News Wednesday 8 July 2020
8 July 2020

HSE warns of risks as firms focus on coronavirus

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged waste management companies not to forget to control other risks while taking measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The government agency says there has been an increase in ‘near misses’ with a high potential for a serious accident as the workforce forgets more basic...

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8 July 2020

Geminor to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood to UK

 

Waste fuel specialist Geminor says it plans to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood for recycling to the UK in 2020 in response to increased demand. The company says its first ever shipment of waste wood to the UK arrived in late ...

8 July 2020

Advocacy groups slam EU plastic export controls

 

A dozen environmental advocacy organisations have come together to criticise the European Union for not applying controls on the export of plastic waste to trade between its own member states. Last week, the European Commission ...

7 July 2020

Pennon sale of Viridor moves closer

 

The sale of Viridor to Planets UK Bidco Limited is expected to be completed imminently as Pennon Group applied to list 297,283 additional ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange today (7 July). In an announcement this ...

7 July 2020

China ‘Solid Waste Law’ changes from September

 

Yet more confirmation that China will be banning the import of “solid waste” – which includes waste paper and scrap metal – has emerged. Today (7 July) the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling commented that ...

7 July 2020

China promulgates amendment to its Solid Waste Law

 

Attorneys Aaron Goldberg and Weiwei Luo of Beveridge & Diamond, Washington analyse the amendments to the Solid Waste Law of China agreed at the end of April and coming into force in September.

7 July 2020

Kiverco plant boosts Fresh Waste work during pandemic

 

Fresh Waste Services has opened a new recycling facility using sorting and other equipment supplied by Kiverco at a site at Hilton Square in Swinton, Manchester. The facility at opened in March just a few ...

7 July 2020

SmartestEnergy signs 15-year Newhurst EfW deal

 

SmartestEnergy has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement deal to buy the electricity generated at the Newhurst energy from waste (EfW) facility in Leicestershire. The deal has been announced a day after waste management ...

7 July 2020

Skills body reaffirms commitment to apprenticeships

 

The utilities partnership Energy and Utility Skills has reaffirmed its commitment to apprenticeships, as industries and employers across the UK struggle with financial pressures. The organisation, which amongst others includes ...

7 July 2020

New Earth Solutions gains six more years from Dorset

 

New Earth Solutions (Canford) is to extend its work for Dorset council under a six-year award for residual waste treatment which starts on 1 September 2021. The new contract will see the continuation of the residual waste work ...