News Thursday 28 May 2020
28 May 2020

Shareholders approve Viridor sale

The £4.2 billion sale of Viridor to Planets UK Bidco Limited has moved a step closer after Pennon Group shareholders approved the deal at a general meeting this morning (28 May).  The deal remains on track to be completed in “...

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28 May 2020

Bywaters wins Tower Hamlets MRF contract

 

Bywaters has won a contract worth nearly £8 million to provide materials recycling facility (MRF) services for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The contract, for which Bywaters were the only bidders, will see the waste ...

28 May 2020

Residual waste processed at EfW plants jumps 9.9%

 

The tonnage of residual waste processed at energy from waste (EfW) plants in the UK increased by 9.9% from 2018 to 2019, according to a report released by consultancy firm Tolvik. In its annual report on EfW statistics from the UK...

28 May 2020

Jacobs in organics call for green waste quality

 

The need to get plastics waste out of the green waste stream from households is a “big messaging agenda”, Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association, has emphasised in an exclusive video interview with ...

27 May 2020

Recycling returning to normal, survey shows

 

The number of local authorities reporting their recycling collections to be operating as normal has risen for the third consecutive week, with 81% of councils now running a normal service. The findings come as a result of the ...

27 May 2020

Agency extends ‘hazardous’ wood RPS

 

The Environment Agency has extended the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) which allows wood recyclers to continue current methods for handling wood which could potentially be hazardous. In an announcement this morning, 27 May, ...

27 May 2020

Mayor eyes judicial review for Cory EfW

 

The Mayor of London says he is to push for a judicial review into the decision to grant Cory Riverside Energy permission to build a ...

27 May 2020

Obituary: Colin Drinkwater

 

A founding member of the waste sector’s trade association, Colin Drinkwater died on 19 May 2020 at the age of 88. Tributes have been paid across the industry including (below) from Richard Biffa and Barry Dennis.

27 May 2020

Less than a year to ‘Letsrecycle Live’ 2021

 

With less than a year to go until Letsrecycle Live 2021, the UK’s exhibition and conference event for the waste, recycling and sustainability sector has unveiled extra show themes and expansion into a third hall. To ...

27 May 2020

Cheshire IVC facility operational

 

Biowise has confirmed that its new In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility with capacity to process up to 75,000 tonnes of organic waste per year is now operational. The facility was built as part of Biowise’s contract with Cheshire...