Defra has today (September 24) highlighted the importance of returning recycled materials such as compost and digestate to land with the publication of a new strategy aiming to improve the quality of soil in England. But...

By Amy North Newsprint manufacturer UPM has taken action to improve the quality of the output from its materials recycling facility at Shotton in North Wales after identifying contamination rates of up to ...

Gev Eduljee, director of external affairs at SITA UK, on the difficulties within the recyclables market and what can be done to overcome themThe recycling industry has taken a battering this past year. Falling volumes ...

A Buckinghamshire company has been fined 20,000 for illegally shipping waste plastic to India during 2003. Kingswood-based Materials Recovery Ltd was also told to pay 5,800 in costs in a case involving the export of material from ...

Greater regulation to drive recycling and new tax incentives for producers to use recycled materials were among the policies advocated at a high-level forum at IFAT 2018, Europe’s largest trade show for the sector. A three-hour ...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft ‘National Recycling Strategy’ for public comment. Issued by the EPA for comment until  4 December 2020, the aim is for it to be finalised in early ...

4 April 2013

News in Brief

Landfill tax research rings alarm bells for SMEs Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are forecast to throw away nearly 463 million in landfill tax this year by failing to recycle, according to new research from waste management ...

Jeff Cooper, president of the International Solid Waste Association, outlines international efforts to drive resource efficiency following a recent meeting in Paris. There are several cities which host international organisations...