News Saturday 28 November 2020
27 November 2020

Veolia’s Graveson named ESA chair

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has announced that Gavin Graveson, executive vice president for Veolia UK and Ireland, will be its new chairman. Mr Graveson will be taking over from previous chairman, Phil Piddington, for the next two years. The handover took place at the Association's  annual general meeting ...

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27 November 2020

Agency moves to clarify appropriate measures guidance


The Environment Agency’s senior advisor for site-based regulation, Howard Leberman, has moved to clarify aspects of recently published proposed guidance for permitted facilities taking non-hazardous and inert waste. Speaking at ...

27 November 2020

Wales announces ‘record high’ recycling rate


The Welsh government has announced a “record high” recycling rate of 65.14% for  2019/20, exceeding its 64% statutory target set in its ‘Towards Zero Waste’ strategy. The statistics published yesterday (26 November) ...

27 November 2020

Piddington hales ESA members net-zero aim


Environmental Services Association chairman, Phil Piddington of Viridor, has today (27 November) pledged the association’s members will lead the way in de-carbonising the waste sector. And the association has also given more details of its ...

26 November 2020

Amazon hits back at WEEE report 


Amazon has said it is “committed to minimising waste and helping customers to reuse, repair, and recycle” after a report by MPs accused it of “dodging” its environmental responsibilities. Earlier today, the Environmental ...

26 November 2020

Merseyside reports 2019/20 recycling rate fall


The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) recorded a 0.6% drop in its recycling rate in 2019/20, according to a report which went before the authority last week (20 November). However, the authority explained that actual...

26 November 2020

News in brief (26/11/20)


With news on: Powerday raises over £10,000 for Children in Need; Monks announces ‘UK first’ machine for hire; Tubex announces tree shelter ...

26 November 2020

MPs call on government to ‘take action’ on WEEE 


The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling on the government to take action on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), after it found the UK is “lagging behind” other nations in ...

25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy


In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an ...

25 November 2020

Biffa’s Cornwall contract valued at £273 million


The value of Biffa’s new contract with Cornwall council to provide waste collection services from February 2021 has been revealed by the authority at £273,584,785 (excluding VAT). Biffa was announced as preferred bidder in ...

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