News Thursday 17 June 2021
17 June 2021

FCC Environment makes South Hams video apology

In a video on YouTube, FCC Environment has made an apology to South Hams residents after what has been deemed as an “extremely poor” roll-out of  a new recycling service. The waste management company began its contract providing waste and recycling collections for South Hams district council in Devon in April 2019 (see

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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 ...

13 December 2000

Recycling reduction to be considered for Special Waste Regulations fees


The government has announced that a number of changes to the Special Waste Regulations 1996 are being considered for several reasons. A consultation paper will be issued early next year with the changes likely to come into ...

12 December 2000

Multi-million pound grant for new Aylesford machine is on the horizon


The government is moving closer to reaching a decision on giving a grant towards the cost of Aylesford Newsprint installing another paper machine for producing recycled newsprint. Revealing that an announcement will be made in...

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