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26 February 2021

Prices and PFI boost Veolia results

Veolia yesterday (25 February) published its results for 2020, which chairman and CEO Antoine Frerot hailed as “very strong”, as well as proving Veolia’s “resilience” and “exceptional rebound” in confronting the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the company had “wiped out” the consequences of the pandemic in less...

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Bradford metropolitan district council has reported a 15% rise in contamination levels in some areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. And to tackle the issue, the council will send out wardens and recycling officers to high ...

FCC Group revealed today (26 February) that the sale of a 49% share in its UK energy from waste (EfW) portfolio to investment group Icon Infrastructure was worth £198 million.  The Spanish conglomerate agreed the sale last July...

VIDEO REPORT: The government is to consider requiring online retailers and marketplaces to collect old electronics from consumers to ensure their obligations are the same as those of physical retailers. Published today (26 ...

Fly-tipping statistics published by Defra this week highlight that it is a “low-risk and high reward crime", according to the Environmental Services Association (ESA). And, Keep Britain Tidy has called on the government to make...

Southport skip hire and recycling company, Johnsons Scrap Metal limited, has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000, after an employee sustained “serious injuries” to his arm, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ...

Recycling minister Rebecca Pow has said Defra continues to “liaise closely” with the Scottish government on the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). At the Foodservice Packaging ...

Councils are seeing increased disruption to waste and recycling collections, the latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has found.  Published yesterday (24 February...

Global packaging and paper group Mondi today announced its results alongside reports in the financial press that it was interested in acquiring DS Smith. News service Bloomberg reported that Mondi had been “speaking with ...

Biffa plc announced today (25 February) that it has acquired the UK’s “largest redistributor of surplus food”, the Company Shop Limited, for an upfront cost of £82.5 million. Biffa says the move marks a “significant ...

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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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