News Saturday 14 December 2019
13 December 2019

Villiers remains but defeats for Goldsmith and Creagh

The environment secretary Theresa Villiers retained her Chipping Barnet seat in North London last night, but her Defra ministerial colleague Zac Goldsmith was defeated. And, on the Labour side, waste specialist Mary Creagh lost her Wakefield seat to the Conservatives.    The Chipping Barnet seat was expected to be tight but Ms...

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13 December 2019

Resource Association votes to dissolve

 

Members of the Resource Association voted unanimously to dissolve the association at an Extraordinary General Meeting held this week (10 December). And, the chief executive of the body Ray Georgeson was presented by members with ...

13 December 2019

Sackers donates £20,000 found in safe

 

Ipswich-based scrap metal recyclers Sackers has announced that it will donate the £20,000 found in a safe at its yard to charity. The money in the safe was found in June and handed into the police but as nobody came forward ...

13 December 2019

General election 2019 – live reaction

 

The Conservative Party secured its highest majority since 1987 last night with just one seat left to declare. Winning 364 seats, the party now has a commons majority of 78, and all eyes in the waste and recycling sector will now ...

13 December 2019

Uncertainty surrounds future shape of DTS

 

The UK’s current WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS) comes to an end on 31 December and a revised proposal for January and beyond has yet to be approved by the government. The scheme, which enables retailers to cover their ...

13 December 2019

Shadow waste and recycling minister loses seat

 

On a torrid night for Labour, Sandy Martin, who had been the party’s shadow waste and recycling minister, lost his seat in Ipswich. Labour now looks set to reshape its waste and environment team in the wake of a series of ...

12 December 2019

EU outlines waste sector role in carbon reduction

 

The significance of the waste sector in efforts to reduce carbon emissions was highlighted in the European Green Deal, which was released by the European Commission yesterday (December 11). The deal includes pledges to re-visit ...

12 December 2019

People news round-up (12/12/19)

 

With news on: Andrew Perkins joins Clearpoint; duo strengthen Valpak team; and safety officer for J&B Recycling Perkins joins Clearpoint Recycling ...

12 December 2019

News in Brief (12/12/19)

 

With news on: Valpak launches ‘zero carbon’ battery scheme; Andusia in Management Buy-In; Stora Enso invests in pilot bio-based facility; Asda removes 700 tonnes of plastic from its packaging

12 December 2019

Viridor invests £4.5 million in Dimmer leachate system

 

Viridor has invested £4.5 million in a leachate extraction system at its Dimmer Landfill site in Somerset. The waste management company said the initiative would help to avoid approximately 2,000 articulated tanker movements to ...