News Tuesday 20 March 2018
20 March 2018

Exeter wary of risk from food waste collections

Exeter city council is expected to decide against the introduction of food waste collections into its current recycling service, in an effort to avoid “financial risk”. Following a meeting last week, the council’s place scrutiny committee recommended that the authority continues to provide its current recycling service...

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20 March 2018

DS Smith prepared to take coffee cups at Kemsley


UK-based paper and packaging company DS Smith has claimed that it has “found a solution” to coffee cup recycling, and has called for greater harmony across the sector to increase segregation.  DS Smith say it has been able to...

19 March 2018

BIR hails support for first Global Recycling Day


The first-ever Global Recycling Day was celebrated yesterday, 18 March 2018, with organiser BIR saying there were events on a “truly worldwide level”. BIR – the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling – organised...

19 March 2018

Flytipping: Hertfordshire points to household waste ‘leakage’


Research by the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership has found that about two thirds of the fly tipping incidents reported each year are as a result of ‘normal household waste’ which has ‘leaked’ from established waste disposal routes.

19 March 2018

Recycling Lives reports social value boost


National recycling and waste management social enterprise, Recycling Lives, has created up to £5.2 million in ‘social value’ through leading offender rehabilitation work and other initiatives, the organisation has said. The ...

19 March 2018

Research ‘Hub’ launched to support organics R&D


Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) has established a Research Hub to support research and development work in the organics recycling industry. The Hub will fund or support compost and digestate-related R&D projects that are...

19 March 2018

Beauparc continues UK growth with Scotwaste acquisition


Beauparc Utilities Group, the owner of the Panda waste management brand, has continued its growth in the UK through the acquisition of Scottish skip hire and waste management business, Scotwaste. In an announcement last week, ...

16 March 2018

GMWDA’s John Bland to retire


John Bland, treasurer and deputy clerk for the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is retiring on 31 March, after more than 30 years in the waste management sector. Mr Bland has worked with the GMWDA – one of the...

16 March 2018

WasteCare calls for higher WEEE target


WasteCare Group has called on Defra to increase the 2018 WEEE collection targets in order to “drive WEEE into the formal collection system”. The company, which operates the WeeeCare producer compliance scheme as well as an...

16 March 2018

Liverpool charity gets WEEE reuse funding boost


A charity from Liverpool has received funding to increase the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the city. CREATE UK has been awarded the funding – totalling £25,000 – from the WEEE Local Project ...

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