News Saturday 22 February 2020
21 February 2020

Vital Energi to build Burton EfW plant

UK-based energy firm Vital Energi has announced plans to build a 169,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste plant near Burton-on-Trent. Through a process of gasification, the Drakelow Energy from Waste plant is due to generate 18MWe from refuse derived fuel (RDF). Ashley Malin, Vital Energi’s project development...

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21 February 2020

Surrey Eco Park in final stages of testing

 

Suez UK said this week its Eco Park plant in Surrey is making "steady progress", with the final stages of testing for the anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and hot commissioning of the gasification facility currently underway. A ...

21 February 2020

Brighton wood recycling project seeks new home

 

A Brighton-based recycling project faces being made homeless after being given until 31 March to leave its current premises. Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project has launched the Save Our Wood Store campaign as it seeks help...

20 February 2020

Textiles ‘dumped’ abroad prompts TRA warning

 

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called for “better regulation” in the sector following an ITV report which showed several tonnes of imported textile waste dumped in Ghana. ITV News published a report earlier ...

20 February 2020

Wheelabrator scraps Hampshire EfW

 

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced today, 20 February, that it will “no longer proceed” with plans for a 500,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Hampshire. The follows a ‘strategic review’ the...

20 February 2020

Immigration points system could hit waste workforce

 

EXCLUSIVE: The waste and recycling sector could be hit by a shortage of workers as a result of the government’s points-based immigration system, industry figures have told letsrecycle.com. However, some also said that ...

19 February 2020

Merseyside councils to vote on food collections

 

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is to put the decision on a Liverpool-wide food waste collection service to the city’s district waste collection authorities. Options for the adoption of a weekly food waste ...

19 February 2020

News in brief (19/02/20)

 

With news on: Biffa extends contract with pub firm; Bucks firm fined after forklift incident; Egbert Taylor replaces wet paint on Worcester bins; Westminster launches school recycling scheme

19 February 2020

HSE issues warning over threatening behaviour

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned threatening behaviour will not be tolerated after an incident during an inspection of a Teesside waste and recycling site in August 2019. In a statement this morning (19 February), ...

19 February 2020

Three weeks left to enter Awards for Excellence

 

The countdown is on to enter this year’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, the most prestigious awards in the environmental calendar. The Awards take place on 14 May at the Landmark Hotel in London and ...