News Tuesday 20 February 2018
20 February 2018

Arc21 energy from waste project awaits court ruling

Civil servants are in "disarray" over the extent of their powers in the absence of devolved ministers at Stormont, Northern Ireland's High Court has been told. Lawyers for a group opposed to a planned £240m waste incinerator in Co Antrim claimed officials have been inconsistent about their authority to take decisions on high-...

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Cycle Link anniversary 9 February 2018

China experts explain paper market changes


With UK prices for used cardboard and mixed paper tumbling this month (February 2018), an international conference in Shanghai, China heard details of a fall in the volume of recycled or waste paper (RCP) used in the country in 2017.

9 February 2018

UK the biggest contributor to ERP’s milestone


The European Recycling Platform (ERP) has announced it has collected and treated more than 3 million tonnes of WEEE across the continent since its foundation in 2002. This equates to preventing the emission of more than 32 million...

Biffa 9 February 2018

Central Beds set for collections review


Central Bedfordshire council is looking at ways to increase efficiency and make savings to its waste collection service. A consultation into changes to the authority’s service, which includes a move to three-weekly residual ...

8 February 2018

Industry figures issue warnings on deposit scheme


The head of sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners has acknowledged the need for reform on plastic recycling – but warned the government that any deposit return scheme (DRS) would need to be a part of wider measures ...

8 February 2018

Biogen snaps up Tamar in AD deal


Biogen, a portfolio company of infrastructure investment manager Ancala Partners LLP, has acquired food waste treatment firm, Tamar Energy, for an undisclosed sum. A number of Tamar Energy’s existing shareholders have rolled-...

8 February 2018

Bird steps down after ‘tremendous’ time as LARAC chair


VIDEO REPORT: Andrew Bird talks about his past four years as chair of the local authority recycling advisory committee (LARAC). Andrew Bird, says he enjoyed his time as chair of LARAC "tremendously” after stepping down from the ...

8 February 2018

Northern Ireland sees record high in recycling rate


Northern Ireland has recorded its highest ever household waste recycling rate at 51.5% in the three months between July and September 2017. According to provisional statistics released by the Department of Agriculture, Environment...

8 February 2018

Carousel fraud concerns after scrap dealer jailed


The British Metals Recycling Association has said that the conviction of a scrap metal dealer who failed to pay more than £200,000 of VAT which he charged customers, highlights a “significant issue” in the metals recycling industry.

internal China 7 February 2018

Cycle Link event hears from EA and exporters


A range of topics were discussed at the Cycle Link International conference held in Shanghai including the consequences of the control measures in China for local authorities and exporters. This second report continues ...

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