News Tuesday 12 November 2019
12 November 2019

‘Investment needed’ for Scottish Circular Economy Bill

Councils need to see more investment from Holyrood ahead of the Scottish government’s Circular Economy Bill, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The group has warned that improvements in recycling and resource management will be impossible if local authorities do not have the funding to ...

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6 November 2019

Plans unveiled for merchant EfW near Aberdeen


Plans for a ‘multi-million pound’ energy-from-waste facility in Aberdeenshire have been unveiled by developer Agile Energy. The Aberdeen-based company has submitted a ‘Proposal of Application Notice’ to Aberdeenshire ...

6 November 2019

Appeal over Blaydon Quarry permit rejection


Octagon Green Solutions has appealed the Environment Agency’s decision to reject its bid to transfer the permit of the Blaydon Quarry landfill site. This comes after the company applied in March 2019 to transfer the landfill ...

6 November 2019

‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost


Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside. The call to action this week (November 5) comes in the wake of the Environment Agency launching a ...

5 November 2019

ACE calls for carton recycling support


The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has called on European policy makers to ensure cartons are collected and recycled. The call comes alongside its newly-launched campaign ‘We’re not just square, we’...

5 November 2019

Bryson Recycling wins arc21 extension


Bryson Recycling has won a three-year deal worth £12.6 million to continue processing dry recyclables from six councils in Northern Ireland. The contract was procured by arc21, the umbrella waste management group for local ...

5 November 2019

Equipment news round-up (5/11/19)


With news on; CRJ Services celebrates 20 years of machinery hire; TOMRA open Leicester ‘centre for excellence’; Warwick Ward win awards at dealer conference, and; Pellenc ST launches compact sorting machine.

5 November 2019

Plastic reduction ‘needs to be done carefully’


Public concern surrounding plastic packaging in supermarkets has grown over the past year, but its removal needs to be done carefully to avoid food waste. That was the verdict from WRAP’s latest Retail Survey released today (5 ...

4 November 2019

Viridor signs ‘landfill gas to transport fuel’ deal


Viridor has signed an agreement with a Dutch technology firm to deliver a ‘gas clean-up system’ which will turn landfill gas into transport fuels. The deal with CarbonOrO – described by Viridor as a “£2million innovation ...

4 November 2019

Mixed progress at Amey’s Isle of Wight project


Development of Amey’s Isle of Wight Energy from Waste (EfW) facility is behind schedule, as the island’s local authority says that the plant will become operational around six months after the expected date. Last year Amey...