News Friday 15 December 2017
15 December 2017

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The plant operators reason that the lower than expected recycling rates in 2017 – for waste electrical and ...

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15 December 2017

SRF & RDF market trends and conference insight


I was fortunate enough to be asked to chair one of the sessions at the recent RDF conference hosted by in London, which is without doubt the single best event of the year for getting your head around the myriad of issues, ...

14 December 2017

Council focus in scientists’ report


The role local authorities play in improving recycling performance has been explored in the Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser published today on waste and resources. Accompanying the report, a large volume of ...

14 December 2017

Scientists press for waste to be used as UK resource


Top government scientists today recommended that the exporting or disposing of waste should end. The lack of support for exports comes in a government-funded report which describes ‘waste’ as an “enormous opportunity” ...

14 December 2017

Consistency needed for ‘on the go’ recycling – Recoup


A consistency programme for recycling bins on streets is needed to tackle high levels of contamination and confusion among the public, according to plastics recycling organisation RECOUP. However, at present the costs vs

14 December 2017

Countrystyle fined after ‘life threatening’ incident


Countrystyle Recycling Ltd, has been fined after a 34-year old worker suffered ‘life threatening’ head injuries, in 2015. Following a hearing at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (12 December), the waste and waste ...

13 December 2017

News in Brief (13/12/2017)


With news on: Willshee's hits RDF milestone; one millionth tonne for Ardley; Biofertiliser Certification Scheme’s record membership; Buckingham satisfied with HWRCs; and, LondonEnergy invests in fleet.

13 December 2017

Recyclers issue advice on ‘confusing’ packaging


Ahead of the Christmas period, consumers are being given advice on how to dispose of ‘confusing’ packaging items. The Recycling Association’s message to the general public is “If in doubt, throw it out” when recycling ...

13 December 2017

BMRA ‘dismayed’ over scrap dealers act review


The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has said it is 'dismayed' by the Home Office’s decision not to amend the conditions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. But, the Home Office reports that levels of metal theft ...

Sellers 12 December 2017

Visionscape buys Sellers Containers


Visionscape has continued on its acquisition trail in the waste equipment and supplies sector with the purchase of Sellers UK from Egbert H. Taylor’s. Last month Dubai-based Visionscape bought Gelpack, a food and waste sacks and...

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