News Tuesday 22 September 2020
22 September 2020

Consumers support EPR, finds Viridor poll 

This year's Viridor Recycling Index poll, published today (22 September), found that nearly two thirds of consumers believe that producers should bear the cost of recycling waste materials. The poll of 8,000 consumers was carried out by researcher YouGov for Viridor. It showed that 67% of respondents believe that taxpayers ...

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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...

18 December 2000

Meacher to face committee again as key adviser departs


Environment Minister Michael Meacher is to return to face members of the parliamentary select committee on Thursday supported by his top waste strategy adviser who leaves the job the next day. Cath Shaw, who has helped ...

18 December 2000

Suspended jail sentence for Chester man in golf course waste trial


Continued dumping of non-inert waste at a golf course has seen a Chester man sentenced to three months' imprisonment, suspended for twelve months. Sentencing was given at Cardiff High Court on December 14 after the man, ...

18 December 2000

Aylesford paper machine sets two records for production and efficiency


Aylesford Newsprint has reported that it has established a new mill speed record, achieving 1,666 metres per minute, compared to its previous best of 1,655. And, the company has also set a new world record for newsprint ...

15 December 2000

Christmas-style opening for education centre at Rockware glassworks


The Bard of Barnsley and children's poet Ian McMillan, joined Father Christmas and children from Darrington Primary School this week to mark the opening of the UK’s first glass recycling education centre. The centre, ...

14 December 2000

Agency prosecutes Newcastle and CHP business over Byker incinerator ash


The Environment Agency today announced that it will prosecute two organisations as a result of its ten-month “Byker ash” investigation in Newcastle. Newcastle City Council will face 15 charges, and a company called Contract Heat and Power ...

14 December 2000

Germany&#39s RWE confirms plans to expand in UK recycling and waste sector


Europe’s third largest waste business which is owned by Germany’s utility giant RWE, intends to expand in the UK, it was confirmed this week. Speaking exclusively to, Peter Hofinger, business development ...

14 December 2000

January OFT consultation possible for end-of -life vehicle proposals


Vehicle manufacturers working with the ACORD recycling group are close to drawing up proposals for a possible funding mechanism to pay for much higher recycling rates for end-of-life vehicles. A presentation on a collective ...

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