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25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an important indicator for future delivery of a ‘greener’ approach to new projects and the 'greening' ...

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Farmers, agricultural businesses and waste companies are being urged by the Environment Agency to check their waste management processes or face enforcement action. The call comes from what the Agency describes as a “concerning ...

The value of Biffa’s new contract with Cornwall council to provide waste collection services from February 2021 has been revealed by the authority at £273,584,785 (excluding VAT). Biffa was announced as preferred bidder in ...

With less than a week to go until the Environment Bill Committee is due to report to parliament with its amendments to the bill, gives a breakdown of some of the amendments put forward and discussions which have taken...

A waste operator based in Conwy, Wales who advertised his services on Facebook has been given a suspended prison sentence, after admitting five waste offences at Caernarfon Magistrates Court. The Welsh regulator, Natural Resources...

With Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivering his Spending Review today, the waste and recycling sector will be listening out for any specific relevant measures. Spending generally, including for local authorities and other topics such ...

The scrap car recycling business, CarTakeBack, has celebrated its 15th anniversary. CarTakeBack was launched in 2005 and is a car scrappage company which allows vehicle manufacturers to fulfil their responsibilities under the ...

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed a “sustainable growth agreement”  with Nestlé UK and Ireland, which will focus on “developing circular economy opportunities in food production, food waste and packaging...

Lighting industry WEEE compliance scheme Recolight has formed a consortium with five others to research practical methods of recovering gallium when LED lamps are recycled. The consortium comprises of Recolight, HSSMI, S2S ...

With news on: Pronar shredder from Global Recycling Solutions; Machinex celebrates 50th anniversary; new lid from Storm; and Yotta partners with Panasonic. Pronar ...

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OPINION: Oxo-biodegradable plastic and bans

OPINION: Michael Stephen is a barrister, former MP, and director of Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc, a company which develops additives for biodegradable plastics. In this ... 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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Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says a post-Brexit world needs commitment to British businesses.

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In this blog, Biffa takes a look at biodiversity in light of the company’s Sustainability Strategy, launched earlier this year.

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