News Monday 28 May 2018
25 May 2018

ESA: Meeting EU recycling targets ‘challenging’

The UK could meet the overall recycling rates required under the Circular Economy proposals, but it will be difficult and costly for both local authorities and the commercial sector, a report by the ESA has found. The news comes in the first of two new reports, launched today, looking at what it will take to meet the recycling ...

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16 May 2018

Equipment news round-up (16/05/2018)

 

With news on: Economic Skips grabs JCB excavator; Bobcat expands self-levelling planer attachment range; Carl Bird Skip Hire choses Finlay Plant; Nihot launches RDF technology; Alderney renews baler investment; and, Doosan to ...

16 May 2018

Reflections on Brexit and the Circular Economy Package

 

OPINION: Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, shares his reflections on Brexit and the Circular Economy Package.   As the saga of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) draws to a...

16 May 2018

Interserve to be investigated over EfW exit

 

Construction firm Interserve is being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority over its handling of information relating to exiting its energy-from-waste (EfW) business. Interserve said it will “co-operate fully with ...

15 May 2018

Consultation opens on Sheppey recycling site

 

Consultation has opened on a bespoke environmental permit application for Nova Material Recycling to develop a multi-purpose recycling facility handling 150,000 tonnes of material per year on a site near Sheerness, Kent. The ...

15 May 2018

Fire ongoing at former Sunderland waste site

 

A fire which started yesterday at a scrapyard and waste site previously operated by waste management firm, Alex Smiles, in Deptford, Sunderland is ongoing. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were made aware of the incident ...

15 May 2018

ADBA welcomes higher tariffs

 

The trade association for the anaerobic digestion sector in the UK has described the restoring of the higher tariff levels for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) as a ‘vital boost’ to UK’s ability to produce renewable energy through AD...

15 May 2018

Councils set to benefit more from PRN system

 

Reform of the UK’s packaging waste recovery note (PRN) system looks likely to see local authorities gain some form of financial support from PRNs issued on household packaging material. At the same time, the PRN funding would be...

Antrim 14 May 2018

Arc21 incinerator approval ‘unlawful’

 

Approving a new £240m waste incinerator on the outskirts of north Belfast without a minister being in post was unlawful, a High Court judge ruled today. Mrs Justice Keegan backed claims that a senior civil servant did not have ...

14 May 2018

Schools boost for Duracell and BatteryBack

 

Alkaline battery producer Duracell has today announced that a scheme it ran last year to encourage children to recycle batteries has seen over 2.3 million recycled. The nationwide initiative, ‘the Big Battery Hunt’, was ...

 
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