News Friday 26 February 2021
6 February 2021

Online retailers may have duty to collect WEEE

VIDEO REPORT: The government is to consider requiring online retailers and marketplaces to collect old electronics from consumers to ensure their obligations are the same as those of physical retailers. Published today (26 February), the commitment forms part of the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee’...

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26 February 2021

Fly-tipping is ‘low risk and high reward’, says ESA


Fly-tipping statistics published by Defra this week highlight that it is a “low-risk and high reward crime", according to the Environmental Services Association (ESA). And, Keep Britain Tidy has called on the government to make...

26 February 2021

Bradford sees 15% rise in contamination during pandemic


Bradford metropolitan district council has reported a 15% rise in contamination levels in some areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. And to tackle the issue, the council will send out wardens and recycling officers to high ...

25 February 2021

Defra to ‘liaise closely’ with Scotland on DRS  


Recycling minister Rebecca Pow has said Defra continues to “liaise closely” with the Scottish government on the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). At the Foodservice Packaging ...

25 February 2021

ADEPT finds increased service disruption


Councils are seeing increased disruption to waste and recycling collections, the latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has found.  Published yesterday (24 February...

25 February 2021

Mondi issues results amid reports of interest in DS Smith


Global packaging and paper group Mondi today announced its results alongside reports in the financial press that it was interested in acquiring DS Smith. News service Bloomberg reported that Mondi had been “speaking with ...

25 February 2021

Biffa snaps up Company Shop Group


Biffa plc announced today (25 February) that it has acquired the UK’s “largest redistributor of surplus food”, the Company Shop Limited, for an upfront cost of £82.5 million. Biffa says the move marks a “significant ...

25 February 2021

Three Rivers poised to top recycling league table


The annual local authority recycling League Champion award for England could be heading south to Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire next month. Provisional recycling statistics for the 2019/20 financial year, compiled...

24 February 2021

Ward Recycling ceases trading


North East England business Ward Recycling Ltd has ceased trading, prompting at least one local authority, Bolsover district council, to take its collection contract in-house.  Ward Recycling Ltd (company number 04373217) has ...

24 February 2021

Caerphilly acquires 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs


Caerphilly county borough council took delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle 26 tonne 6x2 rear steer refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) from Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) this month. Fitted with 360° camera recording systems, the ...

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