News Saturday 23 March 2019
22 March 2019

Six month timetable for India plastics restriction

EXCLUSIVE: India’s ban on plastic waste imports will come into effect at the end of August, documents seen by have indicated. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) announced that it had banned the import of plastic scrap, in a bulletin posted on 6 March (

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19 March 2019

Organisers highlight Global Recycling Day success


The organisers of Global Recycling Day, which took place yesterday (18 March), have praised the success of the event after people from across the world took part. In its second year, the Global Recycling Day 2019 focused on ‘...

18 March 2019

Suez Mitcham waste fire ‘under control’


[Updated 19 March 13.08: London Fire Brigade has confirmed that its officers left the site at 11.25 this morning] A fire which started at Suez’ Benedict Wharf site in Mitcham, south west London, last night (17 March) is ...

18 March 2019

‘Environmental change without enforcement won’t balance’


OPINION: Anthony Sant, AO Business UK managing director, shares his thoughts on regulation and enforcement in the waste management sector. Modern communications technology now means a message can travel around the world ...

18 March 2019

Companies mark Global Recycling Day


The second ever Global Recycling Day is being celebrated today, with a range of waste management companies marking the occasion in their own way. The event is organised by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), which ...

18 March 2019

EMR urges public to sell metal direct to recyclers


Members of the public should look to sell their scrap metal items directly to metal recyclers, rather than taking them to local authority civic amenity sites, metal recycler EMR Group has suggested. The comments come after the ...

18 March 2019

ISM launches campaign after propane cylinder incident


Bury-based ISM Recycling has launched a safety campaign with its customers following an incident which saw a propane cylinder placed in a collected skip and crushed. The company explained that the cylinder was crushed by a blade ...

18 March 2019

Shropshire to cut bring-back sites this spring


Shropshire council is set to “close and remove” its recycling bring-back sites, subject to cabinet approval on Wednesday (March 20). The council will vote on the move to close the 120 sites across the county in an effort to ...

15 March 2019

Birmingham and Unite end dispute


The long-running dispute between Birmingham city council and the Unite union has ended, after the council today (March 15) approved a legal agreement which brought an end to the dispute. The Unite union said in a statement that it...

15 March 2019

Coral Products opens recycling facility at Haydock


Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd saw its newly-built plastic container recycling facility at Haydock officially opened in mid-March, allowing the Merseyside-based company to reprocess used polypropylene boxes and use the pellets for new ...

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