News Thursday 21 September 2017
20 September 2017

Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant

Veolia officially reopened the plastic milk bottle reprocessing plant in Dagenham yesterday (19 September), which the company has said will produce around 10,000 tonnes of high quality food grade HDPE pellets annually. The Dagenham Plastics Facility, which recycles milk bottles into HDPE pellets, was acquired by the waste ...

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20 September 2017

Two suffer ‘serious injuries’ in Nottingham AD blast


Two men have suffered serious injuries in a gas explosion at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Nottinghamshire today (20 September), emergency services have said. The incident occurred at a site operated by food waste recycler...

20 September 2017

Agency to consult on ‘risk-based’ regulation in 2018


Planned changes to the way that fees for compliance with environmental permitting regulations are assessed have been pushed back to 2018, the Environment Agency has confirmed. The Agency has been considering changes to its ...

20 September 2017

Viridor highlights EfW investment in sustainability report


Viridor has outlined its continued investment in energy recovery facilities, in the company’s latest sustainability report, released this week. In its Sustainability Report 2017, the waste and resources management ...

19 September 2017

Bradford to sign ‘milestone’ 12-year waste contract


Bradford council will reach a “major milestone” on Thursday (21 September) as it signs a 12-year contract for waste treatment with Associated Waste Management (AWM). The Yorkshire-based company was named in April as the ...

19 September 2017

HSE outlines safety plan for waste and recycling sector


The Health and Safety Executive has targeted a reduction in injuries and fatalities to waste workers caused by moving machinery, in its latest plan for the sector. HSE has published sector plans this week (18 September) for 19 ...

19 September 2017

Birmingham waste workers vote to continue strike


Birmingham refuse workers involved in a long-running dispute over potential job cuts, yesterday (18 September) voted to continue strike action. Trade union Unite, which represents the council’s refuse workers, said action could ...

19 September 2017

Wigan prepares for collections overhaul


Wigan council has set forth a major communications campaign to introduce changes to its waste and recycling service at the end of September, which include a switch to a three-weekly residual waste collection. Speaking to ...

19 September 2017

Why recycle? Because it’s worth it


As Recycle Week gears up for its launch next week (25 September), Peter Maddox, director at WRAP provides an insight into this year's campaign on the value of recycling. Many of us working in the waste and recycling ...

19 September 2017

Cory selected as preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets contract


Cory Riverside Energy has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets council’s residual waste disposal contract – and is in line to take the contract over from Veolia. The contract, which could run for up to 17 ...

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