News Monday 28 May 2018
25 May 2018

ESA: Meeting EU recycling targets ‘challenging’

The UK could meet the overall recycling rates required under the Circular Economy proposals, but it will be difficult and costly for both local authorities and the commercial sector, a report by the ESA has found. The news comes in the first of two new reports, launched today, looking at what it will take to meet the recycling ...

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23 May 2018

Bunzl adds ‘recyclable plastic coffee cup’


The catering supplies arm of global distribution and outsourcing company Bunzl has added a 'fully recyclable' coffee cup to its portfolio. Bunzl Catering Supplies say the ‘reCUP’ uses 48% less plastic than a standard PE ...

22 May 2018

EU Council adopts Circular Economy Package


New rules for waste management which establish binding targets for recycling have been adopted by the European council of ministers today as part of the Circular Economy package. This is the final stage of the approval process for...

22 May 2018

WRA warns of UK waste wood shortage


The Wood Recyclers' Association has warned that the UK could be facing a shortage of waste wood next winter. The Association’s chair, Andy Hill, said that last winter (2017 into 2018) had seen the first real scarcity of waste ...

22 May 2018

Cheshire West and Chester glass contract for Viridor


Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces for the collection and recycling of glass for Cheshire West and Chester council. The 12-month contract, which started on 1 April, will see 10,000 tonnes per annum of ...

22 May 2018

Manchester targets flats for recycling ‘boost’


Manchester city council is set to introduce new arrangements for its waste and recycling service for flats, in a bid to boost the city’s recycling rates. The changes will vary from block to block. For some buildings, the council...

21 May 2018

Efforts continue to tackle Sunderland waste blaze


A fire at the abandoned Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford which started last week (14 May) is ongoing. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Sunderland City Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England have ...

21 May 2018

Seized 20-tonne waste vehicle crushed


A 20 tonne tipper lorry linked to illegal waste activity across the West Midlands, seized by the Environment Agency, was crushed last week. The vehicle was detained by officers last year after months of surveillance and ...

21 May 2018

Defra opts for mandatory WEEE PBS


Defra has announced that it will amend the WEEE regulations to introduce a mandatory requirement for producer compliance schemes (PCSs) to be part of a Producer Balancing System (PBS). The government did say however, than any ...

21 May 2018

Veolia on-hand for royal wedding clean-up


Veolia was on-hand in Windsor this weekend to keep the streets and estate clean for the royal wedding. The company, which also holds the contract to collect waste and recycling from households in the area, said it expected 20 ...

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