News Monday 24 June 2019
24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020

The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP meeting last week was held because of strong sector concerns that the PRN price, for plastics in ...

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24 June 2019

Margam Green wood waste plant now operational


The Margam Green waste wood-fuelled biomass plant in South Wales has entered commercial operation.   The 250,000 tonnes-per-year capacity plant will be supplied in full by Stobart Energy using Grade-C waste wood sourced from ...

Wood Green 24 June 2019

Sentencing in Biffa MRF export case delayed


Biffa Waste Services Ltd will learn of its penalty for breaching waste export regulations later this summer, after sentencing in a case involving the company was postponed in court today (24 June). A jury had delivered a ...

24 June 2019

Packaging recycling petition reaches Parliament


Pressure on government over the need to recycle packaging sees this week start with a debate in the House of Commons. MPs are today, 24 June, to debate a petition urging the government to ban the use of all non-recyclable and ...

24 June 2019

‘Consistent collections needed’, retailers tell Which?


In the face of criticism from the Which? Consumer group that almost 50% of packaging from supermarkets cannot be recycled, retailers have said that consistent household collections would help. Confusing messages on labelling were ...

21 June 2019

Compulsory recycling and food waste trial for Swindon


Swindon borough council is making its kerbside recycling service compulsory for residents from August 2019. The move comes ahead of a trial of separate food waste collections, to be launched the following month (September), which ...

21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

21 June 2019

EfW study ‘finds no link’ to birth defects


An official study on the health impacts of emissions from energy from waste facilities has ended with the findings that there is no link between the opening of EfW plants and a heightened risk of infant mortality or other birth defects.

Wood Green 20 June 2019

Biffa found guilty in China MRF export case


A jury has today (20 June) found Biffa Waste Services Ltd guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015. The verdict was delivered at Wood Green Crown Court in north London this afternoon...

20 June 2019

Wigan council introduces electronic HWRC permits


Wigan council has announced a system for electronic permits at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which it says will reduce waiting time from five days to two hours. Under the new model, residents with vans and twin...

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