News Wednesday 21 October 2020
21 October 2020

Judicial review denied into Rivenhall EfW permit

A campaign group has been denied a judicial review into the Environment Agency’s decision to grant a permit to the joint operators of the Rivenhall Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Essex. 'Parishes Against Incinerators', also known as 'No Essex Incinerator Ltd', confirmed on Thursday (October 15) that a judge had refused them ...

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1 March 2001

Imported plastic bottles threaten UK collections


Imports of plastic bottles from Europe for recycling, at about 65-75 a tonne, could jeopardise the growth of collections schemes for plastic bottles in the UK, industry figures warned today. At least four companies are thought ...

28 February 2001

Hampshire conference to look at ways to beat waste targets


Project Integra, Hampshire’s waste management partnership, is holding a third Open Day as part of its Beacon Council obligation to disseminate best practice in sustainable waste management at The Guildhall, Winchester, on March 7.

28 February 2001

Waste industry seeks advice from MAFF over foot and mouth restrictions


The waste management industry is seeking advice from the government with regard to all aspects concerning the foot and mouth outbreak. At the same time, local authorities across the UK are halting collections of refuse and recyclables from ...

28 February 2001

Climate levy discounts are won by Paper Federation


The Paper Federation has reached an agreement with the government over the climate change levy which it believes minimises the adverse effect of the levy on the UK papermaking industry. The agreement entitles all participating ...

28 February 2001

Recycling option forms part of Southampton course for waste professionals


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southampton is offering a new part-time modular MSc course in Sustainable Wastes Management. The course has been developed with support from the ...

28 February 2001

Blood-lead levels down in scrap sector but overall figures are still up on 1998


There has been a further small fall in the total number of workers in Great Britain exposed to lead. The highest blood level of lead contamination are to be found by workers in the demolition and lead battery sector at 2.9% and...

27 February 2001

Textile recyclers seek to tackle problem of duplication of textile banks


The UK’s textile recyclers are to look at drawing up codes of practice to try and resolve difficulties which arise when different organisations have textile banks at the same site. The proposal was agreed at a meeting of the ...

27 February 2001

PRN million fails to help avoid closure of East Lancs paper mill


More than an estimated 1 million in PRN revenue has failed to stem losses at the East Lancs paper mill and help keep it afloat. A spokeswoman for the administrators Arthur Andersen today confirmed that production has ceased at the ...

26 February 2001

Cullet recycling rises by 14% in 2000


Recycling of glass bottles and jars rose by 14% or 67,000 tonnes in 2000 according to figures released by the trade organisation British Glass. But, the UK is still believed to have the lowest level of glass recycling in Europe even if the ...

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