News Sunday 17 November 2019
15 November 2019

‘RDF tax’ passes first stage of Dutch Parliament

Plans for a €31 per tonne charge on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for incineration in the Netherlands have passed through the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). However, the Dutch Waste Management Association is hoping it will be able to lobby parliament to amend the legislation before a final vote in the...

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15 November 2019

SWP and Suez praise tender process

 

Consultancy firm Eunomia has released a report looking at the recent procurement undertaken by the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), providing insight into what “made the tender a success”. The document – called ‘...

15 November 2019

Wigan ‘bucks trend’ by slashing fly-tipping

 

Wigan council says it has “bucked the national trend” by reducing the number of fly-tipping incidents reported compared to five years ago by more than a third. According to statistics published by Defra, the number of reported...

15 November 2019

Engineering review leads to Project Beacon delays

 

EXCLUSIVE: Zero Waste Scotland has said that delays to Project Beacon – which will see three companies form an ‘advanced plastics reprocessing facility’ in Perthshire – are down to an engineering review. A demonstrator ...

14 November 2019

Drop in German demand leads to new wood markets

 

Geminor has announced that it has completed the “first ever” shipment of crushed waste wood from Denmark to Latvia as it seeks alternative markets due to a “sudden halt in German demand”. The Norwegian-owned waste fuel ...

14 November 2019

Cornwall drops weekly recycling plans

 

Cornwall has reversed plans for weekly recycling collections as part of efforts to attract “affordable bids” for its waste and recycling contract. In September councillors were told that the procurement process had been ...

14 November 2019

Election prompts Richmond review of HWRC fees

 

Richmond council has said that the snap election has allowed it to review the planned £205 per tonne charge for DIY waste at its household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Kew. Last month, the council announced it was to roll...

13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president

 

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

13 November 2019

Waste paper prices ‘at ten year low’

 

The recovered paper market is experiencing a ‘ten year low’ in terms of prices and the situation is expected to remain challenging for 6-9 months, according to the Recycling Association. And, it said that businesses are ...

13 November 2019

Trade waste boosts Biffa revenues

 

Biffa has reported half year results to 27 September 2019 which showed net revenues up by 8.7% to £560 million and underlying operating profit (before exceptional items) up 8.3%. Alongside the numbers issued today (13 November), ...