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18 September 2020

Committee scrutinises government WEEE policy

Criticisms were made over the “disparity” in responsibilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) between physical and online retailers yesterday (17 September). The comments were made at an Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) session, the committee’s last in its inquiry into electronic waste and the ...

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2 January 2001

Jack Allen Refuse Services bought by Dennis Eagle


Dennis Eagle Ltd, the specialist vehicle manufacturer and a market leader in the refuse vehicle industry, has purchased Jack Allen Refuse Services Ltd. The acquisition, completed just before Christmas, is seen by Dennis Eagle ...

31 December 2000

Spread of honours for environment and waste management


A variety of individuals involved in waste management and the environment have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Ed Gallagher, chief executive of the Environment Agency, has been awarded a CBE for services to the ...

27 December 2000

CARE set to start three vehicle projects in the New Year


CARE – the Consortium for Automotive Recycling – is planning for the launch of three new vehicle recycling research projects in 2001. The work will centre on developing a pyrolysis project, a destructive dismantling project...

22 December 2000

Waste Recycling Group buys Hanson Waste Management for £185m


Waste Recycling Group plc today announced it had acquired Hanson Waste Management, a waste processing and disposal business, for £185 million in cash. In 1999 Hanson Waste handled 2.9 million tonnes of waste with about 52% of turnover ...

21 December 2000

Meacher signals tax changes and gives guidance on council spending


Sweeping changes to the Landfill Tax are on the cards, Environment Minister Michael Meacher hinted today. The minister also voiced robust support for the newly-formed Waste and Resources Action Programme, and revealed that he expected councils ...

20 December 2000

Boost for glass recycling demand as Berrymans is sold to Reuse Glass UK


Demand for bottlebank glass and plate glass is expected to strengthen in the UK following the sale of the glass collecting business T. Berryman & Sons to a new company, Reuse Collections Ltd. And, a new glass processing plant is to be built ...

20 December 2000

Government campaign spreads recycling message for Christmas festivities


The government campaign to promote a better approach to the environment by the public has issued a call for everyone to “Make your dustman’s Christmas a happier one” by lightening his 2.25 million tonne load. The ...

19 December 2000

Paper study finds UK world class but needs more paper machines


The British paper industry is good for the environment and needs more papermaking machines that can use recovered material if recycling rates are to rise. These two points are key findings in a report for the Department of ...

19 December 2000

CRN in consultation over distribution means for £50m of recycling funds


The Community Recycling Network (CRN) is set to seek a possible management role for some of the community recycling and composting activities to be funded in the UK by the New Opportunities Fund. Consultation is being carried out now by the...

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