News Tuesday 22 September 2020
22 September 2020

Consumers support EPR, finds Viridor poll 

This year's Viridor Recycling Index poll, published today (22 September), found that nearly two thirds of consumers believe that producers should bear the cost of recycling waste materials. The poll of 8,000 consumers was carried out by researcher YouGov for Viridor. It showed that 67% of respondents believe that taxpayers ...

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22 September 2020

Biffa and Nestlé strike recycled plastic deal


Biffa has partnered with Nestlé Waters UK, the bottled water division of Nestlé UK, to provide the drinks company with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) made from British recycled plastic. Nestlé Waters UK has ...

22 September 2020

Software launched to ‘streamline’ MRF design


VIDEO REPORT: Start-up technology firm SortFlow has launched a software platform which it says will help “streamline” the design process for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs). The software is in its final stage of ...

22 September 2020

Awards for Excellence 2020 finalists revealed


The shortlist of finalists for the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed. Now in their 17th year, the Awards, which are organised by, recognise innovation, ...

22 September 2020

DAERA launches performance indicator consultation


The Northern Irish government has launched a consultation looking to redefine the key performance indicators used to measure how well councils do with waste and recycling. Northern Ireland’s department of agriculture, ...

21 September 2020

Companies and councils mark Recycle Week 2020  


A number of local authorities and businesses have today (21 September) launched initiatives to mark Recycle Week, which launched this morning. Recycle Week 2020 was launched under the banner ‘Together - We Recycle’, with the ...

21 September 2020

Agency sets out new standards for organics sector


VIDEO REPORT: Over 100 combustion plants - primarily anaerobic digestion - in the organics sector have received notices from the Environment Agency stating what they must do to comply with Best Available Techniques (BAT) guidance. 

21 September 2020

Appointment briefs (21/09/20)


With news on: EPA adds director to its board; Sackers appoints new chairman; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group appoints CFO; and, DS Smith appoints new group HR director. ...

21 September 2020

Greenwich crew features in Recycle Week film message


Collection workers and drivers from the Royal London borough of Greenwich feature in a short film released by WRAP today to mark Recycle Week. The message behind the “emotive film” is one of thanking key workers, said Recycle ...

21 September 2020

Paper Round drops term ‘mixed recycling’


London-based recycling and waste management company Paper Round announced today (21 September) it will stop using the term ‘mixed recycling’ for any of its commingled collection services. The company will rename the services...

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