News Wednesday 20 January 2021
20 January 2021

Goldsmith vows to tackle ‘planned obsolescence’

 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.   Lord Goldsmith, who works as minister of state for Defra, made the marks on Monday (18 January...

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20 January 2021

NHS updates Covid-19 waste advice for healthcare facilities


The NHS published the fourth version of its briefing on

19 January 2021

News in brief (19/01/21)


With news on: Biffa achieves grading in safety audit; WRA welcomes boiler clarification; Greenergy invests in waste tyre biofuels project; UBB releases EfW video; and, Glennmont Partners sold.

Manchester MRF 19 January 2021

‘Investment’ needed for waste strategy, GMCA says


The proposals contained within the government’s resources and waste strategy will necessitate “significant investment” across Greater Manchester, the region’s combined authority says. Under current plans, the government ...

19 January 2021

Pow says UK will ‘go further’ than EU on export bans


Recycling minister Rebecca Pow said yesterday (18 January) the UK “is not regressing on environmental standards”, vowing that Defra will “go further” than the EU in implementing Basel Convention requirements. This comes ...

19 January 2021

WasteCare opens Halifax battery recycling facility


Recycling firm WasteCare announced today (19 January) it has opened its household battery recycling facility in Elland, West Yorkshire, following approval from the Environment Agency. The £2 million facility, located a few miles ...

19 January 2021

‘What is the future of plastic recycling?’


OPINION: Helen Jordan, senior recycling issues executive at the British Plastics Federation, assesses likely developments over the next 10 years, including chemical recycling After a challenging ...

18 January 2021

Sector urged to keep Covid measures under review


The Waste Industry Health and Safety (WISH) Forum has urged the waste and recycling sector to “keep their practises under the most critical and challenging of reviews” in light of increasing community transmission of Covid-19.

18 January 2021

News in brief (18/01/21)


With news on: Machinex to provide equipment for Coventry MRF; Pow defends role of ‘incineration’; and, Material Focus launches household WEEE recycling campaign. ...

18 January 2021

Investment firms add to Veolia/Suez wrangle


Veolia insisted yesterday (17 January) it would not countenance selling its 29.9% share in Suez, the rival waste management company which it is bidding to take over. Veolia’s declaration came after investment companies Ardian ...

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