News Wednesday 23 September 2020
23 September 2020

Pow backs waste policy to win public trust

The recycling minister Rebecca Pow has said while there is “much to do” to increase public trust in the recycling system, she is confident the waste reforms being introduced by government will address this.   Mrs Pow was speaking 

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19 November 2001

Retailers start chopping fridge take-back schemes


Local authorities will start to face an influx of waste fridges from this week as retailers end their free take-back schemes as a result of new ozone regulations. Some retailer collection schemes have already been stopped and ...

19 November 2001

Nottinghamshire project gains grant for recycling work


A recycling project that is on course to provide recycling education and collection services for over 4,000 homes in the Ollerton and Boughton areas has been celebrating after receiving a 45,000 Landfill Tax Credits grant. The...

16 November 2001

Belgian-look for waste managers’ conference


The National Association of Waste Disposal Officers is holding its first conference which will look at the waste crisis from a local authority perspective. The Association said it believed it was the first conference in Britain to focus ...

16 November 2001

WRAP opts for Aylesford as preferred bidder for newsprint project


WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme) has today announced that it has appointed Aylesford Newsprint as preferred bidder to receive capital support to enable it to deliver new reprocessing capacity in the newsprint sector. Shotton ...

16 November 2001

Richmond swaps bags for boxes to be named Cheshire&#39s top paper recycler


Cheshire Recycling has named the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames as its number one local authority for paper recycling because the council's tonnages have increased dramatically since the council swapped blue bags for black boxes.

16 November 2001

Telehoist recycling vehicles for Valpak glass collection


The recycle-more-glass service, a free glass collection initiative by Valpak, the packaging waste compliance scheme, has specified eight Telehoist recycling vehicles for use on the service. The trucks are all being ...

15 November 2001

COSWIG warns of potential serious flaws in packaging targets


Packaging waste compliance schemes have questioned the reliability of data from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. And, they have told the department that if it sets packaging recovery targets too high for 2002, ...

15 November 2001

Municipal work strengthens Cleanaway position in UK


Greater involvement in municipal waste contracts will help protect Cleanaway from an economic downturn, the company said today. The comments came at the annual general meeting of Brambles, Cleanaway's parent company. The ...

15 November 2001

Airline slump hits textiles industry


The Bureau of International Recycling's recent convention in Dublin highlighted the problems the textile industry is facing as a result of the war on Terrorism. Concern was raised about uncertainty in some markets especially...

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