News Wednesday 18 July 2018
17 July 2018

Government accused of ‘turning blind eye’ to EfW emissions

The government has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “loophole” which means that operators of waste incinerators don’t have to report certain types of emissions. The accusation was made by the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) pressure group, which unveiled a report in the House of Lords today with the ...

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13 July 2018

Fires hit waste sector across England


Waste fires occurred in a number of places across England over the past week, including incidents in London, Cornwall and Leicestershire. The largest of the fires is thought to have been in Leyton, north east London which has now ...

13 July 2018

Pedestrian killed in Veolia RCV collision


A man has died following an incident involving a Veolia refuse collection vehicle in Croydon. The incident, described as a “road traffic collission” by the London Ambulance Service, occurred shortly before 11am on Wednesday (...

13 July 2018

ELV review will assess electrical parts in cars


VIDEO REPORT: The process of reviewing the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive before the EU Commission is now getting underway. On the agenda will be how to classify the increasing amount of electrical products in cars, either ...

13 July 2018

North Lanarkshire waste contract goes to Viridor


North Lanarkshire council in Scotland has revealed that Viridor has won an interim contract worth £17 million for the “receipt, treatment, and onward transmission” of kerbside residual and HWRC waste in both North and central ...

13 July 2018

WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help


WRAP has published a report looking to  “identify and test measures”  to help local authorities improve recycling, particularly on flatted properties within UK cities and urban areas. Some of the findings of the work are ...

12 July 2018

John Lewis Group looks to start-ups to reduce plastic


The John Lewis Partnership has announced that the topic for its “start-up innovation” programme this year will be to reduce plastic use in both John Lewis and Waitrose. Called JLAB, the innovation scheme is run by the John...

Bristol City Council 12 July 2018

Bristol approves blue recycling box switch


Bristol residents will receive an additional blue recycling box, after the city council’s cabinet approved recommendations for changes to the city’s household waste and recycling collections. The newcomer is designed for all ...

12 July 2018

Vale of Glamorgan approves collections overhaul


Vale of Glamorgan council has confirmed a major shake-up to its waste services with a move to a source separated recycling system from April 2019. However, the move to the ‘collections blueprint’ system is subject to the ...

11 July 2018

Government funds St Helena plastics scheme


A new scheme to reduce and monitor plastic pollution on the island of St Helena has secured £72,000 in funding from the Government. The project is part of a package of funding and support for UK Overseas Territories announced by ...

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