News Friday 14 December 2018
14 December 2018

Stroud welcomes ‘most-improved recycler’ tag

Stroud district council – which saw the biggest improvement in its recycling rate for the last financial year – has put its increase down to a revamp of its collection service. That’s according to Councillor Simon Pickering, chair of environment committee at Stroud district council. His comments follow Defra’s ...

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14 December 2018

100 Days until Brexit: What next for environmental policy?


With the Brexit date now almost 100 days away, Paul Taylor, CEO at FCC Environment gives his thoughts on what some of the impacts might be as well as what is happening now. On 19th December, the UK's exit from the EU ...

14 December 2018

Enter the Letsrecycle Live festive photo competition


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – so much so that Letsrecycle Live is delighted to announce the launch of its 2018 Christmas Competition! With Christmas cheer in abundance at HQ, we are ...

14 December 2018

Waste firms back 35% recycled content requirement


The body representing waste management companies across Europe is seeking to drive support for potential new EU legislation mandating the use of recycled material in plastic drinks bottles. FEAD – the European Federation of ...

13 December 2018

News in brief (13/12/2018)


With news on: Danone partners with Ecosurety on packaging compliance; Council bids to reduce HWRC waiting times; Ellgia announces Cambridge hospital contract; Cheshire East consults on collection changes; and,  East Devon to trial ...

13 December 2018

Hertfordshire Waste Partnership details ‘challenging’ year


The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) has incurred “significantly reduced income streams in a number of areas” for the last financial year due to challenges in recycling markets. The announcement from HWP – the ...

13 December 2018

Ward hits Immingham metal export milestone


Derbyshire-based recycling business Ward Recycling has exported over 50,000 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from its dedicated deep sea dock at Immingham, seven months after it opened. The business which recycles ...

12 December 2018

Waste Strategy offers ‘hope’ over stagnating recycling rates


Senior waste industry figures have said they hope measures introduced in Defra’s upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy will help to boost stagnating recycling rates. The latest statistics on household waste and recycling were ...

12 December 2018

SEPA launches landfill sector plan


A plan to drive environmental compliance at Scotland’s landfill sites has been launched this week by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). SEPA’s Landfill Sector Plan also looks to harness innovation and help the ...

12 December 2018

East Riding hails ‘teamwork’ in recycling rate success


The best and worst performing local authorities in the newly-released Defra statistics for recycling in England have responded to their positioning in the league table.   Across the board, England saw a small 0.3% reduction in ...

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