News Wednesday 25 November 2020
25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an important indicator for future delivery of a ‘greener’ approach to new projects and the 'greening' ...

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24 November 2020

Research into waste remediation continues


Professor Christopher Howe in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge outlines the ongoing development of the research work undertaken for the Waste Environmental Education Research Trust in partnership with Cambridge ...

23 November 2020

Essex looks to take HWRCs in-house


Essex county council looks set to take the running of its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) and waste transfer stations in-house from March 2022. The county’s HWRCs are currently run by Veolia, with the French waste ...

23 November 2020

UROC slams ‘unlawful’ enclosed building proposals


UROC has responded to the Environment Agency’s appropriate measures proposals by suggesting that they are “unlawful” and would be putting independent waste management businesses at risk. The EA proposals have already caused ...

23 November 2020

WEEE Forum calls for ‘bigger role’ for recycling


There should be a “bigger role” for recycling in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector as the source of critical raw materials, the WEEE Forum’s director general has said. Pascal Leroy said the European...

23 November 2020

Nestlé launches joint coffee pod recycling scheme


Nestlé has partnered with Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK to create a “first of its kind recycling programme for coffee pods”. The two companies own a number of coffee pod brands including Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and ...

20 November 2020

Garnier launches shampoo bars to cut plastic


L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has announced that it has today (20 November) launched a range of shampoo bars in the UK to offer consumers alternatives to liquid shampoo products in plastic bottles. Garnier says the initiative ...

20 November 2020

Enva fined over Paisley magnet fatality 


Enva Scotland has been fined £264,000 for the death of an employee working on a shredder at its Burnbrae Road, Paisley facility in 2018. The incident took place on 28 March 2018 at an industrial unit owned by recycling company ...

20 November 2020

RDF Conference less than a week away's seventh annual RDF Conference, run in collaboration with the RDF Industry Group, is now less than a week away.  Topics to be discussed at the online event on 26 November include the impact of the ...

20 November 2020

Changes to Cornish collections delayed


Plans to introduce weekly food waste collection and fortnightly waste and recycling collection services in Cornwall have been delayed by almost a year. Cornwall council agreed a new eight-year contract with Biffa to provide waste ...

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