News Thursday 14 November 2019
13 November 2019

Waste paper prices ‘at ten year low’

The recovered paper market is experiencing a ‘ten year low’ in terms of prices and the situation is expected to remain challenging for 6-9 months, according to the Recycling Association. And, it said that businesses are being impacted by ‘restrictive practices’ by UK mills among a number of uncertain factors. That...

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13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president

 

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

13 November 2019

Trade waste boosts Biffa revenues

 

Biffa has reported half year results to 27 September 2019 which showed net revenues up by 8.7% to £560 million and underlying operating profit (before exceptional items) up 8.3%. Alongside the numbers issued today (13 November), ...

13 November 2019

AEB works completed ‘ahead of schedule’

 

All six combustion lines at Amsterdam’s AEB energy from waste plant are now back online, and the facility’s operators have said it will “gradually” reach contracted volumes again soon. The facility, which was commissioned ...

12 November 2019

People news round-up (12/11/19)

 

With news on:Mick George appoints new CFO; Additions for waste and recycling recruiters; UKWSL expands corporate team; Vanden Recycling appoints business development manager

12 November 2019

‘Investment needed’ for Scottish Circular Economy Bill

 

Councils need to see more investment from Holyrood ahead of the Scottish government’s Circular Economy Bill, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The group has warned that improvements in recycling ...

12 November 2019

Potter Group charges dismissed at Pembroke Dock trial

 

All charges against Sundorne Products (Llanidloes) Ltd – also known as Potter Group – in relation to its site at Unit 41, Pembroke Dock have been dismissed at trial. Potter Group faced ten charges relating to breaching its ...

12 November 2019

Dutch ‘RDF tax’ faces critical vote

 

The Netherlands’ House of Representatives will vote this week on its government’s tax plans for 2020, which include a €31 per tonne tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The tax could have a big impact on the UK ...

11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption

 

Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

11 November 2019

ADBA writes to party leaders outlining ‘wish list’

 

The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to all national party leaders setting out a ‘wish list’ of actions it would like government to take to bring clarity to the sector. The letter outlined...