News Tuesday 21 January 2020
20 January 2020

‘Strategic review’ leads to WasteAid board changes

Waste management charity WasteAid has announced a string of managerial changes as part of a “strategic review”, with chief executive Mike Webster and founding signatory Ray Georgeson both stepping down. The ‘strategic review’ was announced in the charity’s board meeting last week, January 15, with a series of changes ...

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16 January 2020

HSE ‘working to conclude’ Nechells wall collapse case


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said it is working on “concluding the criminal investigation” into the 2016 death of five workers at a metal recycling site in Nechells, Birmingham. In July 2016, a wall collapsed at ...

16 January 2020

Oxfordshire launches ‘Waste Wizard’ resource


Oxfordshire county council has launched an online resource called Waste Wizard to encourage residents to recycle better. The resource allows residents to check whether an item can be reused, repaired, donated or recycled – or ...

16 January 2020

Cromwell acquires Moorgreen Flexible Packaging


Leeds-based waste and recycling sack supplier Cromwell Polythene has purchased Moorgreen Flexible Packaging from Duo Plastics Limited. Moorgreen Flexible Packaging, based in Alfreton in Derbyshire, recycles and manufactures ...

16 January 2020

Waste crime taskforce launched


A taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime has been launched today (16 January), bringing together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency. One of several ...

15 January 2020

RDF exports continue to fall in 2019


Statistics published by the Environment Agency suggest that the amount of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) exported from England in 2019 has fallen by more than 10% compared to 2018. The figures, which are provisional until finalised ...

15 January 2020

Viridor starts receiving waste at Bargeddie


Viridor’s £22 million residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has started to receive non-recyclable waste as part of a 190,000-tonne per year contract with five Scottish councils. Worth £...

15 January 2020

Pow reiterates council funding pledge


Recycling minister Rebecca Pow has reiterated that councils will receive “additional resources” to meet the net costs arising from policies set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy. Ms Pow was responding to a question from ...

15 January 2020

News in brief (15/01/20)


With news on: Veolia calls for safe battery disposal; Defra director holds assembly; upcycling shop celebrates anniversary; Lincolnshire launches fly-tipping campaign

15 January 2020

Coventry MRF ‘progressing well’


Coventry council said plans for a £34.45 million regional materials recovery facility (MRF) are "progressing well” and it hopes to name the company which will build the plant this year. A site for the proposed facility has been...