News Monday 6 July 2020
6 July 2020

WISH says waste sector nearing a ‘new normal’

The seventh edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s guidance document for managing coronavirus risks in the sector has just been published. It comes as the organisation says that the waste sector is now reaching a “new normal”. The guidance comments that most waste management services ...

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2 July 2020

Court rules Energy Works Hull is power generation facility


The Technology and Construction Court has ruled the primary activity carried out at the Energy Works Hull facility is power generation rather than waste treatment. The judgement follows a legal dispute about construction between ...

2 July 2020

Veolia submits plans for ‘advanced’ Hampshire EfW


Veolia has submitted planning application for an “advanced energy recovery facility” in Hampshire, which will have the capacity to treat 330,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste. Veolia says the facility will save 65,000 ...

2 July 2020

‘Limited’ coronavirus impact at DS Smith


Paper mill and recycling business DS Smith today posted full year financial results to 30 April 2020 with revenue down 2% year-on-year but profits up 5%. The company said the results showed a “strong financial performance and ...

2 July 2020

FCC opens hazardous soil facility


FCC Environment and soil treatment company Provectus Soils Management Ltd have announced the opening of a hazardous soil treatment facility near Crewe. The site will be located adjacent to FCC’s landfill site ...

1 July 2020

SUEZ sees improvement amid sales rumours


Water, waste and environmental business SUEZ has reported an “overall improvement” in business trends in June compared to the low point of April/May in most regions in which it operates. The Paris-headquartered company issued ...

1 July 2020

Waste services in England ‘stabilising’


Waste and recycling services in England are "stabilising", with 79% of recycling services now operating without any disruption.  According to the latest survey of English councils by ADEPT — the Association of Directors of Environment, ...

1 July 2020

News in brief (01/07/20)


With news on: t2e sees millionth tonne of PRNs traded in 2020; Close Brothers funds Cheshire-based IVC; Suez donates £100,000 to Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity; and, Slicker Recycling acquires RE:Group.

1 July 2020

EPA says Ireland has met 2018 ELV targets


Ireland achieved its end-of-life vehicle (ELV) reuse and recycling targets in 2018 for the first time since the goals were increased in 2015, recently published figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest. More ...

Jacob Hayler 1 July 2020

ESA expresses ‘new deal’ permitting concerns


The executive director of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has expressed concerns about permitting capacity at the Environment Agency, in response to the prime ...