News Wednesday 18 July 2018
17 July 2018

Government accused of ‘turning blind eye’ to EfW emissions

The government has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “loophole” which means that operators of waste incinerators don’t have to report certain types of emissions. The accusation was made by the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) pressure group, which unveiled a report in the House of Lords today with the ...

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9 July 2018

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017


Gate fees for landfill sites, excluding tax, have fallen slightly from 2016 but local authorities and waste contractors expect to see increases soon as available capacity reduces.  That was the verdict from resources charity WRAP...

9 July 2018

Glazewing deal sees Veolia expand in the east


Veolia has strengthened its service provision in the east of England with the acquisition of the trade waste business of Glazewing which is based near King’s Lynn. The sale sees the owners of Glazewing, brothers Jon and Simon ...

9 July 2018

FCC and Barrow in kerbside quality clash


A waste working group for Barrow borough council has found what it described as some “unacceptable issues” with the waste service provided by contractor FCC Environment. But, FCC has noted that the quality of the materials ...

6 July 2018

Lidl to acquire German waste business


The Schwarz Group, parent company of retailer Lidl, is to acquire German waste disposal company, Tönsmeier Group. The acquisition via GreenCycle – a subsidiary of German retail giant Schwarz – is designed to ...

6 July 2018

HSE reports three ‘bin sleeping’ deaths


Three members of the public were killed last year after sleeping in bins or skips which were later taken to recycling sites, it has emerged. The statistic emerged as part of the annual release of workplace fatalities by the ...

6 July 2018

Ward builds for growth and customers


Ward is an established metals recycling and waste business headquartered in Ilkeston. visited to find out about the company’s activities and ongoing plans for growth. In April this year, the family-owned metal ...

6 July 2018

Polyurethane foam and the environment


Technical Foam Services – an independent foam convertor based in Corby – sees the importance of an increased environmental focus in the foam industry with the potential of new materials and production techniques and a need to reduce the ...

5 July 2018

Thérèse Coffey returns to Defra


The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has welcomed back Thérèse Coffey to her post as parliamentary under secretary of state. Dr Coffey returns after recovering from a “period of illness” during which...

5 July 2018

Waste operatives to strike in East Dunbartonshire


Trade unions have warned of an “ensuing backlog” of waste in East Dunbartonshire, as some council waste workers prepare for strike action next month. Unite said members working at the Scottish council’s ...

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