News Wednesday 18 July 2018
17 July 2018

Government accused of ‘turning blind eye’ to EfW emissions

The government has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “loophole” which means that operators of waste incinerators don’t have to report certain types of emissions. The accusation was made by the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) pressure group, which unveiled a report in the House of Lords today with the ...

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17 July 2018

Waste sector reacts to UKWIN’s emissions report


In response to a report today from the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), which said that certain emissions from energy from waste plants are not being reported, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and Viridor have released a ...

17 July 2018

Opinion: Time for direct action on food waste


Last week (9 July), the National Infrastructure Commission released its Infrastructure Assessment report which positioned food waste recycling as a key driver to achieving a low-carbon, low-cost future. Philip Simpson, commercial director at ...

17 July 2018

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism


With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped into the debate. Yesterday (16 July) ...

17 July 2018

AO to build fridge plant in South East England


South East England is set to get a major fridge recycling facility under a project planned by online electricals recycler AO. The company, which is close to finalising the as yet unnamed location, takes back large volumes of ...

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Somerset recycling loader ‘bruised and battered’


Somerset Waste Partnership is calling for greater respect for collection crews after a worker was left “bruised and battered” following an incident with a passing vehicle. SWP said collections were disrupted in and around ...

16 July 2018

Greens call for moratorium on EFW plants


The UK will be burning more waste than it recycles inside the next year, a report by the Green Party has suggested. As a result of the findings, according to the Green Party, the government should immediately bring in a moratorium...

16 July 2018

TCO in warning over waste drivers using phones


The Traffic Commissioner’s Office has warned waste sector and other employers of the “risks” their drivers could face if caught using a mobile phone whilst driving. In a statement earlier this month, the TCO warned that if ...

16 July 2018

Organics contracts underway in West London


West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has awarded contracts to a number of organics recycling firms for the treatment of green waste and commingled green and food waste. Three companies have been awarded parts of the contract, which ...

16 July 2018

Viridor releases update on Sutton ERF


Viridor has released an update on its  energy recovery facility (ERF) in Beddington, Sutton, explaining that the £205 million plant is “expected to become operational in autumn 2018”. The site, which will process 275,000...

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