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10 July 2020

Hampshire changes tack and rejects £34m MRF

Hampshire county council has opted against the idea of building a state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in 

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6 November 2001

Council leaders warned to take recycling targets seriously (updated)

 

Political leaders of local authorities that don’t take recycling targets seriously could face a backlash from their electorate, the government warned today. The warning note came from Simon Hewitt, head of waste strategy at ...

5 November 2001

Steel packaging recycling reaches 50% average in EU

 

The Association of European Producer of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has released its figures for steel packaging recycling in 2000 which show that 50% of steel packaging was recycled in the EU last year. APEAL said that on ...

5 November 2001

Waste minimisation seen as key to Scottish strategy

 

Waste minimisation is the key to successful implementation of Scotland's waste strategy, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says in its annual report. Alongside waste minimisation, SEPA sees waste area plans...

5 November 2001

Forward contracts suspended on Environment Exchange

 

The Environment Exchange has suspended its forward contracts services for PRNs – packaging waste recovery notes - as a result of a legal hitch following its move to Edinburgh. The Exchange, which is a trading floor for PRNs, ...

5 November 2001

WREN funding of 180,000 helps launch Derbyshire kerbside scheme

 

North East Derbyshire District Council and Chesterfield Borough Council have teamed up with a consortium of recyclers and the WREN environmental body to set up a multi-material kerbside collection in the two local authority areas.

2 November 2001

Compliance schemes warn of high PRN prices in 2002

 

Valpak, the largest packaging waste compliance scheme, has warned its members that the cost of meeting compliance next year could be as much as three times that incurred this year. The forecast of rising costs – because of ...

2 November 2001

Minister voices concern at waste growth ahead of waste summit

 

Twin concerns that the waste strategy's aims may not be achieved and the considerable opposition to energy from waste plants, are seen as being key reasons for the government holding a waste summit later this month. Waste ...

2 November 2001

FAUN reports record sales of refuse collection vehicles

 

A wheeled-bin lifting system and washing system on refuse collection vehicles is expected to be launched in the UK next year by FAUN Municipal Vehicles. The equipment is manufactured by the company's German-parent and is ...

2 November 2001

November 6 launch for WRAP&#39s freephone recycling advice line

 

WRAP will launch a freephone service for businesses looking for recycling advice and guidance next week. The service goes live on November 6 - tel: 0808 100 2040 - and is targeted at anyone in the commercial, industrial or ...