News Wednesday 21 November 2018
20 November 2018

Surrey boroughs clamp down on illegal HWRC use

Two Surrey-based councils have announced a pilot scheme at their household recycling centres which will see those in large vehicles needing to register online, in an attempt to kerb “illegal use”. Starting on the 3 December, the pilot scheme will mean any users in a large vehicle will need to register online by 4pm the ...

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20 November 2018

Swindon MP opens ‘plastic-to-oil’ machine factory

 

The MP for North Swindon has opened a “headquarters and manufacturing facility” for plastics-to-oil company Recycling Technologies. Justin Tomlinson, the Conservative MP and a former marketing executive, expressed delight that...

20 November 2018

Bolton EfW ‘back online next month’

 

Issues with the Viridor-owned energy from waste plant in Bolton are expected to be addressed this month following a “significant number of temporary shutdowns” since it re-opened in July. The 100,000 tonne facility on Raikers ...

19 November 2018

Retailers differ over plastic bag alternatives

 

National retailers are offering differing alternatives to single-use plastic bags, as both the Co-op and Marks & Spencer are bringing in new initiatives. The Co-op is rolling-out compostable carrier bags to more than 1,000 of ...

19 November 2018

Viridor retains WEEELABEX certification at St Helens plant

 

Viridor’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) reprocessing facility in St Helens, Merseyside has retained its WEEELABEX accreditation for the cooling process at the site. WEEELABEX standards are the Europe-wide ...

19 November 2018

Brexit impacts on RDF market highlighted by CIWM

 

A report commissioned by CIWM has warned of the possible ramifications of Brexit on the refuse derived fuel (RDF) sector and addressed “uncertainties” about the future of the industry. Published last week, ‘RDF trading in a...

19 November 2018

‘Accidental death’ verdict over Nechells wall collapse

 

Five men were accidentally crushed to death after the "foreseeable risk" of a wall collapse in the area they were working was not identified, an inquest jury concluded on 16 November. The 11-strong panel found the...

16 November 2018

Recycle wood first, says Committee on Climate Change

 

Waste wood should be “reused and recycled wherever possible” before being used as a biomass feedstock, a high level report for government said this week. The recycling emphasis came as part of a report yesterday (16 November) ...

16 November 2018

Tower Hamlets to bring waste services in-house

 

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has opted to bring its waste and recycling services in-house once its existing contract with Veolia expires in 2020. A report to the Tower Hamlets cabinet, which recommended that an in-house...

15 November 2018

WRAP sets out actions in Plastics Pact roadmap

 

Key actions businesses should take to help stop plastic packaging polluting the environment have been laid out by WRAP in the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, ...

 
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