News Wednesday 21 August 2019
21 August 2019

Viridor cuts ribbon on Glasgow energy facility

The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) operated by Viridor at Polmadie on the south side of Glasgow has been officially opened this week. Susan Aitken, the leader of Glasgow city council attended the ribbon cutting for the facility yesterday (20 August) for the 200,000 tonnes per year capacity energy recovery ...

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21 August 2019

Study hints at ‘hoarding’ of WEEE by householders


Half of the UK’s households have at least one unused electrical item stored which could be recycled, according to a study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The Society has used the study to highlight concern over the ...

21 August 2019

Reconomy links online portal with SmartWaste


Outsourcing specialist Reconomy has linked its online waste management portal with the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) SmartWaste system. The outsourced waste management and recycling provider says that the ...

21 August 2019

Wigan ‘hits target’ after three-weekly switch


Wigan metropolitan borough council has said that its move to a three-weekly residual collection service in 2017 has led to a 4.5% jump in its recycling rate. The council said this week that it has hit a 53% recycling rate in 2018/...

20 August 2019

Midlands authorities eye MRF to cut sorting costs


Coventry city council is leading a group of six Midlands authorities in drawing up plans to build a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in response to ‘rising’ private sector costs for sorting recyclable waste. The ...

20 August 2019

People news round-up (20/08/19)


With news on: New managing director for phs Wastekit; Machinex director to retire; Assent Compliance recruits waste expert; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group makes senior appointments, and; Andusia hires new logistic ...

20 August 2019

Co-op calls for quicker council action on food waste


Supermarket chain, the Co-op, has urged English local authorities to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections and to accept compostable bags as part of the service. In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, the Co-op ...

20 August 2019

Man released under investigation over ‘large-scale’ waste dumping


Police inquiries into widespread illegal dumping of waste across the south east of England are continuing after an individual was released under investigation. In May this year, the Environment Agency confirmed that a 44-year old ...

20 August 2019

Battery technology installed at York landfill site


Ylem Energy has installed what it describes as the UK’s first 1MW battery energy storage system at a landfill-gas generator near York. The battery technology is in place at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin landfill site, which ...

19 August 2019

‘Consider all PRN options, not just a compliance fee’


Martin Trigg-Knight, packaging compliance scheme manager, Clarity Environmental, reasons that the introduction of a compliance fee is not the only way that changes to the PRN system could be made.

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