News Saturday 16 February 2019
15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together

The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the interplay of strategy measures, and in particular the four areas to be consulted on shortly was ...

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15 February 2019

Appointments round-up (15/02/2019)


With news on: Two appointments for Powerday; Grundon recruits estates director; Mick George expands team; and, a hat-trick for UNTHA. Two appointments for ...

15 February 2019

London Fashion Week sparks recycling debate


The start of London Fashion Week – which launches today (15 February) – has led to renewed calls for retailers and manufacturers to work with the textile recycling industry to address waste from ‘fast fashion’. London ...

15 February 2019

Latest exhibitors confirmed for Letsrecycle Live


Two exhibitors – Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd and Specialist Fleet Services – have confirmed their places at the Letsrecycle Live trade show and conference in May. Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd will be giving live ...

15 February 2019

Lord Deben: recycling reforms must deliver value for money


Government measures to overhaul the system for recycling and waste management in England must deliver ‘value for money’, Lord Deben, has told And, he urged a cautious approach to implementation of a Deposit ...

15 February 2019

WEEE Fund to finance ‘route to waste’ research


Money from the £8 million WEEE compliance fee fund will be used to pay for research into the sources and destinations of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising in the UK. It is hoped that the research will help ...

14 February 2019

Court injunction refused in Birmingham collection dispute


A trade union has warned that it may escalate industrial action against Birmingham council over waste collection practices – despite failing in a bid for a temporary High Court injunction. This is the latest development in a ...

14 February 2019

Targets ‘unachievable’ without non-household waste


England will not reach a 65% municipal recycling target without an increase in the recycling of waste from non-household sources. That’s according to Claire Shrewsbury, head of government and communities at resources charity ...

14 February 2019

Plastics export markets needed, says Recycling Association


The Recycling Association has countered calls for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling saying that export markets are vital for the sector. The comments come in response to a call from a number of politicians ...

14 February 2019

UK achieved 45.7% recycling rate in 2017


The UK achieved a 45.7% recycling and composting rate on waste from households collected in 2017, figures published today (14 February) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs indicate. This represents a ...

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