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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7 February 2001

WRAP cites low landfill costs as barrier to greater wood recycling

 

A national regrading programme to help encourage the use of reclaimed timber is proposed by WRAP as one of four actions it could take to help increase the level of wood recycling. The proposal comes in a consultation paper on ...

7 February 2001

Lipscomb task force to assess collection and reprocessing capacity

 

Crucial work to find out exactly where the “flows and blockages” are in the UK packaging waste recovery system is to be carried to see whether more collection or reprocessing is needed. The work is to be carried out by the ...

7 February 2001

Two London boroughs award kerbside collection to not-for-profit company

 

ECT Recycling, one of the increasingly successful not-for-profit organisations collecting kerbside recyclables has secured two new contracts in London. The company has won a large contract to collect recyclables in East London ...

5 February 2001

Shropshire to plan for more recycling as waste rises by 7.5%

 

Consultation starts next month on an integrated waste management strategy for Shropshire where household waste is currently increasing by 7.5% per year which would see the total double by 2008/09. The county has prepared the ...

5 February 2001

Cullet prices rise as Valpak drives bottles into aggregates

 

Prices for green glass cullet are rising with increasing amounts of green cullet going into the aggregates sector for use in road construction. Valpak, the largest packaging waste compliance scheme, is in the process of ...

5 February 2001

New energy from waste chief aims to develop public confidence

 

Tony Hirons has been appointed as director of the Energy from Waste Association with a pledge to safeguard the environment and develop public confidence. Mr Hirons has been the communications director for the organisation, ...

5 February 2001

Valpak looks beyond 2001 packaging success to end-of-life vehicles

 

If Valpak’s success in meeting its packaging waste obligations were to be measured simply by the efficiency of its chief executive, then there would be little doubt that it would achieve. Everything in its place and a clean desk policy with ...

5 February 2001

Valpak looks beyond 2001 packaging success to end-of-life vehicles

 

A determined chief exec, Mr Turner knows what he wants for an organisation which few outside the inner circle of packaging had ever heard of a few years ago - securing premises in London's Piccadilly was only achieved when the case was ...

2 February 2001

Scania unveils re-engineered gas engines for used truck sector

 

Used vehicle in-service life is set to be extended by truck manufacturer Scania which has introduced the option of having certain used truck models re-engineered for gas operation. Diesel components changed for the gas engines will then be ...