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25 January 2021

Environment Bill reaches report stage  

The Environment Bill will return to parliament tomorrow (26 January) as it reaches its report stage, which gives MPs the opportunity to consider further amendments on the floor of the House of Commons. The House of Commons Library has also published a briefing paper ahead of the sitting, which outlines the progress of the ...

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An employment judge has ruled that a decision by waste management company Renewi to dismiss a driver’s mate for gross misconduct, after failing a random drugs test, was unfair. The decision was handed down by Judge Housego on ...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has indicated there are no apparent connections between the working conditions at a waste site in Milton Keynes and the deaths of two RCV drivers who had tested positive for Covid-19. The ...

Enovert North has been issued a warning by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) following a fire at its site in Johnstown, Wrexham, last year. The fire broke out on 27 May 2020 at Hafod Quarry Landfill, which involved a “multi ...

Powys county council is considering a switch to collecting residual waste just once a month, partly to cut costs and partly because residents continue to recycle “well”. As part of the proposals, the council could also make ...

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says some of the data stolen by what it believes to be “international serious and organised cyber-crime groups” has been illegally published online. In an update given ...

Zero Waste Scotland and Wrap will partner on a national research project that will examine food waste levels during and after lockdown periods. The 18-month project is being lead by Leeds University and follows findings from ...

Coventry city council’s in-house materials recycling facility (MRF) will be “one of the first facilities in the world” to integrate artificial intelligence at the core of its system.   According to Machinex, named ...

The Environment Agency has extended the regulatory position statement (RPS) outlining when operators of municipal waste incinerators can accept Covid-19 waste to 31 July 2021. And, a

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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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