News Thursday 4 June 2020
4 June 2020

WISH publishes sixth edition of coronavirus advice

The sixth edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s guidance document for managing coronavirus risks for waste management activities was published yesterday (3 June). It now includes references to the NHS track-and-trace system and some expanded comments about fly-tipping. The document can be...

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4 June 2020

Urbaser launches commercial waste arm

 

UK municipal waste and cleansing services provider, Urbaser , has launched its own commercial waste and recycling collection division.

4 June 2020

Agency grants Rivenhall permit with 35m stack

 

The Environment Agency has granted a permit to the joint operators of the Rivenhall Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Essex, with a stack height of 35 metres.   This comes after a long-standing ...

4 June 2020

Pennon posts ‘solid’ 2019/20 financial results

 

Pennon Group’s underlying profits before tax increased by 2.6% to nearly £288 million in 2019/20, its full year financial results show. However, Pennon’s profit after tax fell by more than £16 million in the same period to...

4 June 2020

South west councils cut both carbon and costs

 

VIDEO REPORT: Local Partnerships has published its ...

4 June 2020

Storage space ‘a problem for younger recyclers’

 

A webinar during the London Waste and Recycling Board-backed Circular Economy Week has discussed recycling trends among young people as part of a wider debate over London's recycling rates.     'Motivation, ...

3 June 2020

Packaging news-in-brief (03/06/2020)

 

With news on the Environment Agency and the PRN system; Stora Enso's paper packaging for chocolates; A European plastics guide; and the Packflow reports to be updated.

3 June 2020

Lack of rules breeds ‘inconsistent’ recycling in London HMOs

 

A lack of structured rules around chores in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) in London leads to inconsistency and a large amount of contamination in recycling, research suggests. An ethnographic study conducted by WRAP, the ...

3 June 2020

Princes raises transparency issue over export PRNs

 

International food and drink group Princes has again committed to obtaining all of its packaging recycling evidence from UK reprocessors while at the same time raising transparency concerns over evidence from overseas. A statement...

3 June 2020

Duo to map fuel efficient routes for waste crews

 

A partnership between route optimisation company Integrated Skills Ltd (ISL) and asset management company, Yotta, has been reached and aims to help councils map out fuel efficient routes for waste collections.  Explaining the ...