News Friday 22 September 2017
21 September 2017

Councils gear up for Recycle Week

With Recycle Week less than a week away, councils around the country are preparing for the week-long event to raise awareness of recycling and waste issues. Taking place between 25 September and 1 October, Recycle Week is organised by resource charity WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. WRAP’s theme this year is ‘...

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21 September 2017

Birmingham waste strike on hold following court ruling

 

Birmingham city council's refuse collection will suspend strike action, following a High Court ruling over redunancies yesterday (20 September). Trade union Unite, which represents the workers, announced that the High Court ...

21 September 2017

Tesco suppliers to publish food waste data

 

Tesco has announced ‘ground-breaking’ partnerships with suppliers, which will involve the publication of food waste data throughout the supply chain. The retailer has announced partnership agreements with 24 of its largest ...

21 September 2017

London’s waste ‘could rise by 1 million tonnes’

 

The volume of waste collected by local authorities in London could rise by up to 1 million tonnes per year if the population grows as expected over the next three decades. This is among the headline figures in a report published ...

20 September 2017

Two suffer ‘serious injuries’ in Nottingham AD blast

 

Two men have suffered serious injuries in a gas explosion at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Nottinghamshire today (20 September), emergency services have said. The incident occurred at a site operated by food waste recycler...

20 September 2017

Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant

 

Veolia officially reopened the plastic milk bottle reprocessing plant in Dagenham yesterday (19 September), which the company has said will produce around 10,000 tonnes of high quality food grade HDPE pellets annually. The ...

20 September 2017

Agency to consult on ‘risk-based’ regulation in 2018

 

Planned changes to the way that fees for compliance with environmental permitting regulations are assessed have been pushed back to 2018, the Environment Agency has confirmed. The Agency has been considering changes to its ...

20 September 2017

Viridor highlights EfW investment in sustainability report

 

Viridor has outlined its continued investment in energy recovery facilities, in the company’s latest sustainability report, released this week. In its Sustainability Report 2017, the waste and resources management ...

19 September 2017

Bradford to sign ‘milestone’ 12-year waste contract

 

Bradford council will reach a “major milestone” on Thursday (21 September) as it signs a 12-year contract for waste treatment with Associated Waste Management (AWM). The Yorkshire-based company was named in April as the ...

19 September 2017

HSE outlines safety plan for waste and recycling sector

 

The Health and Safety Executive has targeted a reduction in injuries and fatalities to waste workers caused by moving machinery, in its latest plan for the sector. HSE has published sector plans this week (18 September) for 19 ...

 
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