News Thursday 21 February 2019
20 February 2019

Veolia secures permit for Herts EfW plant

Veolia has been granted an environmental permit for its energy from waste plant at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, as it awaits a final decision on planning approval for the facility. The permit decision for the 350,000 tonnes per annum facility is the latest development in a long-running effort by the company to develop an energy ...

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20 February 2019

Defra to fund digital waste tracking projects


More than £400,000 is to be provided to five companies in the UK to develop “innovative digital solutions” to use technology to track waste from its source through to final disposal. The funding was announced by the ...

20 February 2019

JCB heads waste sector health and safety campaign


JCB has released a series of short films this month as part of an initiative aimed at improving health and safety in the waste and recycling sector. The company has produced five films called ‘WasteWise’ which promote the “...

20 February 2019

Pendle council fined after RCV safety breach


Pendle borough council has been fined £40,000 after a worker’s leg was crushed by a refuse collection vehicle in October 2015. The council was ordered to pay the penalty, as well as legal costs of £14,000 at a hearing at ...

19 February 2019

MPs call for investment in clothing recycling


VIDEO REPORT: The Environmental Audit Committee has released the final report in its inquiry into sustainability in the fashion industry, calling on the government to implement extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation in the sector...

19 February 2019

Call for ‘collaboration’ in Strategy responses


Businesses and trade bodies in the waste and resources sector have responded to the launch of Defra’s anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy consultations yesterday (18 February) and called for a collaborative approach to waste policy.

19 February 2019

Appointments round-up (19/02/2019)


With news on: Recolight’s board appointment; Scania strengthens team; ZenRobotics announces chief executive; and, Recycling Technologies appoints technical director.

19 February 2019

Multi-million pound upgrade for Viridor’s Masons MRF


Viridor is investing £15.4 million in its Masons Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), near Ipswich, to modernise the plant and increase sorting capacity. Investment will increase the capacity of the MRF from 65,000 tonnes per year...

18 February 2019

30% recycled plastic tax level ‘may rise in future’


The government’s tax on plastic packaging will initially set a 30% threshold for recycled content in new products – but could be increased in future, the Treasury has said today. Full details of the tax, which was first ...

18 February 2019

Recycling consistency plans centre on ‘core’ materials


Plans for all local authorities in England to collect the same core set of dry recyclable materials, alongside a separate weekly food waste collection, have been outlined by the government today. The measures form part of Defra’...

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