News Wednesday 16 June 2021
16 June 2021

Amey makes ‘good progress’ on waste contract sales

Infrastructure services provider Amey says it made “good progress” on the disposal of its waste collections businesses in 2020 after announcing its intention to leave the sector last year. Amey UK plc published its accounts for 2020 yesterday (15 June). The company’s waste collections division’s revenue was £84.8 ...

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19 May 2021

‘Put the elections behind us and focus on consultations’

 

OPINION: Paul Taylor, CEO of FCC Environment, calls for the waste sector to shift its focus from the local elections of 6 May to responding to government consultations on extended producer responsibility (EPR), the deposit return...

19 May 2021

Proposed peat compost ban welcomed 

 

The government’s proposed ban on peat compost — announced by the Environment Secretary yesterday (18 May) — has been welcomed, but concerns remain around peat that is being imported from abroad. George Eustice proposed ...

19 May 2021

Turkey expands plastic import restrictions

 

The Turkish authorities have expanded a ban on the import of plastic waste into the country to include polyethylene, leading to fears this "effectively prohibits the majority" of plastic going to the country. In an announcement ...

19 May 2021

British Glass becomes OPRL’s eighth guarantor

 

The not-for-profit On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme announced yesterday (18 May) that trade association British Glass had become its eighth guarantor. As a company limited by guarantee, OPRL Ltd is backed by organisations who...

18 May 2021

Aldi trials soft plastic collection points  

 

Supermarket chain Aldi is rolling out soft plastic collection points in select stores in the North of England and East Midlands, as part of a trial to help customers recycle the "problem material”. The collection bins are at...

18 May 2021

Cory undergoes rebrand to ‘shift focus’

 

London-based Cory has undergone a rebrand from Cory Riverside Energy, dropping the latter two words from its name, to ‘refocus’ the company’s operations from energy generation. The waste management company announced the ...

18 May 2021

Hindley confirmed as Podback’s first executive director

 

Coffee pod recycling service Podback confirmed yesterday (17 May) it had appointed Rick Hindley as its first executive director. As first reported by letsrecycle.com earlier this month (see

18 May 2021

WRAP makes Food Waste Action Week an annual event

 

WRAP has confirmed that its Food Waste Action Week, which took place during the first week of March, will now be an annual event with plans for 2022 already underway. Spearheaded by the resources charity’s Love Food Hate ...

18 May 2021

DMP Metals to open non-ferrous plant in Corby

 

DMP Metals is to open a non-ferrous metals recycling facility in Corby, Northamptonshire, having obtained £5 million in government funding. DMP Metals’s facility will target non-ferrous metals that have been removed from the ...

 
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