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31 March 2020

Commission moves to ease waste shipment disruption

Measures to limit disruptions to waste shipments transported between EU member states have been published by the European Commission in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Commission says intra-EU shipments of waste are a key link in the supply chain and must be maintained for environmental, public health and economic reasons...

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31 March 2020

REA Organics celebrates 25 years

 

The composting and organic waste recycling trade body, now known as REA Organics, marked its 25 year anniversary on March 12 in what was hailed as “the last conference in the UK for a while”. Composters and those involved in ...

31 March 2020

Cambridge councils roll out electric RCV

 

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service – a partnership between South Cambridgeshire district and Cambridge city councils – has rolled out its first electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV). The fully electric Dennis ...

31 March 2020

Clearer communication needed on coronavirus

 

Ebgert Taylor's chief executive,  Brendan Murphy, gives his view on how well prepared the waste sector is to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. OPINION: The risks of Coronavirus have been made very clear over recent days. ...

31 March 2020

Defra surveys councils’ PPE provision

 

A survey launched by Defra into the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) by councils for waste sector employees ends by close of play today (31 March). With PPE of particular importance during the coronavirus pandemic...

31 March 2020

Chiltern restarts paper but halts food collections

 

Chiltern council has announced that it is restarting paper and card collections this week, less than seven days after they were halted due to staff shortages. However, food collections have been suspended until further notice to ...

31 March 2020

Paper body issues production warning

 

The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) has asked authorities across the continent to help...

31 March 2020

Derby director fined for persistent permit breaches

 

The former director of a recycling firm based in Derby has been prosecuted for persistent breaches in permit regulations, a court heard on Tuesday. A statement from the Environment Agency explained that Warren Steele, a former ...

30 March 2020

Treat all waste as contaminated, global body warns

 

The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, an international organisation for waste sector employees, has told workers to assume that any recyclable or waste materials handled may be contaminated by the coronavirus. The claim was made ...

30 March 2020

Warnings over domestic burning of waste

 

Councils across the country have issued warnings to residents about the dangers of burning waste following a spate of incidents. This comes as some residents have been reportedly setting fire to rubbish, particularly green waste, ...