News Saturday 19 October 2019
18 October 2019

Brexit deal brings port congestion optimism

There is optimism in the waste and resources sector that the latest Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union will ease concerns surrounding congestion at ports if it is approved on Saturday (19 October).   With no-deal Brexit preparations ramping up in recent months, there has been concern that exporters of ...

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3 December 2000

Agency study finds 62% of East of England waste comes from London


The Environment Agency has published its Strategic Waste Management Assessments (SWMA) for the nine planning regions of England and a single one for Wales. The SWMA is a document that presents detailed information ...

3 December 2000

Waste carriers surprised by need to register with Environment Agency Wales


The Environment Agency Wales continued with its crack down on unregistered waste carriers last week as part of the multi-organisation Operation Mermaid. Waste carriers' licences were checked at Crosshands in ...

3 December 2000

Study gets underway into central database for waste and recycling research


A central record of all waste management research in the UK has moved a little closer following a Landfill Tax credit grant and a contract award to AEA Technology for research into the idea. There has long been concern among ...

3 December 2000

Amber Services moves to new base with a waste minimisation focus


Welsh waste management and recycling business Amber Services has moved to new premises at Dyffryn Business Park, Ystrad Mynach, near Caerphilly. Established in 1972, the company traces back its routes to its origins as a ...

2 December 2000

Packaging targets passed by Commons as DETR pushes for more kerbside collections


More indications that the prices of packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) are set to rise came in a Parliamentary committee debate last week on the packaging waste regulations. MPs on Wednesday debated and passed the government...

1 December 2000

Health fears may require barriers or enclosures for compost windrows


Unless composting operations can show there is no risk from their sites, their windrows will have to be contained according to draft rules from the Environment Agency. John Miller, project manager for the Agency’s technical ...

30 November 2000

High growth rate likely for composting schemes over next three years


Composting in the UK is growing fast and could grow by as much as 22% per annum over the next three years according to research by the Composting Association. And, councils who run schemes where householders can opt out of garden waste ...

30 November 2000

EU compost chief warns of long-term need to feed incinerators


The European Union’s composting expert signalled today that he would like more of a switch to composting and recycling rather than the use of energy from waste. Speaking at the Composting Association’s annual conference in ...

29 November 2000

Councils say government funding for recycling is “woefully inadequate”


Funding available to local authorities to meet future recycling targets is “woefully inadequate” according to documents prepared for the Local Government Association’s waste and environmental management executive committee which meets ...

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