News Monday 6 July 2020
6 July 2020

WISH says waste sector nearing a ‘new normal’

The seventh edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s guidance document for managing coronavirus risks in the sector has just been published. It comes as the organisation says that the waste sector is now reaching a “new normal”. The guidance comments that most waste management services ...

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6 July 2020

UK the ‘second largest producer’ of WEEE

 

The UK generated the second most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per capita in the world in 2019, behind only Norway, according to a report published by a global e-waste grouping. The Global E-waste Monitor report...

6 July 2020

Biffa loses appeal in ‘waste paper exports’ case

 

Biffa has lost an appeal case over its conviction for transporting waste material for recovery, contrary to the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations. The ruling was announced on Friday 3 July 2020, and sees the waste ...

3 July 2020

UROC announces new national chairs  

 

Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has announced the appointment of three national chairs for England, Wales and Scotland.  The announcement comes on what the trade association is dubbing ‘Independents Day...

3 July 2020

TerraCycle and O2 in PPE recycling scheme

 

Waste management company TerraCycle has partnered with O2 to introduce a recycling solution for personal protective equipment (PPE). TerraCycle, which specialises in hard-to-recycle waste, will be distributing  ‘Zero Waste ...

3 July 2020

People briefs (03/07/20)

 

With news on; Susie Burrage to continue as BMRA president; Ecosurety appoints new head of operations; ESE World appoints managing director; Bolton Bros employs third generation into business. 

3 July 2020

Scotland needs circular economy investment, MSP says

 

Investment in infrastructure is required to deliver a circular economy in Scotland, the country’s minister for trade, investment and innovation said on 1 July. Ivan McKee MSP was speaking at an online launch event for Viridor’...

2 July 2020

NI could be ‘EU state’ for waste shipments

 

The European Commission has issued a notice to stakeholders warning that Northern Ireland will be treated as an EU member

2 July 2020

Fatality rate ’18 times higher’ in waste sector

 

The number of fatal injuries recorded in the waste and recycling sector has fallen for the third consecutive year, but the average per 100,000 employees remains around 18 times higher than the all industry rate. ...

2 July 2020

Recycle Week to thank nation for recycling in lockdown

 

The theme for Recycle Week 2020 will thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that Covid-19 has presented, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle.’ The WRAP-organised initiative will be taking ...