News Wednesday 23 September 2020
23 September 2020

Eustice targets ‘holistic’ waste policies

The environment secretary George Eustice said today (23 September) any targets set under the Environment Bill framework would retain a “holistic ethos” between policy areas. The government is to set legally binding targets under its Environment Bill by 31 October 2022 to help the country “build back greener” (see

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15 October 2001

Kent officials head for Australia to see gasification plant


Kent County Council has released more information about its strategy to move waste disposal in Kent away from landfill. And, top officials and councillors are to visit Australia to see a gasification project. David Alexander, ...

12 October 2001

University project to look at transporting waste by water


A research project to look at how domestic waste including recyclables can be moved by inland waterways has received the go-ahead from the landfill tax credits scheme. The project will also include some work to do with moving waste by rail.

12 October 2001

Credits help East Renfrewshire expand newspaper collection


Recycling credits are helping East Renfrewshire Council, Scotland's second smallest local authority, to expand its newspaper collection scheme. And, a tender for wider collection work in the borough is under consideration. ...

12 October 2001

Lancashire targets waste minimisation and community work


Lancashire County Council is to target waste minimisation and community involvement as part of its strategy to "massively reduce" the county's reliance on the disposal of waste in landfill sites. At the same time, local ...

11 October 2001

Environment Agency launches south west recycling guide


The Environment Agency has taken action to divert waste from landfill by launching a guide to make it easier for businesses in the south west to recycle. The south west has only six years of landfill space left and the Agency&#...

11 October 2001

Viridor and Roseberry chiefs appointed to government committee


New appointments announced today to the influential Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment (ACBE) include two members of the waste and recycling industry. Colin Drummond, chief executive of waste management company Viridor and Paul ...

10 October 2001

WRG wins its first waste management contract in London


Southwark Council has awarded Waste Recycling Group (WRG) a 5 million 12-month contract to manage waste in the borough. This is WRG's first waste management contract in London. WRG takes over the contract, which starts this ...

10 October 2001

Plans go in for Derby gasification plant


Brightstar Environmental has put in a formal planning application for a Solid Waste and Energy Recycling Facility (Swerf) in Derby. The development comes as the company released more details this week about its proposal for a similar recycling ...

10 October 2001

Onyx and Viridor to work with East Sussex on Best Value contract


East Sussex County Council has welcomed the Audit Commission Best Value report into the county's waste management and recycling services. As reported yesterday (East Sussex) the Audit Commission found that the PFI contract ...

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