News Tuesday 28 January 2020
28 January 2020

Waste bills to rise as costs jump

EXCLUSIVE: Waste management companies in the UK are set to increase charges to councils and businesses for waste collections as higher disposal costs and falling commodity values start to bite. While the immediate impact is likely to be felt by commercial customers, the cost pressure is also being seen by municipal clients...

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28 January 2020

Neil Parish returns as EFRA committee chair

 

Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish has been confirmed as the chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA). Mr Parish was the incumbent chair, having first been elected unopposed in 2015...

28 January 2020

In the wake of Davos

 

Unico van Kooten, European Secretary of the Dutch Waste Management Association and a Special Advisor to the Global Recycling Foundation reflects on the recent Davos meeting, landfill and the future for waste management. The Foundation is linked ...

28 January 2020

Internet bins rolled out in Newport

 

German container manufacturer SSI Schaefer has announced it has delivered 70,000 internet wheelie bins to residents in Newport. Each bin has an ultra-high frequency chip fitted into the lid handle, along with a QR Code and a ...

28 January 2020

Sainsbury’s to ‘increase recycling’ to cut carbon

 

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has today (28 January) outlined a series of pledges to increase recycling and reduce food waste, as part of a £1 billion fund to be carbon neutral by 2040. The company explained that it will use ...

27 January 2020

Alupro seeks investment details after PRN hikes

 

Aluminium recycling trade body Alupro has hit out at the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system, claiming that despite 2019 targets being met, the market developments last year need to be carefully assessed in light of the high...

27 January 2020

WEEE management book offers insights into plastics

 

BOOK REVIEW: Recycling expert and senior member of ISWA, Jeff Cooper, reviews the recently published book 'Electronic Waste Management', which is edited by Gev H Eduljee and R M Harrison. The title is part of a series looking at ...

27 January 2020

Recycler applies to clear 40,000 square foot of tyres

 

New Recycling has applied for a permit to clear the 40,000 square foot of tyres it inherited from a previous operator of a site it acquired in Tring, Hertfordshire. The company, which founded in 2013 and registered in north London...

27 January 2020

35-under-35 achievers praised at awards event

 

High-achieving under 35-year-olds from across the recycling and waste sector have been recognised for their successes in 2019, at an awards ceremony in London. The successes were highlighted at the annual '35-under-35 awards scheme' – ...

27 January 2020

Switching to electric RCVs ‘saves cost’

 

Environmental consultancy Eunomia claims switching the UK’s fleet of diesel-powered refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) to electric trucks would cut 290 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions each year – equivalent to recycling almost 16 billion ...