News Friday 26 February 2021
26 February 2021

Prices and PFI boost Veolia results

Veolia yesterday (25 February) published its results for 2020, which chairman and CEO Antoine Frerot hailed as “very strong”, as well as proving Veolia’s “resilience” and “exceptional rebound” in confronting the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the company had “wiped out” the consequences of the pandemic in less...

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26 February 2021

FCC’s EfW deal with Icon worth £198m


FCC Group revealed today (26 February) that the sale of a 49% share in its UK energy from waste (EfW) portfolio to investment group Icon Infrastructure was worth £198 million.  The Spanish conglomerate agreed the sale last July...

26 February 2021

HSE fines Southport waste firm 


Southport skip hire and recycling company, Johnsons Scrap Metal limited, has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,000, after an employee sustained “serious injuries” to his arm, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ...

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 ...

26 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 ...

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 ...

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