News Friday 21 September 2018
21 September 2018

REPIC publishes WEEE target method research

WEEE compliance scheme Repic has today (21 September) published a new way for calculating the target setting for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the UK. The possible approach has been produced by the Pentland Centre of Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, which was commissioned by ...

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14 September 2018

Waste chiefs optimistic at RWM


Two “big hitters” of the waste and recycling sector, David Palmer-Jones and Ian Wakelin, kicked off this year’s RWM event at Birmingham’s NEC on Wednesday (12 September). The discussion started positively, with Suez’ ...

14 September 2018

European Parliament passes plastics strategy


A “positive” vote by the European Parliament yesterday (September 13) on an EU strategy for plastics, has been broadly welcomed by the waste management sector.   Pan-European waste body, FEAD, whose members are national waste...

14 September 2018

One set of sustainability indicators of benefit, says Cooke


A consistent set of ‘sustainability’ indicators would be of “clear benefit” for the recycling, resource and waste management sector, according to Pennon Group’s head of sustainability. The rationale for a single set of ...

14 September 2018

North Yorks councils face cuts to recycling credits


District and borough councils in North Yorkshire may look to increase the charge for their garden waste collections due to changes in the way the county council issues recycling credits. Last week, North Yorkshire county council ...

Jacob Hayler 14 September 2018

Competition ‘drives value for money’ for waste collections


The Environmental Services Association has urged local authorities to utilise competition to "drive value for money" for their waste collections.  Speaking at the RWM show on Wednesday (12 September), Jacob Hayler, executive ...

13 September 2018

Plastic policy at centre of Biffa talk


The prospect of transforming the plastics system in the UK was at the centre of discussions yesterday (September 12) at the Biffa breakfast meeting.  Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa, was ...

13 September 2018

Packaging reforms will take ‘a number of years’


Any government plans for packaging reform, including those set out in the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, will take “a number of years” before being implemented into UK law. That’s according to Paul Bradley, team ...

13 September 2018

Cornwall reports ‘surge’ in recycling


Recycling rates in Cornwall for the first quarter of 2018 have risen by 5% from the same period last year, council figures have shown. Cornwall council announced earlier this week (September 10) that it achieved a rate of 42% for...

12 September 2018

Swindon set to drop plastics collections


Swindon borough council is proposing to temporarily stop collecting plastics for recycling and will instead encourage residents to dispose of their plastic in their black residual waste bins. If approved, the proposal means that ...

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