News Friday 24 November 2017
24 November 2017

China’s minister for environment signals tough stance on imports

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has this week signalled that it will take a tough line on the new regulations governing the import of “solid waste” into the country under its revised regulations. Environment minister Li Ganje, speaking at a video conference on Wednesday (22 November), stressed the ...

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14 November 2017

Call for help over shredded waste flytip in Bassetlaw area


In what is thought to have been one of the first instances of its type, shredded waste thought to have been meant for use as refuse derived fuel has been flytipped. Bassetlaw district council said that last week about 50-80 ...

14 November 2017

Retail news round-up (14/11/2017)


With news on:  Helistrat renewal at discount firm Poundland; and UKWSL extends motorway service work; and Biffa growth. Helistrat renews Poundland contract Facility...

14 November 2017

Acumen opens operational centre in NE Lincolnshire


Yorkshire-based Acumen Waste Services Group (AWSG) has announced the opening of an additional operational centre in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire. The company, which operates UK-wide, said the opening of the new depot ...

14 November 2017

Charity news round-up


With news on: Viridor donates to Mencap; MRWA and Veolia fund charity project; WCRS supports children’s charity; and Yorwaste supports projects in North Yorkshire. ...

13 November 2017

Data security concerns ‘hampering’ WEEE recycling


Concerns over data security are preventing some consumers from recycling their broken and unused electrical products, according to a survey by the WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic. The survey, conducted in September 2017, ...

13 November 2017

Mid-UK Recycling fined after agency worker fatality


Mid-UK Recycling Ltd has been fined £880,000, and two people given suspended prison sentences after the death of an agency worker who was fatally drawn into machinery. Nottingham Crown Court heard how Karlis Pavasars working at ...

13 November 2017

Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body


With the Brexit Bill back in Parliament this week, environment secretary of state Michael Gove, has announced plans for a new regulatory body which would have more powers than the Environment Agency. Appearing to suggest that the ...

10 November 2017

Balance needed over food waste and plastic liners, says WRAP


Operators of anaerobic digestor plants have signalled that concerns about plastic being found in digestate for spreading on fields will be reduced if guidance published this week by WRAP is followed. But, it is unclear what ...

10 November 2017

DVSA warning to illegal waste carriers


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued a warning to illegal waste carriers, who it claims put other road users at risk. Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA chief executive, said today that the DVSA is ...

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