News Saturday 14 December 2019
13 December 2019

Villiers remains but defeats for Goldsmith and Creagh

The environment secretary Theresa Villiers retained her Chipping Barnet seat in North London last night, but her Defra ministerial colleague Zac Goldsmith was defeated. And, on the Labour side, waste specialist Mary Creagh lost her Wakefield seat to the Conservatives.    The Chipping Barnet seat was expected to be tight but Ms...

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3 December 2019

Viridor strikes further Avonmouth plastics deal

 

Viridor has signed an agreement with packaging producer Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) to supply it with 8,000 tonnes per year of recycled plastic. The five year deal will see food packaging specliaist kp supplied with post-consumer ...

3 December 2019

RWM show sold by Prysm Group

 

The RWM trade show for the waste management sector has been sold for the second time in two years. Trade exhibition organiser, Prysm Media Group, has sold the show to newly-formed company Roar Techmedia for an undisclosed sum, it ...

3 December 2019

Essex to landfill RDF in wake of Dutch tax

 

Essex county council has confirmed that around 200,000 tonnes-a-year of refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced at Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s mechanical and biological treatment facility (MBT) are to be sent to landfill. In a statement...

3 December 2019

News in brief (03/12/19)

 

With news on: Grundon releases Wimbledon recycling statistics; Enva to double capacity of recycling facility; Eco Sustainable Solutions appoint accountants; Smurfit Kappa launch eco-friendly toys. Grundon releases Wimbledon recycling ...

3 December 2019

Energy firm announces Dorset EfW plans

 

Dorset-based energy company Powerfuel Portland has announced plans to build a £100 million Energy from Waste (EfW) plant on an industrial site on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The company explained that the proposed facility ...

2 December 2019

Carpet recycling body hits back at UKWIN report

 

The trade body for carpet recyclers has hit back at a report which claimed the amount of carpets being sent for energy recovery is being “hidden”. On Thursday, 28 November, a joint investigation from UKWIN with Changing ...

2 December 2019

Mixed reaction to England’s 2018/19 recycling rate

 

There has been a mixed reaction from across the waste industry to the figures released by Defra last week (November 28) which showed that England’s household recycling rate edged upwards. As reported by letsrecycle.com ...

2 December 2019

Q3 WEEE data suggests third target miss

 

Data on the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for the first three quarters of 2019 suggests recycling targets could be missed for a third consecutive year. Figures covering the volume of WEEE collected...

2 December 2019

‘UK first’ compressor recycling machine installed

 

Environcom has installed the “UK’s first” compressor dismantling facility at its waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) treatment facility in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The machinery, which the company claims is the ...