News Sunday 22 April 2018
20 April 2018

Welsh regulator in warning to waste firms

Welsh environmental regulator, Natural Resources Wales, is “strongly advising” waste companies to comply with the rules. The warning comes after the directors of a waste company in North Wales were ordered to pay a total of £292,000 as compensation for running a waste operation illegally. Patricia Gaffey, Joseph ...

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20 April 2018

Further Chinese import restrictions announced

 

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that China will ban imports of 32 types of solid waste by the end of 2019, including waste plastics from industrial sources. Further specialised material restrictions ...

20 April 2018

DHL secures Masters of Waste 2018 trophy

 

DHL won the Masters of Waste Tournament on Wednesday (April 18) for the second time, racking up a tournament-record score of 109. The team, consisting of Ashley Smart, Simon Potter, Chris Adam and Chris Brown , came three ...

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Viridor fined over moving vehicle fatality

 

Viridor has been fined £237,500 after being found guilty of health and safety failings during a trial at Plymouth Crown Court. The waste management company was the operator of an 18 tonne Telehoist skiploader vehicle that killed ...

20 April 2018

Associations call for ‘frictionless’ waste trade post-Brexit

 

The organisations representing both the British and Dutch waste management industries have called for continued trade in waste for recycling and recovery post-Brexit. In a joint statement, Jacob Hayler, executive director of the ...

19 April 2018

Environmental Protection Act to be introduced

 

Environment secretary Michael Gove was questioned by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) yesterday, as part of its ‘short inquiry’ into the government’s 25-year Environment Plan. Michael Gove stated that he aimed to ...

19 April 2018

Creagh says sector ‘wildly behind’ in communications

 

Labour’s former shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh has called on local authorities and industry to make better use of public communications budgets to ensure residents know what can be recycled. In particular she urged ...

19 April 2018

Ward Recycling opens deep sea export dock

 

Derbyshire-based Ward Recycling has opened a dedicated deep sea export dock facility at Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham. Ward Recycling, which is involved in metal recycling and waste management, said the deep-sea ...

19 April 2018

British Glass promotes glass recycling to schools

 

Glass sector trade association, British Glass and its member companies have teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to teach school children about glass recycling. The education programme aims to help children become ‘...

18 April 2018

Waste sector backs Costa’s coffee cup recycling plan

 

Coffee cup recycling took a step forward today with Costa Coffee, part of Whitbread, committing itself to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market. In a form of self-imposed producer responsibility, the company ...

 
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