News Thursday 26 November 2020
26 November 2020

Merseyside reports 2019/20 recycling rate fall

The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) recorded a 0.6% drop in its recycling rate in 2019/20, according to a report which went before the authority last week (20 November). However, the authority explained that actual tonnages of recycling have risen, but overall residual waste has also grown by a larger amount. ...

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20 November 2020

Garnier launches shampoo bars to cut plastic


L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has announced that it has today (20 November) launched a range of shampoo bars in the UK to offer consumers alternatives to liquid shampoo products in plastic bottles. Garnier says the initiative ...

20 November 2020

Enva fined over Paisley magnet fatality 


Enva Scotland has been fined £264,000 for the death of an employee working on a shredder at its Burnbrae Road, Paisley facility in 2018. The incident took place on 28 March 2018 at an industrial unit owned by recycling company ...

20 November 2020

RDF Conference less than a week away's seventh annual RDF Conference, run in collaboration with the RDF Industry Group, is now less than a week away.  Topics to be discussed at the online event on 26 November include the impact of the ...

20 November 2020

Changes to Cornish collections delayed


Plans to introduce weekly food waste collection and fortnightly waste and recycling collection services in Cornwall have been delayed by almost a year. Cornwall council agreed a new eight-year contract with Biffa to provide waste ...

19 November 2020

Paris court orders union talks on Veolia’s Suez move


A ruling today from France's Court of Appeal in Paris today (19 November) said that before Veolia can continue in its aim of acquiring rival business Suez, it will have to consult employee representative bodies (largely trade unions). [...

19 November 2020

Suez – Veolia: “Je t’aime moi non plus”


In this special news report, French journalist Christine Lairy of French publications Metal Tribune and Profession Recycleur traces the developments in Veolia's bid to acquire Suez.

19 November 2020

BAN chief hits out at focus on recycling


The executive director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) criticised proponents of the ‘circular economy’ for focusing on recycling and ignoring waste prevention. Jim Puckett suggested an emphasis on recycling within the ...

19 November 2020

Shake up at Viridor as Piddington replaced


Viridor has confirmed Kevin Bradshaw as its new chief executive, succeeding Phil Piddington. Mr Bradshaw, 51, joined Viridor in September 2020. Most recently he was chief executive of van business Northgate plc for just under ...

18 November 2020

Fenix’s battery plant fails to open


The opening of Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd’s mixed chemistry battery recycling facility in the West Midlands has been delayed by at least two months, despite claims it would be up and running in October. The company announced in...

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