News Sunday 27 September 2020
25 September 2020

Reading rolls out food waste service

Reading borough council has announced plans to roll out a weekly food waste collection service from February 2021. As part of the scheme, the council will provide houses and flats with 5 litre indoor kitchen food caddies and 23 litre outdoor food bins, which will be emptied weekly. Reading explained that the majority of ...

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23 September 2020

Police issue update on Suffolk recycling centre death


The search goes on for the mother of a newborn baby girl whose body was found at a recycling centre in Suffolk four months ago. Having finished their initial check of 11,000 hours of CCTV footage, Suffolk Police say they are no ...

23 September 2020

Recycle Week 2020 round-up


Further initiatives have been launched by local authorities, charities and businesses across the UK to mark Recycle Week 2020.  Launched on Monday (21 September) under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’, the theme for the ...

22 September 2020

Consumers support EPR, finds Viridor poll 


This year's Viridor Recycling Index poll, published today (22 September), found that nearly two thirds of consumers believe that producers should bear the cost of recycling waste materials. The poll of 8,000 consumers was carried ...

22 September 2020

Biffa and Nestlé strike recycled plastic deal


Biffa has partnered with Nestlé Waters UK, the bottled water division of Nestlé UK, to provide the drinks company with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) made from British recycled plastic. Nestlé Waters UK has ...

22 September 2020

Software launched to ‘streamline’ MRF design


VIDEO REPORT: Start-up technology firm SortFlow has launched a software platform which it says will help “streamline” the design process for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs). The software is in its final stage of ...

22 September 2020

Awards for Excellence 2020 finalists revealed


The shortlist of finalists for the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed. Now in their 17th year, the Awards, which are organised by, recognise innovation, ...

22 September 2020

DAERA launches performance indicator consultation


The Northern Irish government has launched a consultation looking to redefine the key performance indicators used to measure how well councils do with waste and recycling. Northern Ireland’s department of agriculture, ...

21 September 2020

Companies and councils mark Recycle Week 2020  


A number of local authorities and businesses have today (21 September) launched initiatives to mark Recycle Week, which launched this morning. Recycle Week 2020 was launched under the banner ‘Together - We Recycle’, with the ...

21 September 2020

Agency sets out new standards for organics sector


VIDEO REPORT: Over 100 combustion plants - primarily anaerobic digestion - in the organics sector have received notices from the Environment Agency stating what they must do to comply with Best Available Techniques (BAT) guidance. 

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