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13 September 2019

Pow confirmed for Defra resources and waste brief

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, who joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary earlier this week has been confirmed as the new junior minister with responsibility for waste and recycling. Mrs Pow succeeds Therese Coffey who was moved last weekend to become the new ...

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12 September 2019

News in brief (12/09/2019)


With news on: ADBA celebrates tenth anniversary; Public to visit Veolia MRF on ‘Open House London’; Smurfit Kappa recognised for “sustainability approach”; Five-year fellowship granted to research plastic production

12 September 2019

Cornwall to spend £62m on collection contract


Cornwall council will put up to £62 million more into its household waste collection and cleansing contract in an effort to boost its recycling rates. The contract will see new vehicles and facilities acquired, as well as ...

12 September 2019

Quality concern over council’s commingled switch


North Warwickshire’s decision to end twin-stream collections and switch to commingled has prompted criticism from the paper industry, which has branded it a “short-term move”. The borough council will no longer collect ...

11 September 2019

Biffa reports ‘solid growth’ in half-year update


Waste services firm Biffa says its trading in the first six months of the 2019/20 financial year has “been in line with board's expectations”, in a six-month trading update issued today. The announcement comes ahead of its ...

11 September 2019

WRAP reports plot increases in packaging volumes


Volumes of glass, paper, card and steel packaging placed onto the market in the UK are likely to have increased by around 4%, and aluminium packaging by 11%, reports published by WRAP this week suggest. The reports, compiled by ...

11 September 2019

The impact of changing consumer behaviour


OPINION: Ahead of the upcoming September 19 webinar discussing ‘The impact of changing consumer behaviour and the importance of effective engagement’ Reconomy’s head of sustainability and social value, Diane Crowe, looks at how heightened ...

11 September 2019

‘Greater transparency’ needed for textile bank donations


A charity textile recycler has called for greater transparency over where clothing ends up when it is deposited in textile banks. The recommendation from TRAID comes on the back of a survey it commissioned with YouGov which found ...

11 September 2019

Villiers offers reassurance over Environment Bill


Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has underlined the importance of passing the Environment Bill and pledged to carry on much of the work of her predecessor Michael Gove. Ms Villiers made the comments as she was questioned by ...

11 September 2019

Rebecca Pow joins Defra in further reshuffle


The Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow has joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), following the former Resources and Waste Minister Therese Coffey’s move to the DWP this week. In other changes confirmed...

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