News Monday 28 May 2018
25 May 2018

ESA: Meeting EU recycling targets ‘challenging’

The UK could meet the overall recycling rates required under the Circular Economy proposals, but it will be difficult and costly for both local authorities and the commercial sector, a report by the ESA has found. The news comes in the first of two new reports, launched today, looking at what it will take to meet the recycling ...

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25 May 2018

Viridor sees ‘strong performance’ in ERFs


Viridor made a profit of £70.8m last year before tax, thanks in part, to growth in earnings from its energy recovery facilities (ERFs). The profit level compares to £60.4m the previous year. And, while profits were up overall, ...

25 May 2018

Defra compendium reveals RDF exports fall


A compendium of data published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirms that the UK narrowly missed the battery recycling target in 2016, that RDF exports reduced slightly in 2017 and the waste sector employs ...

24 May 2018

Grundon RCV converted to dual-fuel running


Grundon Waste Management has unveiled an ultra-low emission, hydrogen diesel dual-fuel refuse collection vehicle. Thought to be a first for the industry, the RCV, built at a cost of £177,000 and designed to help cut air ...

24 May 2018

Renewi reports ongoing pressure on UK margins


Waste-to-product business, Renewi, announced today that it expects to benefit from long term structural growth in European recycling, despite reporting a loss of £50m last year before tax. This loss was in part due to the ...

24 May 2018

CARS conference: Programme announced


The European Commission director general for end of life vehicles and batteries will headline the CARS conference, which takes place on the 11 & 12 of July 2018 at the NAEC, in Stoneleigh. Artemis Hatzi-Hull, who has more ...

24 May 2018

Obituary: Brian Perry, chairman of Perrys Recycling


Brian Perry, chairman of south west business Perrys Recycling, has died at the age of 78. Hugely popular and well-liked for a friendly and knowledgeable approach to business over many years, his death last week (May 17 2018) has ...

23 May 2018

Illness sees Coffey’s role taken on by David Rutley


Defra has issued a statement announcing that David Rutley MP has been appointed temporarily as parliamentary under secretary of state at Defra, replacing Thérèse Coffey MP as she “recovers from a period of illness”. Dr ...

23 May 2018

Plastics focus for Recycle Week 2018


WRAP has announced the theme for Recycle Week 2018: ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ Taking place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September 2018, this year the focus will be on plastics. And, the ...

23 May 2018

Keith Trower calms the markets at Viridor


INTERVIEW: In the wake of months of volatile recycling markets, the appointment of a former oil man to head up Viridor’s resource and recycling division looks to have been a sound move. Keith Trower, who took on the post of ...

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