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5 March 2021

Cab ventilation ‘key’ to reducing Covid transmission

A report commissioned by waste management company Veolia has found that keeping refuse collection vehicles ventilated is “key” to preventing the spread of Covid-19 among crews. Released yesterday (March 4), the study began in August 2020 in partnership with Veolia’s teams and vehicle manufacturers. Carried out by ...

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The Environment Secretary has called on businesses including those in the waste sector to adopt the government’s free Covid-19 workplace testing programme. George Eustice issued his appeal in a letter sent on 2 March to “the ...

The Treasury has said it has not found “compelling evidence” that scrapping the lower rate of fuel duty on red diesel from April 2022 will increase the cost of recycling. Some in the waste sector had warned the Treasury that the fuel cost...

Questions about whether England would have the capacity to treat a potential  influx of food waste once separate food waste collections become mandatory, were raised at the National Food Waste Conference yesterday (3 March). ...

Urbaser's commercial waste arm, Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS), has taken over the provision of trade waste collection services in Eden district in Cumbria as of 1 March. The contract is just one of several Urbaser ...

Coral Products announced yesterday (3 March) that it  completed the acquisition of Customised Packaging Limited (CPL) for £1.25 million. And, the plastic moulding specialist also announced that it completed the sale of Coral ...

England’s household waste recycling rate for the 2019/20 financial year has risen by 0.4% to 45.5%, data published by Defra today (3 March) has shown. The figures also show that Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire was...

Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire was officially the best local authority at recycling in 2019/20, figures published by Defra today (3 March) confirmed. The council’s household waste recycling rate rose from 63% in ...

Biffa said in a trading update this morning (3 March) that its performance has “continued to be ahead of its expectations”, with the impact of the third lockdown on earnings less severe than originally anticipated. The update ...

Targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed for the fourth consecutive year, data published by the Environment Agency on 1 March confirmed. Data covering the final quarter of 2020 ...

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Opinion: ‘Councils are unsung heroes in reducing food waste’

With Food Waste Action Week beginning on 1 March, Sarah Clayton, head of citizen behaviour at WRAP, examines what the resources charity wants to achieve with ... read more

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In this blog, Toby Warren, Human Resources Director at Cory Riverside Energy reflects on the impacts of the pandemic and how the company and its employees have reacted.

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Waste Management

We need a firm commitment by government that recognises the true value of nature says, Neil Grundon, Deputy Chairman of Grundon Waste Management

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Waste Producers

In this blog, Jeff Rhodes, Head of Environment and External Affairs at Biffa, explores crucial issues around making sure the UK’s waste is managed sustainably. 

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