News Wednesday 18 July 2018
17 July 2018

Government accused of ‘turning blind eye’ to EfW emissions

The government has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “loophole” which means that operators of waste incinerators don’t have to report certain types of emissions. The accusation was made by the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) pressure group, which unveiled a report in the House of Lords today with the ...

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11 July 2018

CARS and MRE show kicks off in Stoneleigh


The eagerly anticipated CARS and MRE trade show has kicked off today at Stoneleigh’s NAEC, near Coventry, with a limited number of free tickets still available for tomorrow. The Metals Recycling Event (MRE) and Complete Auto ...

11 July 2018

Copenhagen – Will its waste be wonderful?


SPECIAL REPORT: Jeff Cooper, a former president of ISWA - the International Solid Waste Association - reports on the association’s recent waste and recycling event in Copenhagen and reflects on current and planned activities. ...

11 July 2018

Procurement begins for Cornwall collections contract


Cornwall council has begun the procurement process for a new 10 year waste management contract worth £20 million a year. The contract will begin in April 2020, following the termination of the current contract, held by Biffa, ...

10 July 2018

NIC promotes Wales as ‘world leader in recycling’


Earlier today, the National Infrastructure Commission released a report, setting out a list of recommendations to the government on how to boost the UK's infrastructure. Joshua Doherty looks into the ...

Wood packaging 10 July 2018

Monthly data fails to alleviate PRN concerns


With the value of wood packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) now above the £30 mark and rising, the latest figures published by the Environment Agency show an increase of almost 50,000 tonnes of wood recycled over the past month.

10 July 2018

Liverpool hails move in-house ‘a success’


Liverpool City council has hailed its decision in 2015 to bring public services in-house as a “success”. This is despite the council’s subsidiary company – Liverpool Street Scene Services Ltd (LSSL) – making a loss ...

EfW 10 July 2018

Biffa asks EA to increase Newhurst EfW capacity


Biffa has applied to the Environment Agency to vary the environmental permit it was granted for its proposed Newhurst Quarry energy recovery facility in 2011, to allow for an extra 50,000 tonnes a year in capacity. The company say...

10 July 2018

Commission finds public ‘frustrated’ over recycling


The public are frustrated by the complexity of recycling, the government has been told by the National Infrastructure Commission, in a report published today (10 July). And the NIC has also highlighted its research which found ...

9 July 2018

Watch football coming home at CARS, Stoneleigh


The last remaining tickets for’s CARS summer party are still available, allowing for an evening of relaxed networking while watching the next step of football’s journey home. Sponsored by Hollander, ...

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