News Wednesday 21 February 2018
20 February 2018

Arc21 energy from waste project awaits court ruling

Civil servants are in "disarray" over the extent of their powers in the absence of devolved ministers at Stormont, Northern Ireland's High Court has been told. Lawyers for a group opposed to a planned £240m waste incinerator in Co Antrim claimed officials have been inconsistent about their authority to take decisions on high-...

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20 February 2018

Ealing council covered by recycling information app


London borough of Ealing council is urging residents to download an app created by a software company so they can see a range of information on recycling services in the area.  The app is called @home and is also available in...

20 February 2018

Every Can Counts supports women’s cycling team for 2018


‘Every Can Counts’, is to support the UK-based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team for the duration of the 2018 season. This is the second consecutive year that the Every Can Counts programme – managed by the ...

20 February 2018

Irish Waste Services wins Lisburn & Castlereagh HWRC work


Lisburn & Castlereagh city council in Northern Ireland has awarded a contract to Irish Waste Services of Carryduff for the collection, processing and treatment of waste from its three household recycling centres.  This ...

19 February 2018

ESA highlights ‘variation’ in health and safety standards


There is “considerable variation” in health and safety performance within the waste management industry and local authorities, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has warned. And, Stephen Freeland, policy advisor at ...

19 February 2018

Calls grow for kerbside plant pot collection


Plastic container manufacturer Aeroplas has launched a polypropylene plant pot range which it says is suitable for recycling collections from households. The ‘Eco Pot’ range was created in order to “move forward” the ...

Northampton 19 February 2018

Northampton to commingle under 10-year Veolia deal


Northampton borough council is to switch from kerbside sort recycling collections to a commingled service from June 2018, following the award of a 10-year contract to Veolia. The Conservative-controlled authority has approved the ...

19 February 2018

Geminor partners with Lowmac on RDF deal


Norwegian-owned secondary fuels specialist, Geminor, is working in partnership with Lowmac Alloys Ltd in Ayrshire to export 25,000 tonnes of baled refuse derived fuel (RDF) to Norway. The agreement, which commences this month, ...

16 February 2018

Ecover launches 100% recycled PET plastic bottles


Belgian-owned Ecover has launched a washing up liquid bottle made of 100% recycled PET plastic bottles sourced from across Europe. The launch is part of Ecover’s pledge to use only 100% recycled plastic in all of its bottles by ...

IFAT 16 February 2018

IFAT show attracts UK interest


More than 3,100 exhibitors from over 50 countries will feature at the IFAT 2018 conference and trade fair for environmental technologies, which this year is being held in Munich.  IFAT 2018 will take place from May 14 to 18 at ...

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