News Monday 28 May 2018
25 May 2018

ESA: Meeting EU recycling targets ‘challenging’

The UK could meet the overall recycling rates required under the Circular Economy proposals, but it will be difficult and costly for both local authorities and the commercial sector, a report by the ESA has found. The news comes in the first of two new reports, launched today, looking at what it will take to meet the recycling ...

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18 May 2018

Gender pay: Lessons from the waste sector


OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, looks at the issue of gender pay in relation to the waste and recycling sector. Mandatory gender pay reporting – the deadline for which was last month – has revealed in...

18 May 2018

Commercialisation and HWRCs


Brian Mayne and John Woodruff from the Resource Efficiency & Waste Management team at Ricardo Energy & Environment look at the options for commercialisation of HWRCs Against a backdrop of...

18 May 2018

ABP collects plastics from the Humber for recycling


More than 2.5 tonnes of plastics have been recovered from waters around the Humber estuary and will be used in the production of shampoo bottles by Procter and Gamble. The collection of the material, which will be shredded to ...

18 May 2018

Veolia wins BID business service in Bristol


Bristol City Centre BID (Business Improvement District) is entering into a partnership with Veolia to deliver a new waste collection service to city centre businesses. Starting this month, the waste collection service will be ...

17 May 2018

Epping rewards flats residents who waste less food


Residents in 1,600 flats in the Epping Forest district council area are to be rewarded with vouchers if they waste less food. Incentives business Local Green Points, explained today (17 May) that the authority had launched a new ...

17 May 2018

East Devon invests in sorting and baling machine


East Devon district council has invested in a “giant” sorting and baling machine to separate more than 5,000 tonnes of recycling a year collected from residents across the district. The council’s ...

17 May 2018

IFAT told tax incentives would drive recycled content


Greater regulation to drive recycling and new tax incentives for producers to use recycled materials were among the policies advocated at a high-level forum at IFAT 2018, Europe’s largest trade show for the sector. A three-hour ...

17 May 2018

Lords back environmental safeguards in Brexit Bill


The government’s EU Withdrawal Bill suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords last night, as the parliament’s upper chamber voted in favour of adding environmental safeguards to the proposals. Peers voted by a ...

Biffa 16 May 2018

Central Beds opts against three-weekly residual waste service


Central Bedfordshire council has committed to introducing a separate food waste collection service for householders, as well as exploring options for the introduction of a separate collection for glass. However, the council has ...

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