News Friday 16 April 2021
16 April 2021

Consistency consultation delay met with disappointment

Defra’s decision to delay the publication of its second consultation on consistent collections until after the local elections on 6 May has been met with disappointment from the waste sector. The consultation of consistency in recycling collections is one of three which will shake up the UK’s recycling system. ...

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16 January 2001

Waste Watch celebrates 700 mark for charity recycling advice project


Waste Watch today holds a special Parliamentary Reception to celebrate the success of its waste minimisation project for charities, 3Rs for the 3rd sector. More than 700 organisations have benefited from the service since it began in ...

15 January 2001

Teeside and large containers in plastics recycling research


Plastics recycling organisation Recoup is to launch two new programmes to investigate opportunities for plastics packaging recycling. One will look focus on Teesside and the other on whether larger post use plastic containers can be recycled.

12 January 2001

Southampton efw plant clears planning hurdles


Final planning hurdles for the second of Hampshire’s three proposed energy from waste plants have been cleared. The Government Office for the South East said today that the Deputy Prime Minister had decided not to call in ...

12 January 2001

Scottish report finds under reporting of active waste landfilling


The Scottish Executive has released evidence that some landfill operators in Scotland may be failing to report the disposal of active waste to Customs and Excise which could mean the avoidance of large amounts of landfill tax payments.

11 January 2001

Metals recyclers look to become service providers for car manufacturers


The metals recycling could move to the stage where it becomes “very much a service-based” industry in the future, according to Jeremy Sutcliffe, chief executive of the UK’s second largest metal recycling business Simsmetal UK.

11 January 2001

Incineration directive to become law in UK by end of year


The new incineration of waste directive is likely to be adopted by the end of 2001 in the UK according to the Energy from Waste Association. But, the association considers it will not affect future design of plants.

11 January 2001

Agency confirms special waste controls for photo waste


The Environment Agency has reaffirmed that photographic waste is Special Waste and has this week updated its guidance to this effect. The revised guidance - in the form of a Special Waste Explanatory Note (SWEN) – and is ...

10 January 2001

Survey finds compliance schemes have won control of PRN market


Compliance schemes have won the battle to control the market for PRNs (packaging waste recovery notes), many accredited reprocessors believe. And, prices for the first quarter of 2001 look likely to be much lower than anticipated.

10 January 2001

Plans for continental recovered newsprint plants put pressure on Aylesford decision


A decision on construction of a second paper machine at the Aylesford Newsprint could be influenced by the announcement that global paper group Stora Enso is to build a recovered newsprint machine in Belgium. The announcement ...

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