News Wednesday 25 November 2020
25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an important indicator for future delivery of a ‘greener’ approach to new projects and the 'greening' ...

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25 November 2020

Biffa’s Cornwall contract valued at £273 million


The value of Biffa’s new contract with Cornwall council to provide waste collection services from February 2021 has been revealed by the authority at £273,584,785 (excluding VAT). Biffa was announced as preferred bidder in ...

25 November 2020

Suspended jail term for Facebook waste operator


A waste operator based in Conwy, Wales who advertised his services on Facebook has been given a suspended prison sentence, after admitting five waste offences at Caernarfon Magistrates Court. The Welsh regulator, Natural Resources...

25 November 2020

Agency in ‘consent’ warning for waste plastics exports


Farmers, agricultural businesses and waste companies are being urged by the Environment Agency to check their waste management processes or face enforcement action. The call comes from what the Agency describes as a “concerning ...

25 November 2020

Environment Bill committee nears report stage


With less than a week to go until the Environment Bill Committee is due to report to parliament with its amendments to the bill, gives a breakdown of some of the amendments put forward and discussions which have taken...

25 November 2020

Ears open for environmental taxes


With Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivering his Spending Review today, the waste and recycling sector will be listening out for any specific relevant measures. Spending generally, including for local authorities and other topics such ...

24 November 2020

CarTakeBack celebrates 15 year anniversary


The scrap car recycling business, CarTakeBack, has celebrated its 15th anniversary. CarTakeBack was launched in 2005 and is a car scrappage company which allows vehicle manufacturers to fulfil their responsibilities under the ...

24 November 2020

SEPA and Nestlé sign sustainability agreement


The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed a “sustainable growth agreement”  with Nestlé UK and Ireland, which will focus on “developing circular economy opportunities in food production, food waste and packaging...

24 November 2020

Project formed to recover gallium from lamps


Lighting industry WEEE compliance scheme Recolight has formed a consortium with five others to research practical methods of recovering gallium when LED lamps are recycled. The consortium comprises of Recolight, HSSMI, S2S ...

24 November 2020

News in brief (24/11/20)


With news on: Pronar shredder from Global Recycling Solutions; Machinex celebrates 50th anniversary; new lid from Storm; and Yotta partners with Panasonic. Pronar ...

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