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4 March 2021

Eustice calls on firms to adopt workplace testing

The Environment Secretary has called on businesses including those in the waste sector to adopt the government’s free Covid-19 workplace testing programme. George Eustice issued his appeal in a letter sent on 2 March to “the businesses keeping the nation safe and fed”, which covers the food, drink and waste industries...

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4 March 2021

Mandatory food waste service ‘to boost investment’


Questions about whether England would have the capacity to treat a potential  influx of food waste once separate food waste collections become mandatory, were raised at the National Food Waste Conference yesterday (3 March). ...

4 March 2021

Urbaser takes over Eden contract from Amey


Urbaser's commercial waste arm, Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS), has taken over the provision of trade waste collection services in Eden district in Cumbria as of 1 March. The contract is just one of several Urbaser ...

4 March 2021

Coral Products sells part of business and acquires CPL


Coral Products announced yesterday (3 March) that it  completed the acquisition of Customised Packaging Limited (CPL) for £1.25 million. And, the plastic moulding specialist also announced that it completed the sale of Coral ...

4 March 2021

Red diesel tax hike to go ahead for waste sector


The Treasury has said it has not found “compelling evidence” that scrapping the lower rate of fuel duty on red diesel from April 2022 will increase the cost of recycling. Some in the waste sector had warned the Treasury that the fuel cost...

3 March 2021

England’s 2019/20 recycling rate inches up


England’s household waste recycling rate for the 2019/20 financial year has risen by 0.4% to 45.5%, data published by Defra today (3 March) has shown. The figures also show that Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire was...

3 March 2021

Three Rivers confirmed as 2019/20 recycling champion


Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire was officially the best local authority at recycling in 2019/20, figures published by Defra today (3 March) confirmed. The council’s household waste recycling rate rose from 63% in ...

3 March 2021

Biffa revenues recover to 97% in third quarter


Biffa said in a trading update this morning (3 March) that its performance has “continued to be ahead of its expectations”, with the impact of the third lockdown on earnings less severe than originally anticipated. The update ...

3 March 2021

WEEE targets missed again in 2020


Targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed for the fourth consecutive year, data published by the Environment Agency on 1 March confirmed. Data covering the final quarter of 2020 ...

2 March 2021

Surveys launched to assess waste sector regulation  


Two surveys have been launched to assess regulation in the waste industry, and how it can be improved. The Environment Agency launched a survey yesterday (1 March), which will run until the 22 March, to assess how regulation can ...

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