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18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve 3-weekly residual waste move

Aberdeenshire council is expected to approve plans next week to move to a three-weekly collection service for residual waste. The proposals are part of a new waste strategy for the region, which is seeking to maximise the “environmental, community and financial benefits” from the waste produced in the county. It also comes ...

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16 January 2019

M&S trials ‘plastic free’ fruit & veg aisles


Leading retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a three-month trial of over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging. Starting today (16 January), the trial at the store the retailer’s store in Tolworth...

16 January 2019

ESA chairman welcomes Strategy ‘direction’


VIDEO: ESA chairman Phil Piddington has described the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy as a ‘move in the right direction’ – adding that the waste sector is now awaiting ‘bankable’ certainty on policy from government.

16 January 2019

Waste sector seeks clarity following Brexit deal vote


Waste and resources industry figures have reacted to the vote against the government’s Brexit deal in Parliament yesterday (15 Janaury), with the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit continuing to cause concern. Yesterday’s ...

16 January 2019

Council seeks end to Birmingham waste dispute


Birmingham council has said that it may seek court action against trade unions representing city refuse workers if further talks fail to bring an end to industrial action. The potential action has caused a major split in the ...

16 January 2019

ELV recycling and recovery target missed after rate drop


EXCLUSIVE: The UK saw a drop of 4.7% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2016, meaning it missed the statutory 95% EU target for the year. The latest data published by the EU statistics agency Eurostat...

15 January 2019

Reflections on the Resources & Waste Strategy


Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa dives into some of the detail and debate from the government's Resources & Waste Strategy. As the dust settles after publication of the long-awaited Resources &...

15 January 2019

Dorset sees recycling costs rise


‘Significant changes’ in the market for recyclable material could lead to a cost of around £685,000 for the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP), the organisation has revealed. However, ‘favourable forecasts’ in the budget for ...

15 January 2019

News in brief (15/01/2019)


With news on: Local projects benefit from Beddington Community Fund; South Hams consults on comms; FCC relaunches reuse shop; and, J&B career planning. ...

15 January 2019

Ipswich partners with retailer on recycling scheme


Ipswich borough council has partnered with a local retailer – East of England Co-Op – to raise awareness of the town’s kerbside recycling service and to reduce recycling contamination. As part of the initiative the ...

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