News Friday 21 September 2018
21 September 2018

REPIC publishes WEEE target method research

WEEE compliance scheme Repic has today (21 September) published a new way for calculating the target setting for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the UK. The possible approach has been produced by the Pentland Centre of Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, which was commissioned by ...

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19 September 2018

Suez extends EfW presence in North East


Suez has announced its intention to develop a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Stockton on Tees, which will be its third facility in the area. The new plant has planning permission to treat 200,000 tonnes of residual waste a ...

18 September 2018

Obituary: John Cutts


John Cutts, one of the paper recycling sector’s elder statesmen has died at the age of 79. A former president of both the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (now the Recycling Association) and the British Waste Paper...

18 September 2018

Equipment news round-up (18/09/2018)


With news on: Molson Green becomes dealer for Turmec; Ridgway adds JCB models to hire fleet; Thamesdown Recycling invests in ZoneSafe; and, Airbag Disposal UK opts for Loadhog containers.

18 September 2018

Plastic exporter hit by PRN suspension


Plastic waste exports from the UK have been dealt a further blow with the Environment Agency confirming this week that an exporter of plastic packaging waste for recycling has had its accreditation suspended under the PRN system. ...

18 September 2018

Dry summer sees waste inspectors switched to fish kills


The heatwave this summer has significantly reduced the number of inspections at waste and material export sites, the Environment Agency has revealed. The diversion of officers to check on fish kills and pollution incidents was ...

18 September 2018

WEEE projects ‘fast-tracked’ for Fee funding


Two projects have been fast-tracked for funding worth nearly £1 million as part of a payout of money raised last year through the WEEE Compliance Fee. The largest project will be led by the Industry Council for Electronics ...

strategy 17 September 2018

Coffey outlines waste strategy contents


Councils could have to pay back money to householders for bottles that residents put out for recycling at the kerbside under proposals for the Deposit Return Scheme. And, there will be a connection between Defra’s Resources and ...

17 September 2018

Packaging experts back ‘more centralised’ PRN system


The government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging has recommended that reforms of the PRN system should make it more centralised with a strategic approach in management of its activities. The ACP packaging committee’s views, ...

17 September 2018

Recycling rates in England ‘collapsing’   


A number of English local authority sources have told they expect recycling rates to be lower in 2017/18 than the previous year. And, environment minister Therese Coffey has spoken of household recycling rates “...

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