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4 June 2020

Pennon posts ‘solid’ 2019/20 financial results

Pennon Group’s underlying profits before tax increased by 2.6% to nearly £288 million in 2019/20, its full year financial results show. However, Pennon’s profit after tax fell by more than £16 million in the same period to £206.3 million. It attributes this reduction in profits to a change in the legislated tax rate from ...

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The Environment Agency has granted a permit to the joint operators of the Rivenhall Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Essex, with a stack height of 35 metres.   This comes after a long-standing ...

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A webinar during the London Waste and Recycling Board-backed Circular Economy Week has discussed recycling trends among young people as part of a wider debate over London's recycling rates.     'Motivation, ...

International food and drink group Princes has again committed to obtaining all of its packaging recycling evidence from UK reprocessors while at the same time raising transparency concerns over evidence from overseas. A statement...

With news on the Environment Agency and the PRN system; Stora Enso's paper packaging for chocolates; A European plastics guide; and the Packflow reports to be updated.

A lack of structured rules around chores in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) in London leads to inconsistency and a large amount of contamination in recycling, research suggests. An ethnographic study conducted by WRAP, the ...

A partnership between route optimisation company Integrated Skills Ltd (ISL) and asset management company, Yotta, has been reached and aims to help councils map out fuel efficient routes for waste collections.  Explaining the ...

Defra says any member of staff working at a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) who develops symptoms of 

Statistics published by the Environment Agency for the first quarter of 2020 show the UK was on track to meet its targets for the recycling of portable batteries before the COVID-19 pandemic. But, concerns about the impact of the ...

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‘Do we want to return to business as usual’?

Emma Tilbrook, principal consultant at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, discusses what the future could look like for the waste and recycling industry after the ... 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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