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18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve 3-weekly residual waste move

Aberdeenshire council is expected to approve plans next week to move to a three-weekly collection service for residual waste. The proposals are part of a new waste strategy for the region, which is seeking to maximise the “environmental, community and financial benefits” from the waste produced in the county. It also comes ...

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14 January 2019

Birmingham to reassess interim Veolia contract


Birmingham council’s cabinet will meet tomorrow (15 January) to discuss next steps in its waste treatment contract after a decision to extend its deal with Veolia was called in by councillors last week. Veolia signed a 25-year-...

14 January 2019

‘No-deal’ Brexit concerns surface at Defra export meeting


Interruption to exports of waste are likely in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, an exporter of refuse derived fuel (RDF) has claimed. The comments come after an industry meeting held by Defra last week (10 ...

14 January 2019

Waitrose cuts black plastic from product packaging


Supermarket chain Waitrose has removed black plastic packaging from its own-brand fresh food range including fresh meat, fish, poultry, fruit and vegetable packaging. The reduction amounts to around 1,300 tonnes of black plastic ...

14 January 2019

Research to inform ‘full cost’ packaging system


Defra is commissioning experts to provide advice on how an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system for packaging recycling could function. The work will contribute to a consultation process on policies set out in the ...

14 January 2019

Defra offers funding to food redistribution schemes


The government has invited food redistribution organisations to apply for a share of £5 million in funding as part of a pilot scheme to reduce food waste. Redistribution organisations in England can submit bids for funds to “...

14 January 2019

LAUNCHED: Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped


A group of industry bodies and have launched the highly topical Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference. Taking place on 13 February 2019 at the Congress Centre in central London, the ...

11 January 2019

Sicily snap clinches Letsrecycle Live Christmas competition


The results are in for the Letsrecycle Live 2018 Christmas competition – with a seasonal snap from Roger Hudspith of Recycling Training Services crowned the winner. As part of the competition, readers of

11 January 2019

Plastics news round-up (11/01/2019)


With news on: Plastics network launched; recycled polymer commitment; London plastics confusion, and; call for collection improvements. ‘Circular’ plastics network launched

11 January 2019

‘Injury risk’ sees South Lakes reduce recycling box size


South Lakeland district council is switching to smaller recycling boxes to reduce the “potential risk” of injury to council staff and householders. The 44-litre blue boxes being distributed to householders are the same length ...

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