News Tuesday 21 January 2020
20 January 2020

‘Strategic review’ leads to WasteAid board changes

Waste management charity WasteAid has announced a string of managerial changes as part of a “strategic review”, with chief executive Mike Webster and founding signatory Ray Georgeson both stepping down. The ‘strategic review’ was announced in the charity’s board meeting last week, January 15, with a series of changes ...

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14 January 2020

OPRL plays down ‘risks’ of new label


The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) has leapt to the defence of its simplified recycling label following concerns that the scheme could discourage recycling and increase contamination. In December, the not-for profit body announced...

14 January 2020

Lakeside signs APC residue recycling deal


A 10-year contract has been signed between Lakeside Energy from Waste and O.C.O Technology to recycle the Air Pollution Control (APC) residues from the Lakeside incinerator at Colnbrook. O.C.O Technology says it first began ...

14 January 2020

WRAP announces Recycle Week dates


Resources body WRAP’s 18th annual Recycle Week is to be held between 21 and 27 September, with the theme to be announced later this year. Each year Recycle Week is held by WRAP in an attempt to change people’s recycling ...

14 January 2020

Barry Biomass undergoing final tests


The much-delayed 86,000 tonnes per year capacity biomass facility in Barry is undergoing its final phase of testing with developers hoping for the plant to be fully operational later this year. First granted planning permission in...

13 January 2020

Competition drives recycling, finds ESA report


Outsourced council waste collections achieve higher recycling rates than in-house services, according to research conducted by environmental consultancy Eunomia. The findings, published in a report today (13 January) for the ...

13 January 2020

RDF sector awaits full impact of Dutch tax


With a €32.63 Euros tax now in place for exports of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to the Netherlands, early signs are that there has been no immediate market shock in the commercial marketplace but problems await in 2020.

13 January 2020

Talk grows of Viridor sale


Viridor has said it will “update the market as and when it is appropriate” in light of reports which suggest American private equity firm KKR lodged a bid for the waste management company last year.  According to reports in

13 January 2020

‘Smart and sustainable packaging’ fund opens


Government funding worth £1 million has today (13 January) been opened for applications from "early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging".  The funding forms part of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging ...

13 January 2020

Eunomia to research carbon impact of Devon’s waste


Environmental consultancy Eunomia has been commissioned by Devon county council to carry out an analysis of the carbon impacts of the authority’s waste management services. The project – which began in December 2019 but was ...