News Sunday 19 August 2018
17 August 2018

Weir Waste deal strengthens Biffa in West Midlands

Biffa has acquired Weir Waste Services, a major waste and recycling business in the West Midlands. And, Biffa also revealed today (17 August) that it has made three further acquisitions in the current financial year. The purchase of Weir Waste is by far the largest of the three was purchased for “a consideration plus debt ...

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18 August 2018

Treasury: ‘Public back tax link’ to boost recycling


The Treasury has confirmed that a “record number” of responses were received to a call for evidence earlier this year on how changes to the tax system could be used to reduce the levels of single waste plastics. And, among...

17 August 2018

Smurfit Kappa appoints Collier as managing director


Smurfit Kappa UK has appointed a former SCA Recycling director, Chris Collier,  as its new managing director. Mr Collier, who most recently had responsibility for Veolia’s local authority contracts in the East region, has ...

17 August 2018

HMRC clarifies landfill tax changes


HMRC has issued a clarification statement on the landfill tax changes it introduced in April 2018,  with the body further explaining who is responsible for the tax on disposals at unauthorised sites. Earlier this year, HMRC ...

17 August 2018

Going Circular with the 4th Industrial Revolution


OPINION: Dan Botterill, CEO of AI consultancy firm Ditto Sustainability, explains how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help towards achieving a more circular economy. The 4th Industrial revolution conjures imagery of all kinds of...

16 August 2018

Fire ongoing at Recresco’s Cheshire site


A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish. It started at around midday on Tuesday (14 August), involving about “600-...

Mat Prosser 16 August 2018

Collaborating on quality


DS Smith Recycling (UK) managing director, Mat Prosser, explains to Steve Eminton how a collaborative approach to quality in fibre supply is paramount. For Mat Prosser, managing director of DS Smith Recycling (UK), the need to ...

16 August 2018

EMR ‘must sell’ five sites, rules competition authority


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that global metals recycling company EMR must sell five of the UK sites it owns as part of a recent acquisition, to avoid creating a “worse deal for consumers”. The CMA...

15 August 2018

Blaze hits JWS waste site in Salford


The Greater Manchester Fire Service has confirmed that police and ambulance crews attended a fire last night (August 14) at a site owned by JWS Waste and Recycling in Salford. However, the company has since said it is ...

15 August 2018

Cups and cartons HWRC pilot launches in Cornwall


Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

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