News Thursday 28 January 2021
27 January 2021

Defra publishes Waste Management Plan for England

Defra says it expects changes to local authority collections infrastructure to increase consistency in recycling to be done “at the earliest opportunity”. Defra is currently consulting on measures to increase consistency in the materials collected for recycling. It expects expect the reforms, including the separate weekly ...

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27 January 2021

WISH confirms waste crews do not face higher Covid risk


The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum has reiterated that national media reports which claimed refuse workers are more at risk from covid-19, are “not warranted”. The reports in some mainstream media claimed ...

27 January 2021

Suez to supply waste to three Wheelabrator plants


Suez recycling and recovery UK has signed a “long term contract” to supply residual waste to three proposed energy from waste (EfW) plants operated by Wheelabrator Technologies. The partnership will see Suez supply ...

27 January 2021

‘Worrying’ rise in aggression towards waste staff


There has been a "worrying rise" in the levels of aggression shown to waste staff, with incidents up 50% in some areas, speakers at the Waste and Recycling During the Coronavirus Pandemic webinar have said.  Speakers at the seventh ...

27 January 2021

UKRI offers firms £24m to deliver Plastics Pact targets


United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) is to provide £24 million to fund projects run by businesses looking to deliver the UK’s 2025 Plastics Pact targets.  The UKRI’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging programme ...

27 January 2021

Trial begins over fatal 2015 explosion at Bosley mill


The trial of a director and two mill managers of Wood Treatment Ltd began at Chester Nightingale Court yesterday (26 January). Company director George Boden, 64, of Stockport, has denied four counts of gross negligence ...

26 January 2021

Environment Bill delayed to ‘next parliamentary session’


The government has made a surprise announcement that the Environment Bill will be carried over to the “next parliamentary session”, with the recycling minister Rebecca Pow saying Royal Assent for the bill can now be expected in the autumn...

26 January 2021

ONS clarifies Covid mortality rate for refuse workers


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed to that refuse collectors/binmen in England and Wales don't have a higher Covid-19 mortality rate, as has been reported in some national media. Data ...

26 January 2021

Viridor joins carbon capture trade association


Viridor says it has become the first energy from waste (EfW) company to join the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA). As the trade association promoting the commercial deployment of carbon capture technology, the ...

26 January 2021

Tarmac and Eco-Power strike SRF deal


Tarmac, the UKs largest road surfacing company, has signed a solid recovered fuel (SRF) pellet supply deal with Eco-Power Environmental, which describes itself as a sustainable fuel company. As part of ...

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