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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25 January 2001

Biffa delight at winning high score in environmental performance study

 

Biffa has achieved an AAA- rating in the Corporate Environmental Performance 2001 study undertaken by SERM (the Safety & Environmental Risk Management rating agency). The study uses a 27 point rating scale from AAA+ to C- to ...

25 January 2001

Planning system threatens Landfill Directive implementation, ESA warns

 

The current planning system cannot deliver the new infrastructure needed for the UK to meet the requirements of the Landfill Directive, the Environmental Services Association has warned. Dirk Hazell, ESA chief executive, said...

25 January 2001

Test Valley finds residents do use home composting bins

 

Follow-up research by Test Valley Borough Council has found virtually all respondents to a home-composting survey had kept using compos bins bought at a one-day sale. The council’s environment and health department has ...

25 January 2001

Aluminium industry attacks Denmark over packaging tax

 

Europe’s aluminium industry wants the Danish government to be taken to court for the second time following a decision by the Danes to impose an environmental impact based tax on packaging from April 1. Denmark already bans ...

24 January 2001

Broadland to ban green waste from bins under recycling strategy

 

From April 1 this year Broadland District Council is to ban residents from putting garden waste in their wheeled bins for domestic refuse as part of a long term-plan to meet recycling targets. Currently the council offers a ...

24 January 2001

Parliamentary body notes gap in advice over recycling and efw

 

A 137% increase in energy from waste capacity in the UK is either under construction or planned according to the Energy from Waste Association. Current operating capacity (including upgrading of plants) is 2.7 million tonnes ...

24 January 2001

Low plastic collection levels “a threat to future targets”

 

The UK may well achieve its recycling target of 250,000 tonnes for plastics this year but face real problems in reaching higher levels in future years, according to Valuplast, the materials organisation for the plastics industry.

24 January 2001

Used plastics are “frozen fuel” claims British Plastics Federation

 

Used plastics are frozen fuel and the energy from them can be recovered in energy from waste incineration, was the message this week from the British Plastics Federation ahead of a tour of Danish efw plants. Peter Davis, ...

24 January 2001

IWM Wessex group to cover range of topics at February meeting

 

The newly-formed Wessex New Generation Group is to hold an inaugural meeting open to all interested in recycling and waste management on February 28. The group, set up under the auspices of the Institute of Waste Management ...

 
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