News Tuesday 20 February 2018
20 February 2018

Arc21 energy from waste project awaits court ruling

Civil servants are in "disarray" over the extent of their powers in the absence of devolved ministers at Stormont, Northern Ireland's High Court has been told. Lawyers for a group opposed to a planned £240m waste incinerator in Co Antrim claimed officials have been inconsistent about their authority to take decisions on high-...

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13 February 2018

Two arrested in nationwide waste crime investigation


Two men have been arrested for questioning today (13 February), in London, in connection with alleged waste crime, fraud and money laundering offences across the country. The arrests are part of a nationwide waste crime ...

13 February 2018

WRAP in new push over plastics recycling


The Waste & Resources Action Programme – WRAP– has drawn up outline proposals as to how the UK could respond and “reduce the environmental damage” caused by plastic waste usage and disposal. In a widely-distributed ...

13 February 2018

News in Brief (13/02/2018)


With news on: London partnership for flats recycling; The National Refuse Championships; Barry gasification plant permit; and Redditch recycling business expands.

13 February 2018

Blackpool confirms move in-house


Blackpool council expects to make “significant savings” when it brings its waste collection service back in-house next year, when its contract with Veolia comes to an end. The authority has accused Veolia of offering savings ...

12 February 2018

UK municipal work still knocking Renewi


Renewi has made “good operational progress” during the second half of the financial year, but is facing continuing losses on municipal contracts with Wakefield council and for the Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (BDR) partnership.

12 February 2018

Ireland’s Panda to open plastics film plant in Corby


A recycling facility for waste plastic films is to be opened later this year in Leicestershire by waste management firm Panda, a subsidiary of the Irish Beauparc Utilities group. Beauparc said that plant to be installed at the ...

12 February 2018

Agency rejects fresh Octagon transfer request for Blaydon


For the second time in less than six months, the Environment Agency has rejected an application to transfer the environmental permit for Blaydon Quarry landfill, near Newcastle upon Tyne, to a different operator. And, the Agency ...

9 February 2018

Cornwall progresses collections rethink


Cornwall council has unanimously approved to progress its draft Household Resources & Waste strategy to a public consultation. The strategy will aim to “replicate best practice of other similar local authorities”. ...

9 February 2018

Suez celebrates milestone at Severnside ERF


Suez UK's chief executive David Palmer-Jones has emphasised the important role that councils play in creating an efficient waste management system to ensure that materials can be collected for recycling and residual waste for effective waste ...

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