News Saturday 29 February 2020
28 February 2020

Coronavirus waste disposal advice issued

In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, Public Health England has issued advice to the public on how to deal with potentially infectious waste. However, one clinical expert told that so far it was “business as usual”. Public Health England recommends all waste that has been in contact ...

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28 February 2020

Clear on Plastics to ‘bust myths’


Resources charity WRAP is to launch a campaign next week called ‘Clear on Plastics’, partly in an attempt to justify the rationale for using plastics packaging. Explaining the new campaign, Peter Maddox, director of WRAP UK, ...

28 February 2020

Reuse needed to boost UK textile market


More domestic end markets for textiles need to be found through reuse or the UK risks facing a “mountain” of clothing being sent to incineration or landfill. That was the verdict of Sinead Murphy, business account manager at ...

28 February 2020

Councils to be surveyed over waste data systems


English councils are to be surveyed about the different ways in which they manage waste data in the hope that local authorities could team together to procure a standardised waste data management system. The work is being ...

27 February 2020

News in brief (27/02/20)


With news on: Plymouth’s worst fly-tipper jailed; MP visits FCC Environment’s Eastcroft plant; free bulky waste removal days held by Broxtowe; and, COSLA criticises Scottish budget.

27 February 2020

Viridor launches plastics collaboration project


Viridor has today (27 February) announced a collaboration aimed at allowing Wales and the south west of England to give all plastic consumed in the area a “recycling solution”. At its ‘Rubbish to Resource’ event held today...

27 February 2020

Mixed recycling ‘doubles contamination’


Commingled recycling collections can lead to twice as much contamination when compared with separate streams, according to paper recycling specialists DS Smith. The company said today (27 February) that in the last year it ...

27 February 2020

Jayplas commits to UK with £10m film plant


Jayplas has asserted its commitment to recycling in the UK in the wake of opening a "state-of-the-art" plastic film sorting facility near Birmingham. The £10 million plant is located at the plastic recycling company’s site at ...

27 February 2020

Operators to be ‘required’ to store clinical waste inside


The Environment Agency has insisted that clinical waste must be stored and handled in a building, under new healthcare waste management guidance due to be published shortly. The regulator said the measure, put out for consultation...

26 February 2020

Veolia consults on North Hampshire ERF


Veolia has unveiled plans to build an energy recovery facility plant in North Hampshire on the site of its existing materials recycling facility (MRF) in Alton. A planning submission is expected to be made for the ERF to Hampshire...