News Monday 19 March 2018
16 March 2018

WasteCare calls for higher WEEE target

WasteCare Group has called on Defra to increase the 2018 WEEE collection targets in order to “drive WEEE into the formal collection system”. The company, which operates the WeeeCare producer compliance scheme as well as an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Normanton. In a statement, the company said ...

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16 March 2018

GMWDA’s John Bland to retire


John Bland, treasurer and deputy clerk for the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is retiring on 31 March, after more than 30 years in the waste management sector. Mr Bland has worked with the GMWDA – one of the...

16 March 2018

Liverpool charity gets WEEE reuse funding boost


A charity from Liverpool has received funding to increase the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the city. CREATE UK has been awarded the funding – totalling £25,000 – from the WEEE Local Project ...

15 March 2018

WEEE processors critical of proposed 2018 targets


WEEE plant operators have criticised the proposed targets for the collection of Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2018 and have called for higher target levels to be introduced. The AATF Forum, which ...

15 March 2018

Suspended sentence for illegal ELV-site operator


The owner of an Exeter scrapyard has been given a suspended prison sentence for operating a vehicle dismantling business, and claiming the end of Life (ELV) vehicles were for resale. Max Newbery ran the scrapyard, located at ...

15 March 2018

Equipment news round-up (15/03/2018)


With news on: Parry & Evans opts for Liebherr; waste company invests in Terex crusher; repeat customer for Riverside; Doppstady improves universal shredder; and, ZenRobotics delivers robots to sorting centre.

15 March 2018

Ealing looks to bring waste collection contract in-house


Ealing council is looking to end its collections contract with current provider Amey, and consider an option to bring the service in-house. If agreed by the council’s cabinet next week, the authority will give notice to end the ...

14 March 2018

MPs criticise sale of Green Investment Bank


MPs have criticised the government for selling the Green Investment Bank to a private investment bank, claiming that the body had “failed to live up to its original ambitions”. In a report published today, the Public Accounts ...

14 March 2018

Waste industry seeking to work with Treasury on plastic tax


Focus on using taxes to reduce plastic waste from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been described as a ‘strong first step’, but waste experts have called for measures to encourage greater recycling of the material. In his ...

14 March 2018

Veolia opens St Helens glass recycling facility


Veolia and Knauf Insulation, have officially opened a new ‘high-tech’ glass recycling facility in St Helens, which will reprocess glass fines to use in insulation. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass ...

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