News Tuesday 19 November 2019
19 November 2019

Greens look to circular economy in manifesto

A Sustainable Economy bill, which would contain binding targets for recycling and waste management, featured in the manifesto launched today (19 November) by the Green Party. The manifesto for the 12 December General Election was launched at the scenic London Wetland Centre by joint leaders Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry and ...

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15 November 2019

Engineering review leads to Project Beacon delays


EXCLUSIVE: Zero Waste Scotland has said that delays to Project Beacon – which will see three companies form an ‘advanced plastics reprocessing facility’ in Perthshire – are down to an engineering review. A demonstrator ...

14 November 2019

Drop in German demand leads to new wood markets


Geminor has announced that it has completed the “first ever” shipment of crushed waste wood from Denmark to Latvia as it seeks alternative markets due to a “sudden halt in German demand”. The Norwegian-owned waste fuel ...

14 November 2019

Cornwall drops weekly recycling plans


Cornwall has reversed plans for weekly recycling collections as part of efforts to attract “affordable bids” for its waste and recycling contract. In September councillors were told that the procurement process had been ...

14 November 2019

Election prompts Richmond review of HWRC fees


Richmond council has said that the snap election has allowed it to review the planned £205 per tonne charge for DIY waste at its household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Kew. Last month, the council announced it was to roll...

13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

13 November 2019

Waste paper prices ‘at ten year low’


The recovered paper market is experiencing a ‘ten year low’ in terms of prices and the situation is expected to remain challenging for 6-9 months, according to the Recycling Association. And, it said that businesses are ...

13 November 2019

Trade waste boosts Biffa revenues


Biffa has reported half year results to 27 September 2019 which showed net revenues up by 8.7% to £560 million and underlying operating profit (before exceptional items) up 8.3%. Alongside the numbers issued today (13 November), ...

13 November 2019

AEB works completed ‘ahead of schedule’


All six combustion lines at Amsterdam’s AEB energy from waste plant are now back online, and the facility’s operators have said it will “gradually” reach contracted volumes again soon. The facility, which was commissioned ...

12 November 2019

People news round-up (12/11/19)


With news on:Mick George appoints new CFO; Additions for waste and recycling recruiters; UKWSL expands corporate team; Vanden Recycling appoints business development manager