News Friday 22 September 2017
21 September 2017

Councils gear up for Recycle Week

With Recycle Week less than a week away, councils around the country are preparing for the week-long event to raise awareness of recycling and waste issues. Taking place between 25 September and 1 October, Recycle Week is organised by resource charity WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. WRAP’s theme this year is ‘...

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18 September 2017

Ward’s vehicles get a quirky make-over


Metals recycler Ward has purchased a customised ‘giraffe’ material handler and a ‘cheetah’ wheel loader from manufacturer Liebherr. The Derbyshire-based company announced that the giraffe and cheetah will be handling ...

15 September 2017

EMR purchase of Metal & Waste Recycling to be investigated


The Competition and Markets Authority has announced this week that it is investigating the "completed acquisition by European Metal Recycling Limited of Metal & Waste Recycling Limited". EMR acquired Metal & Waste ...

15 September 2017

EA and DVSA to target illegal waste carriers


The Environment Agency has announced an agreement with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on steps to stop illegal waste carriers and improve road safety in England. Sir James Bevan, Environment Agency chief executive, and...

15 September 2017

Viridor and Sheffield University undertake robotics project


Viridor has been working with Sheffield University on a robotics project, which it said could have a ‘significant impact’ on plant safety and efficiency. And, the company’s development manager hopes to have a robot onsite ...

15 September 2017

Audit committee re-launches disposable packaging inquiry  


The Environment Audit Committee has re-launched an inquiry into disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles. The Committee is again chaired by labour MP Mary Creagh, who has challenged the department over a number of years, ...

15 September 2017

Franchise model gains traction at RWM


LWARB subsidiary, London Business Waste and Recycling, and a Westminster city council expert this week advocated a franchise model to deliver waste services for certain locations. The calls came during a panel discussion at the ...

14 September 2017

Charity news round-up (14/09/2017)


With news on: Michael Eavis joins Viridor celebrations; Ellgia takes on Berlin Marathon; Veolia supports Race for Life; and, LondonWaste's charity pledge.

14 September 2017

HMRC to ‘crackdown’ on illegal waste sites


Rogue operators handling waste illegally will have to pay landfill tax, the government’s economic and finance ministry warned yesterday (13 September). From 1 April 2018, HMRC is proposing to make the illegal disposal of ...

14 September 2017

Six EfW projects awarded in CfD auction


Six energy from waste projects and two biomass combined heat and power projects have secured funding in the second government ‘Contracts for Difference’ (CfD) auction for renewable technologies. In total, 11 new energy ...

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