News Monday 25 January 2021
25 January 2021

Environment Bill reaches report stage  

The Environment Bill will return to parliament tomorrow (26 January) as it reaches its report stage, which gives MPs the opportunity to consider further amendments on the floor of the House of Commons. The House of Commons Library has also published a briefing paper ahead of the sitting, which outlines the progress of the ...

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25 January 2021

Renewi worker wins tribunal after failed drugs test

 

An employment judge has ruled that a decision by waste management company Renewi to dismiss a driver’s mate for gross misconduct, after failing a random drugs test, was unfair. The decision was handed down by Judge Housego on ...

25 January 2021

‘No workplace connections’ with MK Covid-19 deaths

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has indicated there are no apparent connections between the working conditions at a waste site in Milton Keynes and the deaths of two RCV drivers who had tested positive for Covid-19. The ...

25 January 2021

Enovert issued warning over landfill fire  

 

Enovert North has been issued a warning by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) following a fire at its site in Johnstown, Wrexham, last year. The fire broke out on 27 May 2020 at Hafod Quarry Landfill, which involved a “multi ...

22 January 2021

Powys ponders monthly residual collections

 

Powys county council is considering a switch to collecting residual waste just once a month, partly to cut costs and partly because residents continue to recycle “well”. As part of the proposals, the council could also make ...

22 January 2021

Data published online after SEPA cyber attack

 

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says some of the data stolen by what it believes to be “international serious and organised cyber-crime groups” has been illegally published online. In an update given ...

22 January 2021

Wrap and ZWS partner on lockdown food waste project

 

Zero Waste Scotland and Wrap will partner on a national research project that will examine food waste levels during and after lockdown periods. The 18-month project is being lead by Leeds University and follows findings from ...

21 January 2021

Coventry MRF to feature artificial intelligence

 

Coventry city council’s in-house materials recycling facility (MRF) will be “one of the first facilities in the world” to integrate artificial intelligence at the core of its system.   According to Machinex, named ...

21 January 2021

Covid-19: RPS extended; Waste services webinar

 

The Environment Agency has extended the regulatory position statement (RPS) outlining when operators of municipal waste incinerators can accept Covid-19 waste to 31 July 2021. And, a

21 January 2021

MRFs must ‘plan for everything to change’ 

 

Operators of material recycling facilities (MRFs) should “plan for everything to change” when the deposit return scheme (DRS) is implemented, according to the technical director of Suez. Stuart Hayward-Higham was speaking ...

 
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