News Wednesday 21 October 2020
21 October 2020

EfW plants ‘cause deaths’ of 15 Londoners per year

Fifteen deaths of London residents per year are attributable to emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from the capital’s five energy from waste (EfW) facilities, a report claims. The study, ‘Health Effects due to Emissions from Energy from Waste Plant in London’, was commissioned in 2019 by the Greater London...

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21 October 2020

Shortlist unveiled for Covid-19 categories at Awards


The finalists for the coronavirus categories at the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management have been revealed. Two coronavirus categories were added to this year’s Awards to celebrate the exceptional work ...

21 October 2020

Tesco to trial carton take-back scheme


Carton recycling points are to be introduced in 11 Tesco stores in England and Wales, as part of a five month trial in partnership with Kellogg's and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE). The trio have ...

21 October 2020

‘Europe has to seize momentum to hit targets’


OPINION: Otto de Bont, chief executive of Renewi, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has put Europe's recycling targets at risk.  Europe, a leading force in the global race to create a circular ...

21 October 2020

Judicial review denied into Rivenhall EfW permit


A campaign group has been denied a judicial review into the Environment Agency’s decision to grant a permit to the joint operators of the Rivenhall Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Essex. 'Parishes Against Incinerators', also ...

20 October 2020

Textiles recycling ‘two years from normal’


A webinar held by the textiles division of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) heard that the sector is up to two years away from returning to “business as normal”.   And, the Textiles Recycling Association (TRA) ...

20 October 2020

Waste to landfill in England jumps 4% in 2019


EXCLUSIVE: The amount of waste sent to landfill in England rose by 4% in 2019 to 45,859,000 tonnes, according to data published by the Environment Agency. This represents an increase of around 1.8 million tonnes from 2018, when 44...

20 October 2020

HWRCs to close as part of Welsh lockdown


All Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Wales will be shut as part of the ‘fire break’ two week national lockdown, announced by the Welsh first minister yesterday, 19 October. From Friday, 23 October until 9 ...

20 October 2020

Appointments round-up (20/10/20)


With news on:  Turmec appoints chief executive; Recycling Lives duo for leadership team; Aaron Williamson joins Cyclelink; David Gladding in as Fleetclear commercial director

19 October 2020

Taskforce launched to tackle waste crime


A taskforce aiming to raise awareness of waste crime and to work towards combatting it is to be launched at’s virtual Waste Crime Conference on 22 October. ...

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