News Tuesday 20 March 2018
19 March 2018

BIR hails support for first Global Recycling Day

The first-ever Global Recycling Day was celebrated yesterday, 18 March 2018, with organiser BIR saying there were events on a “truly worldwide level”. BIR – the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling – organised the event which has been championed by its British president Ranjit S. Baxi since he was elected to...

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15 March 2018

Equipment news round-up (15/03/2018)


With news on: Parry & Evans opts for Liebherr; waste company invests in Terex crusher; repeat customer for Riverside; Doppstady improves universal shredder; and, ZenRobotics delivers robots to sorting centre.

15 March 2018

Ealing looks to bring waste collection contract in-house


Ealing council is looking to end its collections contract with current provider Amey, and consider an option to bring the service in-house. If agreed by the council’s cabinet next week, the authority will give notice to end the ...

14 March 2018

MPs criticise sale of Green Investment Bank


MPs have criticised the government for selling the Green Investment Bank to a private investment bank, claiming that the body had “failed to live up to its original ambitions”. In a report published today, the Public Accounts ...

14 March 2018

Waste industry seeking to work with Treasury on plastic tax


Focus on using taxes to reduce plastic waste from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been described as a ‘strong first step’, but waste experts have called for measures to encourage greater recycling of the material. In his ...

14 March 2018

Veolia opens St Helens glass recycling facility


Veolia and Knauf Insulation, have officially opened a new ‘high-tech’ glass recycling facility in St Helens, which will reprocess glass fines to use in insulation. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass ...

13 March 2018

Hammond in pledge on single-use plastics


Chancellor Philip Hammond today pledged that the government is to tackle single-use plastic waste damaging the environment. In his Spring financial statement today (13 March), Mr Hammond announced a call for evidence on how ...

13 March 2018

Sims Metals acquires two Yorkshire metal recyclers


Sims Metals has acquired a pair of Yorkshire-based metal recycling companies for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition means the Australian company, which also operates in the US and New Zealand, has a total of 50 metal ...

13 March 2018

The challenge of improving recycling in London


Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, assesses the potential for London to increase its recycling rate in the light of numerous challenges for the capital. OPINION: England’s annual household/municipal waste ...

13 March 2018

Recycling Technologies firms up plans for Scottish pyrolysis plant


The creators from a company behind a machine which they say can turn all post-consumer plastics into oil have distanced themselves from similar ideas in the past which failed to come to fruition. And, at the end of February, the ...

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