News Sunday 20 September 2020
18 September 2020

Committee scrutinises government WEEE policy

Criticisms were made over the “disparity” in responsibilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) between physical and online retailers yesterday (17 September). The comments were made at an Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) session, the committee’s last in its inquiry into electronic waste and the ...

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18 September 2020

News in brief (18/09/20)


With news on: Comply Direct wins health and wellbeing awards; Re-Gen uses new baler to reduce loading times; UK Polymers back Iceland's plastic reporting; and, Waste sector's carbon impact in Scotland at 'record low'.

18 September 2020

LARAC 2020 Awards finalists revealed


The local authorities and individuals shortlisted as finalists for this year’s Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) Awards have been announced. The annual event, now in its twelfth year, recognises the ...

17 September 2020

Fire crews tackling Telford landfill blaze


Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has been tackling a large fire at the Granville Recycling Plant, near Telford, since around 5am today (17 September). The landfill site is run by Welsh waste management company Potter Group...

17 September 2020

Free food caddy liners dropped in Telford and Wrekin 


Telford and Wrekin council has announced that households will no longer receive free food caddy liners, as the local authority said they are “no longer sustainable” for its waste contractor Veolia to provide. The council ...

17 September 2020

Richmond and EMR strike weighbridge deal


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has reached an agreement with the London borough of Richmond upon Thames following a dispute over the amount paid for metal from its recycling centre. Payments will now be made by EMR using Richmond...

17 September 2020

Defra surveys Covid-19 waste budget impact


A survey of all English councils is currently underway, seeking to understand whether they have taken a financial hit in providing waste services during the pandemic. The survey is being carried out by the Department for ...

17 September 2020

Suez in PreZero talks over part European sale


Suez has signed an agreement with the parent company of supermarket chain Lidl, which will see “exclusive negotiations” take place for the sale of Suez Recycling &...

16 September 2020

ADEPT publishes final waste survey results


In its final survey analysing the impact of Covid-19 on council waste services, the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) found that nearly a quarter of recycling services remained disrupted. The ...

16 September 2020

Greenwich set to introduce fortnightly collections


The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s cabinet is set to approve the introduction of fortnightly residual waste collections today (16 September), after a report recommended the proposal as part of cost saving measures.  If the proposals gain ...

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