News Monday 24 February 2020
24 February 2020

Body found in back of Biffa RCV

A man’s body has been found today (24 February) in the back of a Biffa refuse collection vehicle in Camberwell, south London. The vehicle is thought to have been collecting commercial waste from a yard and the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body were described by police so far as "unexplained". The ...

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24 February 2020

Surge in people sleeping in bins, research shows

 

More than a third of waste companies discovered people sleeping in bins within the last 12 months, compared to just 21% in 2014, research suggests. Undertaken by waste management company Biffa, the Open University and the ...

24 February 2020

News in brief (24/02/20)

 

With news on: Suez named one of UK’s Best Big Companies to Work For; Lowry Hotel to recycle half-used soaps; waste prevention fund available to Liverpool community groups; and, Whitham Mills to supply Leadec with baler.

24 February 2020

Veolia launches scheme to manage abuse

 

Veolia and West Berkshire council are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the abuse the waste management company's crew receive in their day-to-day work. Once unveiled in West Berkshire, the campaign, called Expect Respect...

21 February 2020

Vital Energi to build Burton EfW plant

 

UK-based energy firm Vital Energi has announced plans to build a 169,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste plant near Burton-on-Trent. Through a process of gasification, the Drakelow Energy from Waste plant is due to ...

21 February 2020

Surrey Eco Park in final stages of testing

 

Suez UK said this week its Eco Park plant in Surrey is making "steady progress", with the final stages of testing for the anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and hot commissioning of the gasification facility currently underway. A ...

21 February 2020

Brighton wood recycling project seeks new home

 

A Brighton-based recycling project faces being made homeless after being given until 31 March to leave its current premises. Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project has launched the Save Our Wood Store campaign as it seeks help...

20 February 2020

Textiles ‘dumped’ abroad prompts TRA warning

 

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called for “better regulation” in the sector following an ITV report which showed several tonnes of imported textile waste dumped in Ghana. ITV News published a report earlier ...

20 February 2020

Wheelabrator scraps Hampshire EfW

 

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced today, 20 February, that it will “no longer proceed” with plans for a 500,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Hampshire. The follows a ‘strategic review’ the...

20 February 2020

Immigration points system could hit waste workforce

 

EXCLUSIVE: The waste and recycling sector could be hit by a shortage of workers as a result of the government’s points-based immigration system, industry figures have told letsrecycle.com. However, some also said that ...