News Wednesday 16 June 2021
16 June 2021

Amey makes ‘good progress’ on waste contract sales

Infrastructure services provider Amey says it made “good progress” on the disposal of its waste collections businesses in 2020 after announcing its intention to leave the sector last year. Amey UK plc published its accounts for 2020 yesterday (15 June). The company’s waste collections division’s revenue was £84.8 ...

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2 February 2001

Auditor says some clinical waste can be classifed as household to reduce costs

 

Waste disposal costs for clinical waste in Scotland could be reduced if some of the material was reclassifed as household waste, says a report from Scotland’s official auditor, Audit Scotland. The handling of clinical waste ...

2 February 2001

Scottish council workers to get pay offer till 2004 next Wednesday

 

Scottish councils today (Friday) agreed a pay offer for local government employees running through to 2004 which will be formally put to the union side of the Scottish Joint Council next week. But, details of the offer will not be revealed ...

2 February 2001

WRAP consults on targets and barriers to help increase glass recycling

 

Low public awareness that clear bottles and jars can be recycled and a lack of infrastructure to collect bottles from pubs and clubs are two of the barriers to expanding glass recycling. The two barriers are listed in a set of ...

1 February 2001

Corus to close Ebbw Vale and cut 6,000 jobs in face of weak UK demand

 

More than 3 million tonnes of its iron and steelmaking capacity in flat products in the UK is to close, Corus announced this morning. The international steelmaker, which includes the former British Steel, revealed that ...

1 February 2001

March date set for start of Byker court case

 

The first court hearing of the Environment Agency's prosecution of Newcastle City Council and Contract Heat and Power over the 'B;yker ash' investigation was adjourned by magistrates yesterday. The case went before ...

31 January 2001

Shanks prepares recycling and recovery blueprint for Milton Keynes

 

A radical new approach to waste management and recycling is being considered by Milton Keynes Council which has asked the Shanks Group to draw up a feasibility study for the project. The aim of the project is understood to ...

31 January 2001

Paper market intervention suggested as WRAP seeks opinions

 

Price intervention in the recovered paper market has been suggested by WRAP, the government’s new Waste and Resources Action Programme. WRAP sees intervention as one of five possible ways in which it could help drive up ...

31 January 2001

Papermakers express serious concern about gas costs to energy minister

 

Energy Minister Peter Hain met today with senior representatives of the UK papermaking industry, to address the industry’s concerns over what it sees as “rapid, unexplained and unacceptable escalation in wholesale gas prices”.

31 January 2001

Steel oversupply is major threat to steel production sites

 

With the UK steel industry and metal recyclers poised for bad new concerning the activities of Corus in the UK, experts are reporting that world steel prices are at a record low. Consultants MEPS of Sheffield say that prices ...

 
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