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6 May 2021

Health secretary wades into Walley’s Quarry row

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, wrote to the Environment Agency this week (4 May) expressing “grave concerns” about the “current situation” at the Walley’s Quarry landfill site near Newcastle-under-Lyme. Run by waste management company Red Industries, the controversial site in the Staffordshire village of ...

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9 February 2001

London Remade appoints first chief executive


London Remade, formed to develop practical projects to boost recycling and composting in the capital, has appointed Hugh Carr-Harris as its first chief executive. Currently with consultant Enviros, Mr Carr-Harris is expected to...

9 February 2001

Agency sounds alarm bells over implementation of Landfill Directive


The government needs to get its act together on the way it implements the Landfill Directive because of the lack of clarity surrounding it, says the Environment Agency. The call comes in the Agency’s response to the ...

8 February 2001

Budget set to refocus landfill tax credits


The Landfill Tax Credits Scheme is not delivering government priorities of increased recycling and better sustainable waste management, senior Customs and Excise official Jon Anderson said this week. Speaking at the annual ...

8 February 2001

Meacher will address CRN conference


Environment minister Michael Meacher will be the key speaker at “2001 – a waste odyssey”, this year’s Community Recycling Network (CRN) conference. The minister, who is known to support the role of community recyclers, ...

8 February 2001

EU to investigate gas costs for papermakers


The Paper Federation of Great Britain has welcomed the announcement from Brussels yesterday that, following an approach from Stephen Byers, Trade and Industry Secretary, the EU Commission will launch an investigation into the use of the ...

7 February 2001

Top packaging waste official to join Wastepack as compliance director


Peter Gaffney, one of the Environment Agency’s most senior officials involved in managing the packaging waste regulations, is to join the packaging waste compliance scheme Wastepack as director of compliance. A statement from...

7 February 2001

WRAP cites low landfill costs as barrier to greater wood recycling


A national regrading programme to help encourage the use of reclaimed timber is proposed by WRAP as one of four actions it could take to help increase the level of wood recycling. The proposal comes in a consultation paper on ...

7 February 2001

Lipscomb task force to assess collection and reprocessing capacity


Crucial work to find out exactly where the “flows and blockages” are in the UK packaging waste recovery system is to be carried to see whether more collection or reprocessing is needed. The work is to be carried out by the ...

7 February 2001

Two London boroughs award kerbside collection to not-for-profit company


ECT Recycling, one of the increasingly successful not-for-profit organisations collecting kerbside recyclables has secured two new contracts in London. The company has won a large contract to collect recyclables in East London ...

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