News Saturday 28 March 2020
28 March 2020

WISH issues waste and COVID-19 advisory document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday 27 March 2020, is expected to become a key document for the waste management sector and local ...

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27 March 2020

HSE adds to national coronavirus guidance


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a bulletin of the latest information and guidance pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic which will be of relevance to the waste and recycling sector. The bulletin from the HSE ...

27 March 2020

Environment bill committee suspended


The work of the committee scrutinising the environment bill has been 

27 March 2020

CARS and metals event postponed to November


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have been postponed until November. 

27 March 2020

‘Keep HWRCs open for wood supply’, WRA says


The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called on the government to keep open household waste and recycling centres which take in waste wood to safeguard the supply of material for industry.  A number of ...

27 March 2020

Recycling Association makes collections plea to Defra


The chief executive of the Recycling Association has called on Defra to ensure recycling collections from households are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Simon Ellin made his plea yesterday (26 March) in a letter ...

26 March 2020

UROC calls for landfill tax deferral


Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has this week called for the landfill tax to be deferred or reduced to improve cash flow among waste businesses and help reduce ...

26 March 2020

Renewi making ‘encouraging progress’ despite virus


Renewi says it is making “encouraging progress” at the market despite the coronavirus and anticipates increasing production progressively during the next financial year. In a trading update for the year up to 31 March, ...

26 March 2020

Competent managers ‘still a requirement’


WAMITAB has issued updated guidance on the positions of Technically Competent Managers (TCMs) at waste sites during this period of coronavirus restrictions. Anyone who operates any form of waste activity must have appropriately ...

26 March 2020

Can the environmental sector battle COVID19?


UNTHA UK’s managing director Marcus Brew considers what the CoronaVirus outbreak could mean for the environmental sector moving forward... OPINION: It has – without a doubt – been the most challenging month encountered by ...