News Sunday 31 May 2020
29 May 2020

Textile recyclers prepare for shop reopenings

Discussions are underway between charity shops and textile recyclers over the cost of collecting unsold stock, as non-essential retailers begin to open their doors next month.   Both sides have said they are keen to resume collections of unsold stock, but some textile recyclers have said they ...

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29 May 2020

Guidelines published for reopening of Scottish HWRCs

 

Guidance for Scottish local authorities on how to reopen and manage household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) has been published by the Scottish government and COSLA. Key aspects of the guidance include advising limiting the ...

29 May 2020

LWARB to host third Circular Economy Week  

 

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) will host its third Circular Economy Week  next week, which will focus on cities and how they can reduce Co2 emissions from the production and use of products and materials. The ...

29 May 2020

Greenpeace calls for plastics recycling investigation 

 

Environmental campaigner Greenpeace has called for an investigation into the plastics recycling industry after its studies found imports of the material from Europe has caused an "environmental crisis" in Malaysia. In a report...

29 May 2020

Agency uses tech to regulate sector

 

The Environment Agency says it has relied on technology to help it regulate the waste industry during the coronavirus pandemic. It says that by using online services such as Zoom, checking CCTV video footage and requesting ...

29 May 2020

DS Smith launches ‘social distancing separators’  

 

Packaging company DS Smith has designed cardboard separators which it says will help with social distancing across a variety of sectors.  The company said that the "sustainable barriers" can be used across sectors such as ...

28 May 2020

Shareholders approve Viridor sale

 

The £4.2 billion sale of Viridor to Planets UK Bidco Limited has moved a step closer after Pennon Group shareholders approved the deal at a general meeting this morning (28 May).  The deal rema

28 May 2020

Bywaters wins Tower Hamlets MRF contract

 

Bywaters has won a contract worth nearly £8 million to provide materials recycling facility (MRF) services for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The contract, for which Bywaters were the only bidders, will see the waste ...

28 May 2020

Residual waste processed at EfW plants jumps 9.9%

 

The tonnage of residual waste processed at energy from waste (EfW) plants in the UK increased by 9.9% from 2018 to 2019, according to a report released by consultancy firm Tolvik. In its annual report on EfW statistics from the UK...

28 May 2020

Jacobs in organics call for green waste quality

 

The need to get plastics waste out of the green waste stream from households is a “big messaging agenda”, Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association, has emphasised in an exclusive video interview with ...