News Wednesday 20 June 2018
19 June 2018

Court rules against VAT exemptions appeal

EXCLUSIVE: Max Recycle has been denied permission to appeal a 2016 ruling which stated that VAT exemptions provided to local authorities for waste collections were not anti-competitive.   The rejection was handed down by Mr Justice Nugee at the Upper Tribunal Tax and Chancery Chamber, earlier this month (June 8). Justice...

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19 June 2018

First Circular Economy Week hits London


Organisations across London are being encouraged to contribute to the capital’s first Circular Economy Week, which takes place this week (18 – 22 June). Led by the London Waste and Recycling Board’s (LWARB) Circular Economy ...

18 June 2018

‘Accidental’ fire at plastics site put out


South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has this afternoon (18 June) confirmed that a fire at a plastics recycling facility owned by Moulding Solutions in Rotherham is now out. The service also stated that “in the early ...

18 June 2018

Treasury minister links taxes to recycled materials


A Treasury minister today commented that the government is looking at how the tax system or charges can link in with more use of recycled materials, writes Sarah Horton. The focus on the tax system was highlighted by ...

18 June 2018

Suez’ Wilton EfW facility officially opened


The Wilton energy from waste (EfW) facility on Teeside was officially opened last week by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Suez recycling and recovery UK. The facility manages the household waste generated daily...

18 June 2018

WasteAid walk to crisscross London bridges


With only five days to go until this year's WasteAid walk, on June 23, more than 120 people are to take part and walk 15.5 miles in London to raise awareness against marine plastics, writes Sarah Horton. The walk, which...

18 June 2018

DS Smith recovers paper costs increase


DS Smith today (18 June) reported strong organic box volume growth of +5.2% with growth in all regions, in its 12 months annual figures to 30 April 2018. An upbeat chief executive, Miles Ropers declared that the company has been ...

18 June 2018

Tension builds over DIY charges in Norfolk


Tension has been building over the introduction of DIY waste charges at Norfolk’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), with one local resident taking a stand. Last week, Norfolk county council has confirmed that police ...

18 June 2018

Circular Economy package officially published


The European Union has published the Circular Economy Package in its Official Journal, which means the legislation will enter into force next month. The legislation was signed on Thursday (June 14) which means the requirements ...

18 June 2018

Recycle Now launches campaign toolkit


Recycle Now has introduced a new communications toolkit for local authorities and partners, designed to motivate public behaviour change to improve recycling. The toolkit utilises a social norming messaging style, which aims to ...

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