News Sunday 8 December 2019
6 December 2019

Sweden confirms EfW tax from April 2020

The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on “waste that is burnt”, which will include refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK.   The tax was passed by the Swedish government on Wednesday, December 04, and will become effective from 1 April 2020. Under the confirmed ...

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13 November 2000

Mayer Parry loses High Court battle for interim relief


Mayer Parry Recycling has lost its High Court bid to have packaging waste recovery note money put into a holding bank account until the European Court of Justice decided who should issue the PRNs. Full details of the High Court...

13 November 2000

100 sign up as Gummer heads north to launch Valpak glass scheme


Huddersfield is to be the site of one of the first northern investments by packaging compliance scheme Valpak as it continues to roll out its glass recycling programme. With more than 100 local authorities signed up for its ...

13 November 2000

European duo look to raise recycling rates for paper and board


Paper recycling levels in Europe are set to rise dramatically if an agreement by its two main paper industry trade associations achieve their targets of a 56% recycling rate for paper and board in Europe by 2005. This will represent ...

10 November 2000

London co-ordinator appointed for community recyclers


Community waste projects in London are to get their own recycling co-ordinator, Ben Metz, who has been appointed to the London Community Recycling Network (LCRN). The London network is an offshoot of the Community Recycling ...

10 November 2000

Market development groups urged to learn from metals


Anyone working on market development for recyclable materials such as glass and plastics could learn a lot from the successes of the metals recycling industry, George Bond, president of the British Metals Federation said last night.

9 November 2000

Recruitment drive for Dee Warley vehicle workshop


Recruitment of skilled workshop personnel will be a priority job for the new production director of Matlock-based bulk waste trailer manufacturer Dee Warley. The new man in the job is Jim Cox, previously manufacturing director at Overlander-...

9 November 2000

Energy costs could push scrap prices up


Rising world energy prices which make it more expensive to use scrap substitutes, could lead to price rises for ferrous scrap metal. That was the key forecast in an address by a top US market commentator to this week’s ferrous ...

9 November 2000

EU outlines composting directive proposals


Cardboard and other biodegradable waste may in the future have to be legally reused, recycled or composted, according to an early version of the European Union’s proposed compost directive. The EU has released a working document on...

8 November 2000

All eyes on Chancellor Gordon Brown over fuel and landfill


While the political developments in America continue to dominate the main news headlines, UK Chancellor Gordon Brown’s speech at 3.30 pm today will be watched by recyclers for announcements on fuel and lorry duties and a possible surprise ...