News Tuesday 18 February 2020
18 February 2020

Saica to build £50 million West Lothian plant

The Saica Group has announced its intention to establish a £50 million purpose-built packaging production facility in Livingstone, West Lothian. Within its packaging division Saica Pack, the move will see the de-commissioning of the company’s Edinburgh and Milngavie sites to one main plant in Livingstone. According to a ...

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23 November 2000

One stop shop helps Biffa drive up recovery rate


The conversion of 90% of its 830 vehicle collection fleet to ultra low sulphur diesel and the encouragement of eco-improvements in its supply chain are main features of the environmental report just released by Biffa Waste Services.

23 November 2000

Composting plant to be starter project for London Waste Action project


The first of three London Waste Action projects to get off the ground could see work on a composting plant get underway in March next year. The development comes as London’s recycling and waste management activities develop rapidly with a new...

23 November 2000

Councils may get more access to Landfill Tax credits, says Treasury minister


Next year's Budget could contain measures to let local authorities receive Landfill Tax credits to help pay for measures to increase recycling levels. The suggestion came in a speech by Treasury Minister Stephen Timms this...

22 November 2000

Valpak welcomes government move to 56% recovery target


The decision by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to cut back the overall recovery target for packaging waste in 2001 from a proposed 58% to 56% has been welcomed by Valpak, Britain's largest compliance scheme.

22 November 2000

Tory environment spokesman attacks packaging waste system


Describing himself as a ”fanatic about recycling", shadow environment minister Damian Green today attacked the UK’s packaging waste system as failing to work and failing to reduce packaging levels. Ignoring the fact that ...

21 November 2000

Standard fee set for packaging compliance scheme members


The way packaging compliance schemes register their members with the Environment Agency will change from January 2001, Environment Minister Michael Meacher announced today. From January 1 there will be one flat registration fee each year of 460...

21 November 2000

America&#39s ISRI teams up with BIR to host joint metals symposium


The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), headquartered in Brussels (Belgium), and the Washington DC-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) have announced that they will co-host their first joint symposium, a one-day conference...

21 November 2000

Sheffield to shortlist two for waste contract in January


Sheffield City Council is to shortlist two out of three bidders for a waste management contract worth well in excess of £17 million per annum. The decision will be made in January 2001. Officials in the city’s environment department are...

21 November 2000

Government sets 2001 packaging waste targets at 56%


The government has set the overall recovery and recycling figure for 2001 under the Packaging Waste Regulations at 56%, it was announced this afternoon. The figure is reduced from a 58% level proposed in a consultation paper ...