News Tuesday 21 May 2019
21 May 2019

ESA in Mayoral clash over ‘harmful’ London incinerators

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has clashed with the London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a row over the future of energy from waste plants in the capital, labelling the former Tooting MP as “ill-informed”.   The Mayor released a statement this morning, calling on the government to stop permitting the building of “...

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21 May 2019

AHK Group acquires Waste Research consultancy


Inspection and research consultancy Waste Research Ltd has been acquired by Prescot-based Alfred H Knight Group (AHK). Rotherham-based Waste Research was a long-established firm providing analytical and consultancy services to the...

21 May 2019

Final details ahead of Letsrecycle Live opening


With less than 24 hours to the opening of the Letsrecycle Live trade show and exhibition, we provide an overview of everything you will need to know ahead of the two-day event. There is still time to register for your free ...

21 May 2019

MPs probe EfW and recycling rate link


The possibility of a link between energy from waste and low recycling rates was discussed at a committee of MPs yesterday (20 May) with the waste management sector emphasising there was no connection. The ‘link’ and a ...

21 May 2019

Hampshire introduces HWRC ‘non-trade van permits’


Residents in Hampshire will have to pay for a permit to use vans, pick-ups or large trailers to transport their domestic waste to the county’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), under a new scheme implemented by the county council...

21 May 2019

WRAP highlights Plastics Pact actions after first year


Resources body WRAP has said that progress has been made in the first 12 months since the launch of the voluntary ‘Plastics Pact’ to reduce single-use plastic packaging and increase recycling of the material. This comes ...

20 May 2019

Unilever to use ‘detectable’ black plastic in packaging


Consumer goods company Unilever is to use a ‘detectable’ black pigment in plastic packaging for its TRESemmé and Lynx cosmetic product brands, to enable the material to be sorted for recycling in MRFs. Unilever says it will ...

20 May 2019

Cory to invest in Thames barge fleet


Cory Riverside Energy has announced it is investing £7 million to modernise its barge fleet, used for transporting waste along the Thames to its Belvedere energy from waste plant. The money will see an initial 14 barges being built in Liè...

20 May 2019

Basel Convention changes expected to hit plastic exports


Changes to international agreements governing the export of plastic waste will ‘massively harm’ the global trade in plastic for recycling, Europe’s waste industry has claimed. This is the conclusion of FEAD, the European ...

20 May 2019

Excitement builds for first Letsrecycle Live show


Excitement is building for the Letsrecycle Live trade show which opens its doors for the first time to visitors from the waste management sector on Wednesday (22 May). A host of exhibitors have already started arriving on site ...

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