News Monday 19 November 2018
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 waste collection, recycling and street cleansing service should be created to “improve services ...

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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) ...

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, ...

15 November 2018

News in brief (14/11/2018)


With news on: Norfolk set for new recycling centres; Jones Bros nears completion of Suez landfill cell; Mayglothing extends corrosive waste capabilities; and, Andusia and Mick George strike RDF deal ...

15 November 2018

WasteCare looks to 2019 opening of battery plant


Recycling firm WasteCare has said that trials of a pilot recycling plant for portable batteries have proved a success and a larger plant is set to open in the New Year. The company has been recycling portable batteries through...

15 November 2018

‘Third president from Ireland’ in five years for CIWM


Ireland's contribution to CIWM was highlighted this week by Professor David Wilson who completed his year as president of the Institution on Tuesday 13 November and was succeeded by Enda Kiernan. Professor Wilson was speaking ...

14 November 2018

Review pushes strong response to organised waste crime


A review into “serious and organised” waste crime ordered by Defra has returned a list of recommendations which include introducing mandatory electronic tracking of waste, and a Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). The results ...

14 November 2018

WRAP hails impact of 2018 Recycle Week


More than 100 local authorities, retailers and brands took part in WRAP’s 2018 Recycle Week, with the resources charity labelling it the best in the event’s 15-year history Retailers and brands involved in the week-long ...

14 November 2018

Agency confirms FPP guide for waste wood


The Environment Agency has approved the first sector-specific guide on Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for sites handling waste wood, it has been confirmed. The Wood Recycling Association (WRA), which confirmed the ...

13 November 2018

MRF material quality continues downward trend


The volume of 'target material' received at England’s materials recycling facilities (MRFs) has decreased for the third consecutive quarter, latest data suggests. The latest set of figures were published on WRAP’s Materials ...

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