News Tuesday 12 November 2019
12 November 2019

Dutch ‘RDF tax’ faces critical vote

The Netherlands’ House of Representatives will vote this week on its government’s tax plans for 2020, which include a €31 per tonne tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The tax could have a big impact on the UK which exports about 14% of its residual waste overseas in the form of RDF for energy recovery, with ...

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12 November 2019

Potter Group charges dismissed at Pembroke Dock trial

 

All charges against Sundorne Products (Llanidloes) Ltd – also known as Potter Group – in relation to its site at Unit 41, Pembroke Dock have been dismissed at trial. Potter Group faced ten charges relating to breaching its ...

11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption

 

Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

11 November 2019

ADBA writes to party leaders outlining ‘wish list’

 

The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to all national party leaders setting out a ‘wish list’ of actions it would like government to take to bring clarity to the sector. The letter outlined...

11 November 2019

Biogen acquires Weston-super-Mare AD site

 

Food waste and anaerobic digestion (AD) specialists Biogen has acquired a 1.1 MW anaerobic digestion (AD) site in Somerset from Enovert. The facility, at Weston-super-Mare was acquired from Enovert for an undisclosed sum and ...

11 November 2019

WIDP programme ‘moving to new phase’

 

The government’s long running Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) is moving to a new phase after helping to deliver the ‘vast majority’ of infrastructure under the progamme. Established by Defra in 2006, WIDP was ...

8 November 2019

SUPs: Warning over ‘unintended consequences’

 

Plastics recyclers have warned that the regulatory framework behind the reduction of single use plastics (SUPs) could cause "serious unintended consequences”. This was the general verdict from the 2019 British Plastics ...

8 November 2019

News in brief (08/11/19)

 

With news on; Smurfit Kappa launches new food-safe packaging; Northampton homes move to wheeled bins; Viridor employ ‘pester power’ with packed lunch scheme; B&M first in North West to earn DVSA accreditation, and; Danish brand launches ...

8 November 2019

CIWM announces ‘streamlined’ trustee board

 

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has announced the appointment of a new trustee board which has been “significantly reduced to streamline and improve responsiveness”. The board will be in post with effect ...

8 November 2019

Johnson and Gove back Rebecca Pow’s re-election campaign

 

Both Michael Gove and Boris Johnson have thrown their support behind the recycling minister's bid for re-election in her Taunton Deane constituency in Somerset.  Rebecca Pow, the current recycling minister, launched her re-election ...