News Friday 15 December 2017
15 December 2017

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The plant operators reason that the lower than expected recycling rates in 2017 – for waste electrical and ...

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12 December 2017

First Max robot set for UK MRF


Commercial and industrial waste business, Green Recycling, has become the first company in the UK to invest in a Max-AI autonomous robot. The sorting robot will be delivered in February. Once operational, it will increase ...

12 December 2017

Agency extends deadline for charges review


The Environment Agency has confirmed it is extending its consultation into permitting charges after the waste sector criticised it as “inconvenient”. Yesterday, the Agency told, it will be extending ...

12 December 2017

Welsh recycling rate 52%, finds Eunomia


Wales has been estimated as having the fourth highest recycling rate in the world at 52% despite the Welsh Government reporting the third highest rate at October 2017. [corrected from 'second highest rate' 12 December] A report...

11 December 2017

‘Concern’ over Q3 WEEE collection drop


WEEE producer compliance schemes have expressed concern over the latest figures for the collection of waste electricals from households, which suggest that 2017 targets may be missed. Provisional data, which was published on the ...

8 December 2017

Indigo Capital emerges as sole Taylor shareholder


Egbert Taylor & Co, manufacturer of steel bins and containers, has announced a restructuring of the ownership and financial structure of the business. This sees the investor Indigo Capital take sole shareholding ...

8 December 2017

Specialist Waste Recycling and Newstar announce merger


Two of the UK's largest waste management brokers have merged to form SWRNewstar. The merger is between outsourcing companies, Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR), based in Alton, and Buckingham-based New Star Environmental (Newstar...

8 December 2017

EU Commissioner ‘in touch’ with China over exports


The European Commission has requested China to consider a longer transition period for tighter controls relating to the import of waste for recycling. And, the Bureau of International Recycling has today (8 November) written to ...

7 December 2017

Government looking for policy ideas, says Lord Deben


The government is “desperate” for policies for the waste and recycling sector after Brexit, former environment secretary Lord Deben declared today (7 December). He told UK’s anaerobic digestion sector annual conference in ...

7 December 2017

Bywaters and Sky highlight ocean pollution


With concerns over single-use plastics making headlines in recent months, London-based recycling company Bywaters this week played host to a ten-metre whale made of waste plastics. The ‘Plasticus’ sculpture was produced by TV ...

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