News Tuesday 26 March 2019
25 March 2019

Cost to councils of Resources Strategy under spotlight

MPs are to probe the potential impact of the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy on local authority finances. The inquiry from the Commons’ Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, announced on Friday (22 March), will examine how the strategy is likely to affect council services. Defra’s long-...

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25 March 2019

News in brief (25/03/2019)


With news on; South Gloucestershire buys site to ‘improve waste capacity’; Legislation ‘calculator’ launched by Suez and Anthesis; Council launches HWRC campaign; Coca-Cola support for spring clean initiative.

25 March 2019

Bracing ourselves for the Brexit fallout


OPINION: Brian Gist, head of TOMRA Sorting UK, shares his views on the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s waste and recycling sector. Michael Gove comes in for a great deal of flack, but he and his department ...

25 March 2019

Hertfordshire names organic waste contractors


Hertfordshire county council has awarded the initial parts of a contract for organic waste treatment and composting services, which could be worth up to £4.6 million. Among the companies to successfully bid for the work was ...

25 March 2019

EfWs on target at Viridor but Glasgow losses loom


Pennon Group today reported good progress on its subsidiary Viridor’s suite of energy from waste plans under development but could face having to make further provisions for losses over its Glasgow facility. In an update ahead ...

22 March 2019

Six month timetable for India plastics restriction


EXCLUSIVE: India’s ban on plastic waste imports will come into effect at the end of August, documents seen by have indicated. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) ...

22 March 2019

‘No default technology for food waste’ – Defra


Mandatory food waste collections proposed for households in England will focus on the way food waste is “presented”, a senior Defra official said last week. Addressing the annual conference of the Organics Recycling Group at ...

22 March 2019

Greater Manchester prepares final waste contracts


Major contracts to provide waste management services on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are being finalised and are expected to be awarded to Suez next month. GMCA has today confirmed Suez as its preferred ...

22 March 2019

Rookery Pit ERF reaches financial close


Veolia is to supply the feedstock for a major waste facility in Bedfordshire - the Rookery Pit Energy Recovery Facility - which achieved financial close today (22 March). Veolia owns a 20% stake in the 545,000 tonnes-per-year ...

22 March 2019

US plastics firm lines up RPC Group acquisition


One of the UK’s largest plastics manufacturing and recycling businesses RPC Group – looks set to be taken over by the US plastic packaging giant Berry Global in a deal worth up to £5 billion. Berry announced this morning (22 ...

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