News Thursday 6 August 2020
5 August 2020

Recycleye gains funding for MRF sensor technologies  

London-based start-up Recycleye has secured £500,000 in funding from Innovate UK to trial a sensor it says replicates “the power of human vision” to identify items in waste streams. With the funding Recycleye says it hopes to implement its Vision sensor into material recycling facilities (MRFs) to benefit an industry ...

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5 August 2020

EA chief executive praises ‘good regulation’

 

Good regulation is essential for tackling the climate emergency and rebooting the economy in the wake of coronavirus, the chief executive of the Environment Agency argued yesterday (4 August). In a speech to the London Chamber of ...

5 August 2020

Microsoft commits to zero waste by 2030

 

Software and tech giant Microsoft has announced a commitment to zero waste from its direct operations, products and packaging by 2030 as part of the company’s sustainability strategy. And, employees' own waste outputs will also be targeted...

4 August 2020

Wokingham leader threatens to ‘part company’ with Re3

 

The leader of Wokingham borough council has threatened to “part company” with the Re3 waste partnership, if an agreement on the “future direction” of waste and recycling can’t be reached. Speaking at a Joint Waste ...

4 August 2020

Challenge planned over Javelin Park ruling

 

Gloucestershire-based community group Community R4C intends to challenge a recent High Court ruling relating to the Javelin Park energy from waste (EfW) contract. In a ruling handed down on 17 July, Justice Jonathon Russon said ...

4 August 2020

Cause of Beddington fire remains unknown

 

A report published by the London Fire Brigade has concluded that the cause of a fire at Viridor’s energy from waste (EfW) plant in Beddington, South London, on 11 July 2019 remains unknown. Details of the report were discussed ...

4 August 2020

First Mile snaps up capital’s Giraffe Recycling

 

London-based First Mile has announced the acquisition of specialist local waste and recycling collector Giraffe Recycling, which also operates in the capital. The acquisition, which became effective on 29 July, follows the ...

3 August 2020

Recycle Now ‘blown away’ by commercial backing

 

The national recycling campaign for England, Recycle Now, says it has been “blown away” by the response to its call for commercial backing for the 17th annual Recycle Week. PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckinser, Ecosurety and ...

3 August 2020

Essex CC reveals Tovi Eco Park ‘in administration’

 

Residual waste which had been going to the Tovi Eco Park facility in Basildon, Essex, is now to go to landfill, Essex county council has confirmed. And the authority has revealed that the operator of Tovi Eco Park – UBB Waste (...

3 August 2020

Eighth WISH Covid-19 guidance document published

 

The eighth edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s document for managing coronavirus risks in the sector was published today (3 August) with more observations on masks and face coverings. Known as ...