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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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9 October 2001

East Sussex told to add contingency plans to £1bn PFI work

 

The Audit Commission has praised East Sussex County Council's Best Value approaching to its PFI recycling and waste management. But, in a report just issued about the council, it has warned that all risks involved in the contract must be planned ...

9 October 2001

Shipping concerns feature in BIR recovered paper reports

 

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has built a treatment plant to resolve the leachate problem that has blighted its Arpley landfill site in Warrington. The Environment Agency served an enforcement notice on WRG in February in relation...

9 October 2001

Glasgow strategy brings warning of environmental threat from landfill

 

Consultation has started on the largest waste management strategy proposed for Scotland covering Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Waste which is home to 1.8 million people. At its heart is a move to challenge the landfill culture which has existed...

8 October 2001

WRAP looks to fund automated plastic bottle sorting plant

 

WRAP – the Waste and Resources Action Programme – is looking at funding an automated plastic bottle sorting plant and is asking for views on its proposal. Plastics is one of four materials streams targeted by WRAP and if the...

8 October 2001

WRG resolves leachate problem at Warrington landfill site

 

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has built a treatment plant to resolve the leachate problem that has blighted its Arpley landfill site in Warrington. The Environment Agency served an enforcement notice on WRG in February in relation...

5 October 2001

Ken Barlow launches National Waste Month

 

National Waste Month has been officially launched by Coronation Street actor William Roache with an emphasis on abandoned supermarket trolleys. A spokesman for NWM organiser, Going for Green, said that Britain's country paths, beauty ...

5 October 2001

Apathy is key factor in not buying recycled, says BioRegional

 

Misconceptions about the quality of recycled paper need to be blasted away according to BioRegional which is organising the study into deinking capacity for office paper as well as ways to promote the take-up of recycled paper. And, letsrecycle...

5 October 2001

Paper optimism tempered by potential Suez Canal delays

 

Market demand for used newspapers and over-issue news has strengthened although the recovered paper industry does not expect this to influence most contracts with local authorities. One factor in the stronger demand is an ...

5 October 2001

WRAP likely to help develop aggregates recycling

 

WRAP – the Waste and Resources Action Programme – could get a major new role in helping to grow the use of recycled materials in aggregates. The idea comes in a government consultation paper issued this week on the Aggregates Tax.