News Friday 21 September 2018
21 September 2018

REPIC publishes WEEE target method research

WEEE compliance scheme Repic has today (21 September) published a new way for calculating the target setting for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the UK. The possible approach has been produced by the Pentland Centre of Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, which was commissioned by ...

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21 September 2018

Packaging Forum launched ahead of reforms


A Consortium of environmental and packaging compliance schemes has launched a Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF), as the industry prepares for reforms to producer obligations. The PSF is established by 45 of the 50 registered UK ...

21 September 2018

Agency to extend RPS on waste wood classification


EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency will extend an interim measure to allow wood recyclers to continue using current methods for handling waste wood including potentially hazardous material. With a crackdown likely on how ...

20 September 2018

Compost quality ‘to improve’ with PAS 100 revisions


Revisions to make the compost quality standard – PAS 100 – “more robust” came into effect yesterday (19 September). Changes to the standard include a new clause to make clear the existing requirements for compost producers...

20 September 2018

Executive board secures Acumen buyout


Acumen Waste Services has undergone a Management Buyout (MBO) for an undisclosed sum, resulting in the formation of a new company, Acumen Group Holdings. The move means the West Yorkshire-based waste management company’s ...

20 September 2018

Council plastic collection quality ‘a concern’


The quality of plastic packaging collected by local authorities “is increasingly becoming a concern”, despite collection rates for plastic packaging increasing from last year. The comments come as part of RECOUP’s 2018 UK ...

19 September 2018

Politicians praise Veolia apprenticeships


Politicians gave their support at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament last week which saw Veolia present awards to their apprentices and graduates. Congratulating all the awards finalists, Labour’s Barry ...

19 September 2018

Councils gear up for Recycle Week 2018


Resources charity WRAP is calling for councils and businesses to get involved in the “biggest” Recycle Week yet, which starts on Monday. Taking place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September 2018, this year the focus will be on ...

19 September 2018

‘Getting the balance right’


OPINION: In the wake of recent mentions of waste policy in Westminster, Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, reflects on the need for careful thinking and alignment in the forthcoming ...

19 September 2018

Ecosurety agrees PRN deal with Recycling Technologies


UK packaging compliance scheme Ecosurety has agreed to buy PRNs which are expected to be produced from Recycling Technologies' plastics reprocessing machines in the future. The deal is estimated by Recycling Technologies to be ...

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