News Sunday 9 May 2021
7 May 2021

Defra issues consistency consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has this morning (7 May) released its delayed consultation on consistent collections in England. In the document, Defra confirms the proposal of free garden waste collections, a preference for more frequent than fortnightly collections in urban areas and weekly food...

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4 May 2021

Study finds packaging ‘less recyclable’ in UK

 

A study carried out by consumer research company Which? has found that 32% of brand packaging in the UK is not “easily recyclable in practice”.   The study called 'The Consumer Lens on Packaging 2021' was commissioned by...

4 May 2021

Paper market cooling from recent highs

 

Markets for waste paper in May are said to be levelling or cooling for a number of reasons including weaker demand from India for mixed paper and seasonal lower demand from China. Exporters of recovered – or waste – paper for ...

4 May 2021

Waste wood exports see further fall in 2020

 

Exports of waste wood from the UK continued to plummet in 2020, according to the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) annual survey, as tonnages moved into the domestic biomass market. The latest WRA survey results, released this ...

4 May 2021

Countrystyle expands into Cambridgeshire

 

Countrystyle Recycling, working alongside sister company Envar Composting, has announced the launch of a waste collection and treatment services for commercial and industrial customers in the Cambridgeshire area. Countrystyle says...

4 May 2021

UKWSL rebrands as ‘Novati’

 

VIDEO REPORT:  Nottinghamshire-based brokerage firm UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL) has today announced it has rebranded as Novati. The company says the move to a new name was underpinned by the belief that waste collection is “...

4 May 2021

CRA backs Asda’s move into second hand textiles

 

The Charity Retail Association (CRA) has welcomed Asda’s move last week to begin selling second hand clothes, saying any initiatives to “drive down textile waste” are welcome. The supermarket giant last week announced it ...

30 April 2021

Pilsworth landfill reopens after fire

 

Viridor says its Pilsworth Landfill site in Bury, Greater Manchester, began receiving waste deliveries today (30 April) after suffering a fire earlier this week. The blaze broke out in the early hours of Monday morning and ...

30 April 2021

Initiatives launched to remove 2,400 tonnes of plastic

 

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and the Co-operative have both announced initiatives which will removing more than 1,000 tonnes of plastic from use. But, the Co-op is to replace its bag with 'compostable' bags, which themselves remain a ...

30 April 2021

Biffa doubles Aldridge plastic recycling capacity

 

Waste management company Biffa has doubled the plastic recycling capacity at its Aldridge materials recycling facility (MRF) in the West Midlands to 80,000 tonnes a year. This comes as Biffa sets itself the target of quadrupling ...

 
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