News Saturday 19 October 2019
18 October 2019

Brexit deal brings port congestion optimism

There is optimism in the waste and resources sector that the latest Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union will ease concerns surrounding congestion at ports if it is approved on Saturday (19 October).   With no-deal Brexit preparations ramping up in recent months, there has been concern that exporters of ...

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18 October 2019

Need for vigilance in fight against modern slavery


Jacqueline O'Donovan, managing director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal raises awareness for the need to be vigilant for acts of modern day slavery in SMEs as Anti-Slavery Day is marked on the 18th October.

18 October 2019

People news round-up (17/10/19)


With news on; environment director selected for Newham council; Restore Datashred announce new managing director; WRAP appoints three new trustees; Berry bpi gains business development manager; new chair of Natural Resources Wales appointed

18 October 2019

UK behind Europe in can recycling, figures show


Statistics released by the trade body European Aluminium this week have shown that the UK recorded a 4 percentage point jump in aluminium recycling rates in 2017. However, the 72% recorded by the UK is still below the European ...

18 October 2019

WEEE compliance fee consultation begins


Defra has launched a consultation on options for this year’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee. As in 2018, proposals for the fee have been put forward by the compliance scheme Valpak and the Joint ...

17 October 2019

‘Clapped out’ Suffolk MRF to get £7.5m investment


Suffolk county council is set to invest £7.5 million in one of its materials recycling facilities (MRFs) to reduce the costs of processing waste. The Great Blakenham MRF is operated by Viridor and handles all of Suffolk’s ...

17 October 2019

Kerbside collections ‘add to textiles pressure’


European textile recyclers have expressed concerns over pricing pressures brought on by increasing quantities of low grade material, and discussed the European Union's plans for more kerbside collections of textiles. Josh Doherty ...

17 October 2019

Green light for revised Corby EfW plant


Plans for an energy-recovery facility (EfW) in Corby have received the green light from Northamptonshire county council after the developers opted to steer away from gasification technology. Corby Limited, which owns the ...

16 October 2019

Kerbside WEEE collections expand in London


Kerbside Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections are expanding across London as local authorities in Bromley and Waltham Forest begin new waste collection contracts. The new kerbside services are intended ...

16 October 2019

‘Keep recycling simple’ urges TOMRA


Brian Gist, head of TOMRA Sorting UK, explains that councils should be trying to 'keep recycling simple' by maintaining dry commingled collections, as modern Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) can isolate high quality recyclates from completely...

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