News Saturday 17 November 2018
16 November 2018

Tower Hamlets to bring waste services in-house

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has opted to bring its waste and recycling services in-house once its existing contract with Veolia expires in 2020. A report to the Tower Hamlets cabinet, which recommended that an in-house waste collection, recycling and street cleansing service should be created to “improve services ...

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8 November 2018

Renewi records UK municipal return to profit


Renewi has recorded a profit of £2.2m in the UK municipal division of its company so far this financial year, up from a loss of £3.5 million in the same period last year. This was put down to a number of factors including the ...

8 November 2018

Inquest opens into Nechells metals site fatalities


The Coroner's Inquest into the deaths of five men killed in an incident at Hawkeswood Metal Recycling, Nechells, Birmingham in 2016 started this week. Five workers aged between 40 and 56 were killed when a wall collapsed on them ...

8 November 2018

Judge rejects a judicial review for Rookery Pit EfW


A protest group in Bedfordshire has failed to obtain a judicial review into the granting of an environmental permit to Covanta, for its Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Rookery Pit, Bedford. The protest group, Bedfordshire ...

8 November 2018

Construction starts at Hooton gasification plant


Aviva Investors has acquired the 240,000 tonnes capacity gasification facility which is being developed by CoGen in Hooton, Cheshire. The purchase of the Hooton Bio Power facility by the Aviva asset management business comes in ...

7 November 2018

B&M Waste relaunches bin sleeping campaign


B&M Waste is relaunching its annual winter ‘Refuse not Refuge’ campaign, warning of the dangers of sleeping in bins. Launching this month, the campaign is aimed at reducing the number of people seeking refuse in waste ...

7 November 2018

Viridor collaborates with brands on product packaging


Viridor has announced it is working with a number of leading highstreet retail brands to ensure product packaging can survive the sorting process at its UK polymer recycling facilities. According to Viridor, collaboration across ...

7 November 2018

EU discussions centre on single use plastics


Lobby groups who are keen to see the European Parliament’s idea of having at least 35% of recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025 are keeping the pressure on within Europe as discussions take place in Brussels. Crucial ...

6 November 2018

Authorities warned about site of Liverpool ‘recycling centre’ fire


Crews from Mersey Fire & Rescue have this afternoon left the scene of a fire at a ‘recycling centre’ in Birkenhead, 20 hours after the incident was first reported. One person involved in the ownership of the site, ...

6 November 2018

Energy blow with turbine shutdown at Edmonton


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is facing restricted capacity at its “ageing” energy from waste facility in Edmonton, with the “unplanned” shutdown of one of its four turbines. However, LondonEnergy Ltd (LEL) – ...

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