News Thursday 17 June 2021
17 June 2021

FCC Environment makes South Hams video apology

In a video on YouTube, FCC Environment has made an apology to South Hams residents after what has been deemed as an “extremely poor” roll-out of  a new recycling service. The waste management company began its contract providing waste and recycling collections for South Hams district council in Devon in April 2019 (see

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21 May 2021

Noise from glass collections may ‘pose risks’ to workers


Workers who carry out kerbside collections of glass could be exposed to high levels of noise which breach the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, WRAP Cymru says. Since 2016, WRAP has carried out surveys across 19 different ...

21 May 2021

Biffa’s Viridor deal ‘underpins I&C ambitions’


Biffa’s chief executive says his company’s agreement to acquire Viridor’s collections business demonstrates its ambitions in the industrial and commercial (I&C) waste market. Michael Topham addressed a webcast this ...

21 May 2021

MPs call for DRS to be consistent across UK


The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for a consistent Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) across the UK, with cartons included. Publishing its response to the government's consultation of the DRS for England, Wales and ...

21 May 2021

Biffa to acquire parts of Viridor for £126m


Biffa this morning (21 May) announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire the collections business and "certain recycling assets" from Viridor Waste Management Ltd for £126 million. Biffa said the deal expands its ...

20 May 2021

MPs write to minister opposing arc21 EfW


Ten cross-party Northern Ireland MPs have written to Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to oppose the arc21 energy from waste (EfW) plant in Mallusk, Belfast. The £240 million plant is being proposed by waste management ...

20 May 2021

Moray to collect more plastics at kerbside


Moray council announced on 18 May it had expanded its kerbside collection services to accept a wider range of plastics.  The council can now collect PET 1, which covers plastic bottles and yoghurt pots, HDPE 2, which covers ...

20 May 2021

Ecosurety highlights need for consultation responses


VIDEO REPORT: The head of partnerships at compliance specialist Ecosurety has urged all stakeholders in the industry to ringfence time to respond to the Resources and Waste Strategy consultations, to ensure representativity of all groups.

20 May 2021

Viridor aims to ’dramatically’ cut emissions


Viridor has today (20 May) announced a string of plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim of becoming a "net zero emissions company” by 2040. The waste management firm also unveiled plans to expand carbon ...

20 May 2021

Agency crushes truck linked to waste crime in Kent


A tipper truck linked by the Environment Agency to illegal waste activity across Kent has been seized and crushed by the regulator, it said yesterday (19 May). The Agency believes the eight-wheeled truck belongs to an ‘organised...

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