News Friday 7 May 2021
7 May 2021

Defra issues consistency consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has this morning (7 May) released its delayed consultation on consistent collections in England. In the document, Defra confirms the proposal of free garden waste collections, a preference for more frequent than fortnightly collections in urban areas and weekly food...

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27 April 2021

WISH Forum updates Covid-19 guidance

 

The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum released the 10th version of its information document for managing coronavirus risks for waste management activities on 23 April. While the WISH Forum said it was a routine “...

27 April 2021

TRA warns of ‘difficult decisions’ for textiles sector

 

The textiles sector will have to make “difficult” decisions on how to reduce the consumption of new clothing, according to the director of the Textiles Recycling Association (TRA). The comments from Alan Wheeler came as ...

27 April 2021

Cancelling PRNs could ‘punish victims’

 

Compliance specialists have warned that in threatening to cancel ‘incorrect’ packaging recovery notes (PRNs), the Environment Agency could punish the “victim” rather than the “criminal”. The Agency wrote to the ...

27 April 2021

Uncertainty surrounds Q1 plastic packaging data

 

Uncertainly surrounds provisional packaging data for the first quarter of 2021, published last week on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD). Compliance schemes have sounded a note of caution as the figures are believed to ...

27 April 2021

Biffa ‘considering options’ over landfill fluff ruling

 

Biffa is “considering its options” after the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of HMRC last week in the long-running dispute over whether waste deposited as fluff at landfill sites is taxable. The waste giant said it was “...

26 April 2021

Agency ‘can cancel incorrect PRNs from July’

 

EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has written to the packaging sector to “communicate its position” that in situations when PRNs issued are found to be 'incorrect', warning it will be able to cancel them from July 2021.  ...

26 April 2021

Obituary: Werner Doppstadt, founder of the Doppstadt Group

 

Werner Doppstadt, the founder and long-time CEO of the Germany-based Doppstadt Group, passed away on 20 April at the age of 77. The environmental technology company’s CEO for nearly five decades, Mr Doppstadt is survived by his ...

26 April 2021

Trio of fires hit waste sector 

 

Three large waste fires have occurred across the UK in recent days, one of which has triggered an ongoing ‘major incident’ in Bury, Greater Manchester. In England, at 00:15 this morning ( Monday 26 April),  the Greater ...

26 April 2021

Zurich loses appeal over Niramax fire payout

 

The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal from insurance firm Zurich,  looking to overturn a 2020 ruling ordering it to pay more than £500,000 to Niramax over a 2015 fire.  In March last year, while Zurich escaped from ...

 
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