News Monday 24 February 2020
24 February 2020

Body found in back of Biffa RCV

A man’s body has been found today (24 February) in the back of a Biffa refuse collection vehicle in Camberwell, south London. The vehicle is thought to have been collecting commercial waste from a yard and the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body were described by police so far as "unexplained". The ...

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5 March 2001

WRG chairman puts company recycling and composting level at 20%


Paul Rackham, the executive chairman of Waste Recycling Group, said that he was delighted with the company’s interim results announced today see: ...

5 March 2001

Powys community groups to get 19 per tonne recycling credits


Three new recycling sites in south Powys have been adopted by community groups giving them the opportunity to raise funds. Brecon 1st Scout Group, Crickhowell Rotary Club and Talgarth Environment Group have taken over sites in ...

1 March 2001

Alcan raises prices for used beverage cans


Alcan Aluminium Can Recycling has announced an increase of 30 per tonne in its trade price for UK origin used aluminium beverage cans (UBCs). From today - March 1 - the price the company pays for UK sourced aluminium UBCs, ...

1 March 2001

Waste delegation tells Treasury that Landfill Tax must rise by 4 a year


Senior waste industry representatives will today tell Treasury officials that the Landfill Tax should be increased by 4 per annum from April 2005 for a five year period. The steep rises would see a Landfill Tax level of 35 in ...

1 March 2001

Imported plastic bottles threaten UK collections


Imports of plastic bottles from Europe for recycling, at about 65-75 a tonne, could jeopardise the growth of collections schemes for plastic bottles in the UK, industry figures warned today. At least four companies are thought ...

28 February 2001

Hampshire conference to look at ways to beat waste targets


Project Integra, Hampshire’s waste management partnership, is holding a third Open Day as part of its Beacon Council obligation to disseminate best practice in sustainable waste management at The Guildhall, Winchester, on March 7.

28 February 2001

Waste industry seeks advice from MAFF over foot and mouth restrictions


The waste management industry is seeking advice from the government with regard to all aspects concerning the foot and mouth outbreak. At the same time, local authorities across the UK are halting collections of refuse and recyclables from ...

28 February 2001

Climate levy discounts are won by Paper Federation


The Paper Federation has reached an agreement with the government over the climate change levy which it believes minimises the adverse effect of the levy on the UK papermaking industry. The agreement entitles all participating ...

28 February 2001

Recycling option forms part of Southampton course for waste professionals


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southampton is offering a new part-time modular MSc course in Sustainable Wastes Management. The course has been developed with support from the ...