News Saturday 23 March 2019
22 March 2019

Six month timetable for India plastics restriction

EXCLUSIVE: India’s ban on plastic waste imports will come into effect at the end of August, documents seen by have indicated. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) announced that it had banned the import of plastic scrap, in a bulletin posted on 6 March (

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15 March 2019

‘Reassessing responsibility for waste’


OPINION: David Newman, special advisor on the circular economy for AI firm Ditto Sustainability and former President of the International Soild Waste Association, gives his views on the Resource and Waste Strategy. In December, ...

15 March 2019

Veolia and Leon team up for DRS machine


Veolia has teamed up with the restaurant chain Leon to unveil a reverse vending machine which accepts plastics bottles and aluminium cans at its King’s Cross branch in London. The machine has been launched as part of a pilot ...

15 March 2019

News in brief (15/03/19)


With news on; Westminster Waste applies to expand facility; W Martin begins Nuneaton deal; MP visits DS Smith facility; UK to ‘double aid support’ for plastic recycling

15 March 2019

South Gloucestershire moves from bags to boxes


South Gloucestershire council has announced that it will replace the green and white bags used by residents for recycling with green boxes, following a public consultation. When residents now need replacement bags, they will ...

15 March 2019

Plant investment leads to losses at Clean Tech


A £7 million investment in sorting and production equipment contributed to a multi-million pound loss for the plastic recycling firm Clean Tech UK Ltd, but the company says performance has since stabilised. Clean Tech UK, which ...

14 March 2019

Extra time to enter the 2019 Awards for Excellence


Following a late surge in demand, the deadline for entries to’s 2019 Awards for Excellence has been extended to March 20. Local authorities, businesses, individuals, and waste and recycling companies ...

14 March 2019

Waste companies fined following safety breaches


Two companies in the waste sector have this week been fined for safety breaches in separate cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). On Monday (11 March), Alness-based William Munro Construction (Highland) Limited, ...

14 March 2019

Government funding for landfill leachate pilot


Viridor and a UK water purification company have been awarded grant money for a pilot project to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from leachate produced at a Devon landfill site. Viridor and Newbury-based LAT Water ...

14 March 2019

OBR predicts Scottish landfill tax ‘displacement’


Scotland’s 2021 ban on biodegradable municipal waste to landfill will ‘mostly benefit UK tax receipts’ – the government’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has claimed. The conclusion was reached in the organisation...

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