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28 February 2020

Coronavirus waste disposal advice issued

In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, Public Health England has issued advice to the public on how to deal with potentially infectious waste. However, one clinical expert told that so far it was “business as usual”. Public Health England recommends all waste that has been in contact ...

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Resources charity WRAP is to launch a campaign next week called ‘Clear on Plastics’, partly in an attempt to justify the rationale for using plastics packaging. Explaining the new campaign, Peter Maddox, director of WRAP UK, ...

More domestic end markets for textiles need to be found through reuse or the UK risks facing a “mountain” of clothing being sent to incineration or landfill. That was the verdict of Sinead Murphy, business account manager at ...

English councils are to be surveyed about the different ways in which they manage waste data in the hope that local authorities could team together to procure a standardised waste data management system. The work is being ...

Viridor has today (27 February) announced a collaboration aimed at allowing Wales and the south west of England to give all plastic consumed in the area a “recycling solution”. At its ‘Rubbish to Resource’ event held today...

With news on: Plymouth’s worst fly-tipper jailed; MP visits FCC Environment’s Eastcroft plant; free bulky waste removal days held by Broxtowe; and, COSLA criticises Scottish budget.

Commingled recycling collections can lead to twice as much contamination when compared with separate streams, according to paper recycling specialists DS Smith. The company said today (27 February) that in the last year it ...

Jayplas has asserted its commitment to recycling in the UK in the wake of opening a "state-of-the-art" plastic film sorting facility near Birmingham. The £10 million plant is located at the plastic recycling company’s site at ...

The Environment Agency has insisted that clinical waste must be stored and handled in a building, under new healthcare waste management guidance due to be published shortly. The regulator said the measure, put out for consultation...

Veolia has unveiled plans to build an energy recovery facility plant in North Hampshire on the site of its existing materials recycling facility (MRF) in Alton. A planning submission is expected to be made for the ERF to Hampshire...

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Environment Bill – ‘We ain’t seen nothing yet’

Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at Ecosurety, looks at what the Environment Bill could mean for future waste legislation. OPINION: Finally, the Environment Bill looks ... read more

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Local authority

In this latest blog, Steve Eminton ponders over what might actually happen in 2020 in terms of recycling and waste policy developments.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, gives his view on who should lead the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November.

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Waste Producers

In this post, waste and recycling business Biffa give the company’s thoughts as to how online retailers can minimise their waste and opt for a closed loop approach.

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