News Saturday 7 December 2019
6 December 2019

Sweden confirms EfW tax from April 2020

The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on “waste that is burnt”, which will include refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK.   The tax was passed by the Swedish government on Wednesday, December 04, and will become effective from 1 April 2020. Under the confirmed ...

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6 December 2019

Andusia signs ‘plastic reduced’ RDF deal

 

Andusia has signed a contract to supply a plant in Denmark with 15,000 tonnes per year of ‘plastic reduced’ refuse derived fuel (RDF), one of two deals the company announced this week. The plastics reduced RDF contract ...

6 December 2019

Procuring during times of uncertainty

 

OPINION: Dr Adam Read, external affairs director at Suez, discusses the difficulties local authorities face in procuring in uncertain times, following on from a webinar held on the matter last month.

6 December 2019

Equipment news round-up (5/12/19)

 

With news on: Wilrose Environmental hires fleet with bin weighing technology; Leafield Environmental launches bin range for on-street recycling; S Norton & Co purchases rail cutter; integrated dashcam launched by Quartix and Fleet Focus, and...

6 December 2019

East Northants rolls out kerbside WEEE collections

 

East Northamptonshire council has announced that it will roll out a weekly kerbside collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) following a successful trial. From Monday, 09 December, the approximate 90,000 ...

5 December 2019

Market support needed for paper, says EuRIC

 

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has issued a stark warning over the “extremely difficult market situation” the waste paper sector is facing. And, it reasoned that for the high levels of ambition for ...

5 December 2019

Profits up at DS Smith but Northern Europe falls

 

Paper company DS Smith has posted a 27% fall in operating profit in Northern Europe in its half year results, despite recording increased profits for the group amid a “challenging and uncertain” environment. The results posted...

5 December 2019

Commission issues ELV Review update

 

An online consultation launched in August on the European Commission’s current end-of-life vehicle (ELV) legislation drew 127 contributions from the industry. Each will now be considered as the Commission seeks to improve its ...

4 December 2019

Recycled PET ‘better than alternatives’, says Belu

 

UK bottled water firm Belu has announced today that it is moving all of its bottles to 100% PET recycled plastic, as it has the “lowest carbon footprint” when compared with alternatives. Belu describes itself as a “social ...

4 December 2019

Waste arisings slightly up in Greater Manchester

 

Waste arisings in Greater Manchester rose slightly in the two months after Suez UK took over the waste services on June 1. But, this was offset by an increase in recycling and landfill diversion rates, which rose to almost 48...