News Wednesday 20 November 2019
19 November 2019

Greens look to circular economy in manifesto

A Sustainable Economy bill, which would contain binding targets for recycling and waste management, featured in the manifesto launched today (19 November) by the Green Party. The manifesto for the 12 December General Election was launched at the scenic London Wetland Centre by joint leaders Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry and ...

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19 November 2019

Recycling services offered for hair irons and corks

 

Two businesses have launched recycling services for products which are not traditionally recycled through regular collection services. Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has set up the haircare industry’s ‘first...

19 November 2019

Recyclers launch second farm plastics scheme

 

A second voluntary scheme for the collection of farm films in the UK has been announced by a group of plastic recyclers, just one month after another scheme was launched. This week (18 November) several UK-based collectors of farm...

19 November 2019

Swedish study ‘new tool to incentivise recycling’

 

A research project in Sweden has suggested that householders who know the weight of their neighbours’ domestic waste generate less themselves. And, the professor behind the findings has said this could work as a new tool for ...

18 November 2019

B&M secures ‘Shredding Carbon Neutral’ award

 

The confidential waste arm of B&M Waste Services has achieved the British Standards Industry’s specifications for carbon neutrality for the second year running. Having adopted a “comprehensive carbon management plan”, B&...

18 November 2019

Plans outlined for Health and Safety conference

 

Experts from across the waste industry, and one from the construction industry, have outlined their plans for the upcoming Health & Safety in the Waste & Recycling Sector Conference 2019. The morning session will be kicked...

18 November 2019

Leeds rolls out PTT and carton collections

 

Residents in Leeds will now be able to recycle pots, tubs and trays (PTT) and cartons via their kerbside collections. Leeds city council announced last week that it will expand the range of plastics it accepts – all ‘number 5...

15 November 2019

SWP and Suez praise tender process

 

Consultancy firm Eunomia has released a report looking at the recent procurement undertaken by the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), providing insight into what “made the tender a success”. The document – called ‘...

15 November 2019

‘RDF tax’ passes first stage of Dutch Parliament

 

Plans for a €31 per tonne charge on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for incineration in the Netherlands have passed through the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). However, the Dutch Waste Management ...

15 November 2019

Wigan ‘bucks trend’ by slashing fly-tipping

 

Wigan council says it has “bucked the national trend” by reducing the number of fly-tipping incidents reported compared to five years ago by more than a third. According to statistics published by Defra, the number of reported...