News Friday 24 January 2020
24 January 2020

Norfolk to reduce waste sent to Great Blakenham

Norfolk county council has come to an agreement with Suffolk county council which will allow for some of its residual waste to continue to be treated as part of the latter’s waste contract with Suez. While the current arrangement, which runs to 2021, sees 40,000 tonnes per year sent to Suez’s Great Blakenham plant, the ...

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24 January 2020

North Ayrshire approves Doveryard EfW

 

North Ayrshire council has granted waste management company Doveryard Ltd permission to build a 180,000 tonnes per annum capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Irvine. The plant, sited at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate, ...

24 January 2020

Tesco removes plastic from multipacks

 

Supermarket chain Tesco has today announced that it is to stop selling plastic-wrapped multipacks and allow consumers instead to have multibuy deals on tinned food from 2 March. And, the supermarket chain said trials it had ...

24 January 2020

Food waste down by 7%, WRAP says

 

Total food waste levels fell by 480,000 tonnes between 2015 and 2018 – a 7% reduction per person – according to a report published today (24 January) by sustainability charity WRAP. The data has been released as part of an...

23 January 2020

Woman jailed for family-run illegal waste site

 

A woman from Kent whose family ran an illegal waste storage and processing business at their farm near Faversham has been jailed for 30 weeks. An Environment Agency statement explained that Lucy Mete, 26, was sentenced at ...

23 January 2020

Warning in Wales over ‘cheap’ waste fees

 

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has published a price list of what a “legitimate” waste carrier would charge in parts of Wales, warning that anything below this should be treated with caution. This comes as the regulatory body ...

23 January 2020

Climate Committee urges action on food waste

 

There needs to be "universal separate food waste collection" to deliver the government’s net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, according to a report published today, 23 January, by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

23 January 2020

East Northants praises kerbside WEEE collections

 

East Northamptonshire council says it has gathered approximately 13 tonnes of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) since a weekly kerbside collection was launched last month. On 09 December, the council announced...

23 January 2020

Concern over Single Use Plastic ‘loopholes’

 

The impact of the EU’s Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive could be diminished by potential ‘loopholes’, a report from consultancy Eunomia has warned. The Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive passed into EU law in June 2019 ...

22 January 2020

Portsmouth ‘prioritises’ food waste over plastics

 

Portsmouth city council has today (January 22) announced plans to ‘prioritise’ the recycling of food waste over plastics in the wake of 42 containers of plastic waste being returned to the UK by Malaysia. On Monday (20 January...