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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13 January 2020

Suez applies for Severnside capacity boost

 

Suez has applied to the Environment Agency to increase the permitted annual tonnage of its Severnside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in South Gloucestershire by 100,000 tonnes. The permit variation application for the plant, ...

10 January 2020

Cornwall awards collection contract to Biffa

 

Biffa has been awarded an eight-year contract from Cornwall council to deliver the region’s waste collection and street cleansing services. The deal, which includes street and public open space cleansing, has the option of a ...

10 January 2020

Sector looks to future as Withdrawal Bill passes

 

With the government’s Withdrawal Bill passing through the House of Commons comfortably last night, eyes in the waste and recycling sector now turn to what this will mean going forward. Under the terms of the bill, which still ...

10 January 2020

Geminor applies for Hull MRF permit

 

Geminor has applied for an environmental permit for a 150,000 tonnes per year capacity materials recycling facility (MRF) in Hull. The permit documents state that once operational, the facility will produce Refuse Derived Fuel (...

10 January 2020

Director banned for exceeding wood storage limits

 

The director of a wood recycling company based in Walsall has been fined just £860 and ordered to pay costs of £14,000 after “storing nearly four times as much waste allowed by law.” According to a statement from the ...

9 January 2020

Suspended sentence for waste transfer station manager

 

The manager of a waste transfer station in Cornwall has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence for running an illegal waste site. Adam Wilcott, 45, of Copleston Road, Plymouth, was given a 12-month prison sentence ...

9 January 2020

News in brief (09/01/19)

 

With news on: B&M acquires Ian Wilcox Recycling; Kent AD plant connected to National Grid; WRAP contributes to Chilean Plastics Pact; Homebase partners with Reconomy for landfill targets Reconomy...

9 January 2020

Enva acquires battery firm SAR Recycling

 

Enva has announced the acquisition of Immingham-based battery recycling firm SAR Recycling for an undisclosed fee. SAR Recycling describes itself as a "leading battery collection and recycling service that operates across the UK ...

9 January 2020

Green Alliance warns of ‘plastic alternative’ impacts

 

Environmental think-tank the Green Alliance has warned that companies are on the verge of switching from plastic to materials with a “greater environmental impact”, because of public pressure. The warning comes in the wake of a report...