News Monday 21 October 2019
21 October 2019

Edmonton EfW ‘crucial’ for climate despite legal bid

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has hailed its plans for the replacement of an incinerator as “crucial to tackling the climate emergency” – despite facing a legal challenge from environmental campaigners. The NLWA claim that the carbon impact of two million Londoners could increase if the current incinerator at the...

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21 October 2019

Cheshire unions demand ‘fully in-house’ service

 

Cheshire trade unions are calling for waste services to be brought “fully in-house” at their local council and have criticised plans for a Local Authority Trading Organisation (LATO). Cheshire West and Chester council is ...

21 October 2019

Chemical recycling of plastics ‘10 years away’

 

It would be “optimistic” to suggest that chemical recycling will become a viable outlet for waste plastics inside the next decade, a specialist in the sector has said. The comments came from Rob de Ruiter, business executive ...

21 October 2019

Scotland set to legislate single-use cup charge

 

The Scottish Government is planning to introduce a charge on single-use drinks cups. The proposal will be included in the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill and follows a recommendation from the Expert Panel on Environmental ...

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...

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 ...

 
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