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18 February 2020

Saica to build £50 million West Lothian plant

The Saica Group has announced its intention to establish a £50 million purpose-built packaging production facility in Livingstone, West Lothian. Within its packaging division Saica Pack, the move will see the de-commissioning of the company’s Edinburgh and Milngavie sites to one main plant in Livingstone. According to a ...

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Somerset is to reduce the frequency of black bin collection to once every three weeks to encourage residents to recycle more. The change has been made in anticipation of the county’s transition to Suez as its collections ...

Viridor’s Beddington energy from waste plant briefly exceeded limits on carbon monoxide emissions on twelve separate occasions between April and November 2019. Gas cylinders in the waste stream and changes in the waste ...

NWH Group has acquired Armstrong Waste Management Limited, the waste management division of industrial services contractor the Armstrong Group, for an undisclosed fee. The Scottish waste management firm says its acquisition of the...

A kerbside collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles and batteries will be rolled out in Waltham Forest next month. Effective from 2 March the changes will see more than 75% of households have a new ...

On-demand waste clearance company Clearabee has acquired Derbyshire-based skip hire services firm SKIPBAG for an undisclosed fee. Launched in 1999 by brothers Lance and Jim Chapman, SKIPBAG claims to have been one of the first ...

Keenan Recycling has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with Suez to treat Aberdeen’s household garden and food waste. Suez has been in partnership with the Aberdeen-based organic waste recycling company since 2002...

Viridor has agreed a deal with consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the five year supply of post-consumer recycled plastic. While the exact tonnage of the deal was deemed commercially sensitive by Viridor...

Reuse charities and social enterprises prevented 125,000 tonnes of household furniture and electrical items from going to landfill in 2019, up 4% on the previous year. The numbers come from the Reuse Network in its 2019 Impact ...

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