News Tuesday 12 November 2019
12 November 2019

‘Investment needed’ for Scottish Circular Economy Bill

Councils need to see more investment from Holyrood ahead of the Scottish government’s Circular Economy Bill, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The group has warned that improvements in recycling and resource management will be impossible if local authorities do not have the funding to ...

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4 November 2019

Waste sector compliance ‘needs improvement’

 

Permit compliance in the waste sector needs “significant improvement” despite advances in other industries, according to the Environment Agency. The Agency has published a report outlining its regulatory activity in 2018 ...

4 November 2019

Eunomia joins research into packaging free shops

 

Consultancy firm Eunomia is launching research into the growth of packaging free shops in Europe in collaboration with two European organisations. Packaging free shops are seen as becoming more popular with the public as awareness...

4 November 2019

Veolia receives Princess Royal Training Award

 

Veolia has been awarded a Princess Royal Training Award for its recent initiative Respect at Work, which aimed to help staff “better manage potential abuse from members of the public”. The awards were presented by HRH...

4 November 2019

‘A need for waste wood rules and standards’

 

OPINION: 'To recycle or not to recycle – that’s the question': Replacing fresh wood with waste wood is a growing trend which is meeting political ambition in Europe. However, the full potential of material recycling is far from achieved, ...

1 November 2019

More than 1m tonnes of EfW capacity moves forward

 

Plans for two separate Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities with a combined tonnage of more than a million tonnes have taken a step forward. Wheelabrator Technologies today (1 November) launched a public consultation on a proposed ...

1 November 2019

Ward invests £1.25m on material handlers

 

Derbyshire-based metal recycling and waste management company, Ward, has invested £1.25 million in four material handlers. Ward, which has a nationwide remit, says it purchased the new Liebherr LH40 M machines for the movement of...

1 November 2019

Hot commissioning at delayed Suez Eco Park

 

Suez UK has said that its delayed Eco Park facility in Surrey is nearing completion after the facility’s gasifier accepted its first waste. The Eco Park is a collection of facilities designed to manage waste from Surrey ...

31 October 2019

Reconomy acquires Advanced Waste Solutions

 

Outsourcing specialist Reconomy has completed the acquisition of Dorset-based waste management solutions provider Advanced Waste Solutions Ltd (AWS) for an undisclosed fee. Dorset-based AWS describes itself as a waste solutions ...

31 October 2019

Dorset looks to preserve cross-border HWRC use

 

Dorset council is set to spend £405,000 ensuring that its residents have access to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) outside of the county. The proposal for the investment comes after neighbouring Hampshire county ...