News Wednesday 24 April 2019
23 April 2019

Lobby groups back Basel plastics crackdown

Members of the Basel Convention are set to consider a proposal that exporters of plastic waste should receive permission from destination countries in advance of material being sent. According to Zero Waste Europe, the proposal – being put forward by Norway – is for a system known as “prior informed consent” to generate ...

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23 April 2019

A closer look at the Letsrecycle Live exhibitors


With less than a month to go until the Letsrecycle Live exhibition and conference kicks off, we take a closer look at some of the exhibitors who are helping...

23 April 2019

News in brief (23/04/2019)


With news on: Unite strike called off in Wales; Andusia’s chemical waste arm bags clinical waste contact; South Ayrshire completes collection roll out; DS Smith trials recycled cardboard bird box.

23 April 2019

Pembroke port authority seeks permit for waste storage


The Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) has made an application to Natural Resources Wales for an environmental permit to operate a waste storage and transfer station at Pembroke Dock. The Authority wants to allow businesses using...

23 April 2019

Suez calls for ‘hybrid’ EPR system


Suez has said that none of the four options set out in the government’s consultations on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system is “suitable in its entirety”. In a report released last week (18 April), the ...

18 April 2019

Essex advised to reject second Rivenhall EfW plan


EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied ...

18 April 2019

Kemsley paper mill set for carbon reduction measures


Plans for a gas-powered combined heat and power (CHP) facility at the Kemsley paper mill in Kent have moved a step forward with the National Infrastructure Planning organisation this month sending its recommendation decision on the project to...

18 April 2019

Three shortlisted for West of England residual contracts


EXCLUSIVE: The West of England Partnership has shortlisted three companies for parts of a £21.2 million per annum residual waste treatment contract. Viridor, Suez and ETM Recycling Limited are all set to secure parts of the 10-...

18 April 2019

Sandwell council continues contamination work


Sandwell council has emphasised its continued focus on education and communication with residents to drive up recycling rates and target contamination. Speaking to, Andrea Morris, customer engagement ...

18 April 2019

Aberdeenshire to roll-out HWRC changes


Aberdeenshire council has stated that changes to its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) – which were announced in its waste strategy – will be introduced this month. The changes see three sites with the lowest ...

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