News Thursday 21 September 2017
20 September 2017

Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant

Veolia officially reopened the plastic milk bottle reprocessing plant in Dagenham yesterday (19 September), which the company has said will produce around 10,000 tonnes of high quality food grade HDPE pellets annually. The Dagenham Plastics Facility, which recycles milk bottles into HDPE pellets, was acquired by the waste ...

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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 ...

14 September 2017

Biffa outlines rationale for new landfill space


The rationale for taking a fresh policy approach to the development of new landfill capacity was outlined at the RWM show this week by two Biffa authors, following publication of its Reality Gap report. The report writers, Jeff ...

13 September 2017

Quality First report launched at RWM


The Recycling Association strengthened its call for quality recycling with the launch of its Quality First policy document at RWM in Birmingham yesterday (12 September). The report, titled ‘Why Quality Must Come First’ puts ...

13 September 2017

Deposit scheme ‘not the same’ as carrier bag levy


Comparing the idea of a deposit refund scheme for drinks bottles and cans to the plastic bag levy is not a good idea, panellists at RWM said yesterday (12 September). ...

13 September 2017

Defra hosts China recycling exports meeting


A meeting is being held today (September 14) at the offices of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of a government bid to find out more about the concerns over export restrictions to China.

12 September 2017

Suez launches capacity report at RWM


Suez is due to officially launch its report into the UK residual waste infrastructure capacity requirements at RWM exhibition today (9 September). The report, entitled ‘Mind the Gap 2017-2030’, will reaffirm the company’s ...

12 September 2017

Agency accepts Rookery EfW won’t supply heat


The Environment Agency has accepted that the Rookery South energy from waste (EfW) plant proposed for a site in Bedfordshire is too isolated to supply heat to its surrounding area and will only generate electricity. The details ...

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