News Thursday 25 April 2019
25 April 2019

Waste companies ‘unsung heroes’ of green movement

Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has praised the role of the waste management industry in efforts to improve the environment. The comments came in a speech to a roundtable event organised by Keep Britain Tidy at Middlesex University yesterday (24 April). However, despite praising the waste industry, Ms Howard ...

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25 April 2019

Equipment news round-up (25/04/2019)


With news on: Whitham Mills refurbishes baler; JCB Hydradig for RiverRidge; Crapper invests in shredder; Stockton tackles flytipping with cameras; AMCS secures certification.

25 April 2019

Government ‘passing the buck’ on post-Brexit environmental laws


Government plans for post-Brexit environmental regulation will effectively ‘pass the buck’ to local authorities over failure to meet future green goals. This is the conclusion of the Environmental Audit Committee, led by the ...

Jacob Hayler 25 April 2019

Theory will need to be turned into action, but with great care


OPINION: Environmental Services Association executive director Jacob Hayler reflects on some of the discussion around the government's Resources and Waste Strategy consultations. It’s been a busy last few weeks where I and ...

25 April 2019

Fast fashion ‘a social and environmental problem’


Efforts to tackle textile waste and other environmental impacts from ‘fast fashion’ could hit the poorest of society, a panel session in London heard this week. The ‘Fashion Question Time’ event took place the V&A ...

24 April 2019

Biffa backs twin-stream recycling collection system


Waste management firm Biffa has outlined its 'recommended' system for household recycling, favouring the separate collection of paper and card. In a report published today (24 April), the national waste services firm suggests that...

24 April 2019

Ipswich drops commingled organics service


A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an...

24 April 2019

Delay Scottish landfill ban, suggests CIWM


In the wake of a report for the Scottish Government damning the preparation so far within Scotland for dealing with the 2021 landfill ban, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has suggested that one solution is for the ban to...

24 April 2019

Murrays takes over disability equipment reuse service


Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, has announced that Worcestershire-based medical equipment specialists Murrays Medical, will be taking over the running of its equipment recycling service. The charity set up the ‘...

24 April 2019

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’


Local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government has said. And, the Eunomia report commissioned by the ...

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