has faced during the pandemic and ... 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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