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24 January 2020

Norfolk to reduce waste sent to Great Blakenham

Norfolk county council has come to an agreement with Suffolk county council which will allow for some of its residual waste to continue to be treated as part of the latter’s waste contract with Suez. While the current arrangement, which runs to 2021, sees 40,000 tonnes per year sent to Suez’s Great Blakenham plant, the ...

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Supermarket chain Tesco has today announced that it is to stop selling plastic-wrapped multipacks and allow consumers instead to have multibuy deals on tinned food from 2 March. And, the supermarket chain said trials it had ...

North Ayrshire council has granted waste management company Doveryard Ltd permission to build a 180,000 tonnes per annum capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Irvine. The plant, sited at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate, ...

Total food waste levels fell by 480,000 tonnes between 2015 and 2018 – a 7% reduction per person – according to a report published today (24 January) by sustainability charity WRAP. The data has been released as part of an...

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has published a price list of what a “legitimate” waste carrier would charge in parts of Wales, warning that anything below this should be treated with caution. This comes as the regulatory body ...

A woman from Kent whose family ran an illegal waste storage and processing business at their farm near Faversham has been jailed for 30 weeks. An Environment Agency statement explained that Lucy Mete, 26, was sentenced at ...

There needs to be "universal separate food waste collection" to deliver the government’s net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, according to a report published today, 23 January, by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

East Northamptonshire council says it has gathered approximately 13 tonnes of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) since a weekly kerbside collection was launched last month. On 09 December, the council announced...

The impact of the EU’s Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive could be diminished by potential ‘loopholes’, a report from consultancy Eunomia has warned. The Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive passed into EU law in June 2019 ...

Portsmouth city council has today (January 22) announced plans to ‘prioritise’ the recycling of food waste over plastics in the wake of 42 containers of plastic waste being returned to the UK by Malaysia. On Monday (20 January...

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