News Saturday 24 October 2020
23 October 2020

Q3 packaging data ‘reassuring’, specialists say

Provisional packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been welcomed by compliance specialists, who say targets now look very likely to be met.   Published this week, the data is based on “dynamic reports on the current live data held in National Packaging Waste Database” and is not necessarily the same as the ...

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23 October 2020

Environment Bill to address regulation and waste crime


A Defra official said yesterday (23 October) he hoped measures intended to tackle waste crime under the Environment Bill would gain royal assent by next summer. David Read is the joint head of waste regulation and crime at Defra. ...

23 October 2020

PackFlow finds recycling targets ‘achievable’


Packaging waste recycling and recovery targets for 2020 through to 2022 are “broadly achievable” according to updated PackFlow reports published this week. But, the reports caution that the targets will be "challenging ...

23 October 2020

Northern Ireland municipal waste sees 10% hit


Statistics released by the Northern Irish government have shown that the volume of municipal waste collected in the country fell by 10.8% between April and June 2020, compared with the same period last year. The provisional ...

23 October 2020

Warwick and Stratford propose joint waste contract


Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon district councils have proposed combining their waste collections under one contract serving 126,000 households.  The councils say their current contracts finish at roughly the same time, which...

22 October 2020

NLWA responds to energy from waste report


The North London Waste Authority has provided the following statement in response to the article published on 21 October 2020 titled: ‘

22 October 2020

Eco Sustainable awarded £12m organics contract


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council has awarded a 10-year contract worth £12 million to Eco Sustainable Solutions, for the treatment of the authority’s organic waste. The contract was previously held by Eco ...

22 October 2020

Zero Waste Scotland issues Covid-19 grants


Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government have allocated more than £820,000 in grants to waste management firms across the country to adapt in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 40 businesses, covering 105 ...

22 October 2020

ESA slams ‘notional’ EfW report


The Environmental Services Association has blasted the authors of a report looking at emissions from energy from waste (EfW) plants for producing an “entirely notional, yet emotive, outcome". The report, ‘Health Effects due to...

21 October 2020

EfW plants ‘cause deaths’ of 15 Londoners per year


Fifteen deaths of London residents per year are attributable to emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from the capital’s five energy from waste (EfW) facilities, a report claims. The study, ‘Health Effects due to...

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