News Tuesday 21 January 2020
21 January 2020

RDF tax makes Renewi ELWA contract ‘onerous’

Waste management firm Renewi has said its contract with the East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has become “onerous” due to the Dutch incineration tax and Brexit complications. In a trading update yesterday (20 January), Renewi – which warned of complications with the contract in November (see

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21 January 2020

Equipment news round-up (21/12/19)

 

With news on: Lancashire Waste invests in sixth UNTHA shredder; Doosan announces changes to Irish dealer network; H.R. Skip Hire purchases Bobcat Waste Expert telescopic loader; and, Bunting to expand manufacturing plant.

21 January 2020

Audit Committee chair contest underway

 

Conservative MP for Ludlow Philip Dunne has thrown his hat into the ring to become chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). And, the announcement comes as Labour makes several significant appointments within its shadow ...

21 January 2020

Plevin & Sons fined £200,000 over 2014 fire

 

Wood recycling company R Plevin & Sons has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £30,000 prosecution costs following a fire lasting for 13 days at its Hazlehead facility in 2014. A statement yesterday, January 20, from the...

21 January 2020

Richmond formally announces Serco contract

 

Richmond council has formally announced that Serco has been awarded a 10-year contract worth up to £60 million to manage waste and recycling services for the London borough. Serco was named as the winner of the contract in ...

21 January 2020

NI Assembly return prompts EfW hopes

 

With Northern Ireland’s Assembly and Executive restored, the developers of the proposed £240 million arc21 energy from waste (EfW) facility near Mallusk hope for a decision on its future soon. The development was first proposed...

20 January 2020

Malaysia claims ‘world first’ plastic repatriation

 

The Malaysian environment minister has claimed that her country has conducted a “world first” by repatriating 150 containers of “illegal plastic waste” to countries across the world, with 42 containers being returned to the UK.

20 January 2020

‘Strategic review’ leads to WasteAid board changes

 

Waste management charity WasteAid has announced a string of managerial changes as part of a “strategic review”, with chief executive Mike Webster and founding signatory Ray Georgeson both stepping down. The ‘strategic review...

20 January 2020

Organics recyclers report Christmas boost

 

Several organics recyclers have reported that the amount of food waste collected during the Christmas period has increased compared to the same time last year. However, those who operate anaerobic digestion (AD) plants said it was...

20 January 2020

Concern over London’s 50% recycling target

 

All of London’s local authorities have now sent draft ‘Reduction and Recycling Plans’ to the Greater London Authority, amid concerns that London will miss its 50% recycling target by 2025. The plans set out how ...