News Wednesday 23 September 2020
23 September 2020

Eustice targets ‘holistic’ waste policies

The environment secretary George Eustice said today (23 September) any targets set under the Environment Bill framework would retain a “holistic ethos” between policy areas. The government is to set legally binding targets under its Environment Bill by 31 October 2022 to help the country “build back greener” (see

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15 September 2020

Fenix to open West Midlands battery plant

 

Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd is to open a mixed chemistry battery recycling facility in the West Midlands in October. The Willenhall-based shredding and recycling plant will be the first in the UK to offer on-site recycling for ...

15 September 2020

‘Influencing innovation through a circular economy’

 

Mariam Bajulaiye and Dr Adam Read have developed this joint article by drawing on pointers from previous household re-use and repair technical research projects delivered on behalf of local authorities across England.

15 September 2020

ReFood driver dies in London house collision

 

An appeal for witnesses and relevant footage has been launched following a fatal collision yesterday (14 September) in south east London, where a ReFood food waste collection vehicle collided with two other cars before crashing into a house...

15 September 2020

Monthly packaging data shows ‘mixed’ picture

 

Provisional monthly packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been described as "mixed" by some compliance specialists, although there is generally confidence that recycling targets for 2020 will be met. The data, ...

14 September 2020

Recresco targets stability after Ellesmere Port site acquisition

 

This week saw glass recycling company Recresco announce it had purchased the Ellesmere Port site it has occupied on a lease basis for the past 12 years. James Langley investigates what’s brewing in Cheshire.

14 September 2020

DHL triumphs at Masters of Waste 2020

 

A  team of four from logistics firm DHL won the Masters of Waste 2020 golf tournament last week (9 September), with a score of 99 points.   The team, consisting of Simon Potter, Charles Kock, Chris Brown and Ashley Smart, won ...

14 September 2020

News in brief (14/09/20)

 

With news on: Full Circle Generation EfW plant processes first 100,000 tonnes; Coca-Cola in the Netherlands and Norway to switch to rPET; Dsposal wins 10-year Acumen contract; and, Aldi introduces cardboard packaging across steak range.

14 September 2020

Judge rules for Essex in Tovi Eco Park dispute

 

A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Essex county council in the latest judgment in the long running dispute between the local authority and UBB Waste (Essex) Ltd. UBB operates the Tovi Eco Park facility in Basildon. Several ...

11 September 2020

EA misses 2019/20 illegal waste site targets

 

The Environment Agency missed targets for reducing the number of high-risk illegal waste sites in the 2018/19 financial year. The public body today (11 September) published a corporate scorecard for the fourth quarter of 2019/20, ...

 
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