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18 October 2019

Brexit deal brings port congestion optimism

There is optimism in the waste and resources sector that the latest Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union will ease concerns surrounding congestion at ports if it is approved on Saturday (19 October).   With no-deal Brexit preparations ramping up in recent months, there has been concern that exporters of ...

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Defra has launched a consultation on options for this year’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee. As in 2018, proposals for the fee have been put forward by the compliance scheme Valpak and the Joint ...

Statistics released by the trade body European Aluminium this week have shown that the UK recorded a 4 percentage point jump in aluminium recycling rates in 2017. However, the 72% recorded by the UK is still below the European ...

With news on; environment director selected for Newham council; Restore Datashred announce new managing director; WRAP appoints three new trustees; Berry bpi gains business development manager; new chair of Natural Resources Wales appointed

Suffolk county council is set to invest £7.5 million in one of its materials recycling facilities (MRFs) to reduce the costs of processing waste. The Great Blakenham MRF is operated by Viridor and handles all of Suffolk’s ...

Jacqueline O'Donovan, managing director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal raises awareness for the need to be vigilant for acts of modern day slavery in SMEs as Anti-Slavery Day is marked on the 18th October.

European textile recyclers have expressed concerns over pricing pressures brought on by increasing quantities of low grade material, and discussed the European Union's plans for more kerbside collections of textiles. Josh Doherty ...

Plans for an energy-recovery facility (EfW) in Corby have received the green light from Northamptonshire county council after the developers opted to steer away from gasification technology. Corby Limited, which owns the ...

Kerbside Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections are expanding across London as local authorities in Bromley and Waltham Forest begin new waste collection contracts. The new kerbside services are intended ...

Brian Gist, head of TOMRA Sorting UK, explains that councils should be trying to 'keep recycling simple' by maintaining dry commingled collections, as modern Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) can isolate high quality recyclates from completely...

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Need for vigilance in fight against modern slavery

Jacqueline O'Donovan, managing director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal raises awareness for the need to be vigilant for acts of modern day slavery in SMEs as ... read more

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Local authority

It’s time to stop comparing apples with pears when it comes to waste collection technology, says Emmett Reidy, Business Development Director at Bigbelly.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, calls for a co-ordinated approach to new ideas.

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Waste Producers

In this latest blog, Biffa takes a consumer-style look into its ‘Super’ MRF in Edmonton and explains more about the role of the Materials Recycling Facility , how it operates and why it plays a vital role in Biffa’s and the UK’s recycling infrastructure.

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