News Thursday 19 October 2017
19 October 2017

N+P to open Subcoal plant on Teeside

Dutch alternative fuel firm N+P Group is set to open its first UK production facility on Teesside. In an announcement today, the company said that the facility, which will produce higher grade SRF/RDF pellets known as “Subcoal” is expected by mid-2018. The site was formerly owned by Impetus Waste Management, which ...

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19 October 2017

Tett calls for mattress take-back scheme


Councillor Martin Tett, environment spokesperson for the Local Government Association (LGA) has called for more producer responsibility in the wake of a rise in fly tipping incidents in England. Responding to the Government’s ...

horse 19 October 2017

No ‘one horse race’ for deposits, says Incpen


A Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) should not be the ‘only horse’ in the race to improve the recycling rate for drinks containers and to reduce litter, packaging body Incpen said today. The organisation was responding to a recent ...

19 October 2017

Concerns raised over European packaging plan


The European packaging industry has called for the free movement of packaging and packaged goods within the EU to be safeguarded in the Circular Economy Package. Concerns have been raised that a more national rather than EU-wide ...

19 October 2017

Stewart Davies ‘will remain’ as ESA chairman


Stewart Davies will remain as chairman of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), a spokesperson confirmed this morning (19 October). There was uncertainty surrounding whether Dr Davies would remain as ESA chairman following...

18 October 2017

WRAP highlights ‘quality’ in response to China concerns


Marcus Gover, chief executive of the resources charity WRAP, has called for a “collaborative” approach in response to concerns over tighter import controls on waste materials to China. The comments came in a letter responding ...

18 October 2017

ESA chairmanship uncertain as Augean chief resigns


The chief executive of hazardous waste treatment firm Augean Plc, Stewart Davies, has this week resigned from his post with immediate effect. The announcement came in a board changes and trading update published on Monday (16 ...

18 October 2017

CIWM president highlights ‘global waste emergency’


 The incoming CIWM president has claimed that there is an ongoing “global waste emergency” in countries across the world, where residents do not have access to adequate waste services. Making his inaugural ...

WEEE fee 18 October 2017

Valpak and JTA submit WEEE fee proposals


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published details of the two proposals submitted to draw up a compliance fee methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling in 2017. ...

18 October 2017

News in brief (17/10/17)


With news on: FCC's health and safety accolade; Viridor's call for input into lithium battery detection; NERF's annual conference; ESG's rebranding and Global Recycling Day. 

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