News Wednesday 3 June 2020
3 June 2020

Q1 battery data shows UK ‘on track to hit targets’

Statistics published by the Environment Agency for the first quarter of 2020 show the UK was on track to meet its targets for the recycling of portable batteries before the COVID-19 pandemic. But, concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have been raised by industry figures, as the first quarter only accounted for ...

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4 December 2001

Former Polkacrest owners snap up Ecovert


The two original owners of Polkacrest, which is now owned by SITA, are back in the waste management industry with the purchase of the municipal contracting business of Ecovert Ltd. Ecovert was the environmental services ...

3 December 2001

Valpak looks at paper and plastics in the commercial waste stream


Compliance scheme Valpak has commissioned a study to find out which items of packaging waste in the commercial waste stream are not being recycled. The Robert Long Consultancy has started research work into the types and ...

3 December 2001

No need for incinerators, Greenpeace tells local authorities


Greenpeace has made it clear to local authorities that Landfill Directive targets can be met by kerbside recycling schemes and composting and said that incinerators are not an answer to the waste crisis. The campaign group has ...

3 December 2001

Serviceteam wins Rushmoor contract


Rushmoor Borough Council has announced that Serviceteam has been awarded its waste management and recycling contract. And the borough is targeting glass jars in a bid to increase its recycling rates. The seven-year contract ...

30 November 2001

Christmas demand and slower supplies lead to rise in textiles prices


A seasonal shortage of materials and an increase in overseas demand has seen textiles prices rise. And the general downturn in textiles production in the UK is making life hard for some recyclers. Volumes of used clothing ...

29 November 2001

Onyx chief urges UK to face up to municipal waste spending needs


The truth is out there, was the X-Files style message from Michel Gourvennec, Onyx’s Northern Europe chief executive at the company’s very own "waste summit" yesterday. That truth is to be found in the data and ...

29 November 2001

Viridor profits rise as it eyes tighter landfill market


Increased profitability at Viridor Waste was reported today by its parent company the Pennon Group plc. And, the company also said it hopes to benefit from landfill shortages in some parts of the country where it operates. ...

29 November 2001

BIR chief tells legislators not to restrict trade in recyclables


European and national legislators need to rethink their approach to waste legislation to ensure that it does not hinder the development of recycling, Francis Veys director general of the Bureau of International Recycling warned yesterday.

29 November 2001

Change of focus should help Lichfield recycle 40% and save money


Lichfield District Council has approved a new streamlined refuse and recycling collection system which should enable it to hit a recycling rate of 40% without any increase in cost. The system, which shows that councils can meet ...