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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28 February 2001

Blood-lead levels down in scrap sector but overall figures are still up on 1998

 

There has been a further small fall in the total number of workers in Great Britain exposed to lead. The highest blood level of lead contamination are to be found by workers in the demolition and lead battery sector at 2.9% and...

27 February 2001

Textile recyclers seek to tackle problem of duplication of textile banks

 

The UK’s textile recyclers are to look at drawing up codes of practice to try and resolve difficulties which arise when different organisations have textile banks at the same site. The proposal was agreed at a meeting of the ...

27 February 2001

PRN million fails to help avoid closure of East Lancs paper mill

 

More than an estimated 1 million in PRN revenue has failed to stem losses at the East Lancs paper mill and help keep it afloat. A spokeswoman for the administrators Arthur Andersen today confirmed that production has ceased at the ...

26 February 2001

Cullet recycling rises by 14% in 2000

 

Recycling of glass bottles and jars rose by 14% or 67,000 tonnes in 2000 according to figures released by the trade organisation British Glass. But, the UK is still believed to have the lowest level of glass recycling in Europe even if the ...

23 February 2001

Prices for old KLS move down prompting fears of more going to landfill

 

Prices for old KLS (generally old cardboard boxes) paid by UK paper mills to merchants have fallen to around the 40-45 mark (ex works per tonne) prompting merchant gate prices to weaken as well. One northern board user is thought to be paying ...

23 February 2001

BGRC takes non-contracted cullet but future role is uncertain

 

The two shareholders of the British Glass Recycling Company are locked in talks over the future of the business which buys cullet from many local authorities and independent glass collectors. Last year it was revealed that ...

22 February 2001

Recycling challenges:

 

Conference report A wide-ranging conference which produced a lot of answers ...

22 February 2001

EU consultation favours landfill rather than incineration for residual waste

 

Landfilling, rather than incineration, of “residual municipal waste” has emerged as a possible preferred option in a working document from the European Commission. The paper also promotes recycling and composting of materials from paper ...

22 February 2001

Crewe firm fined 14,500 for special waste offences

 

Crewe-based LP Griffiths Limited, trading as Envirocare (NorthWest) Limited, has been fined a total of 14,500 by magistrates, with 6,485.14 costs, after admitting a string of special waste offences. The company's director, ...