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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22 April 2021

FEAD pushes EfW’s green credentials


European waste management trade association FEAD has called for a reassessment of energy from waste (EfW) as an activity which “positively contributes to climate mitigation objectives”. The call was issued in light of the ...

22 April 2021

Rising rates a ‘threat’ to AD sector, ADBA warns  


Escalating business rates risk putting some anaerobic digestion plant operators out of business,  the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has warned. In a statement published today (22 April), the ...

22 April 2021

Rehau Group to double PVC window recycling


VIDEO REPORT: Global polymer and window firm the Rehau Group has announced a 'further investment of £10 million' into its PVC window recycling plant in Runcorn, Cheshire. With the expenditure, it plans to double the amount ...

22 April 2021

Re-Gen Waste wins deal with Redcar and Cleveland


Redcar and Cleveland borough council has awarded a one-year contract for the processing and recycling of kerbside collected household waste to Northern Ireland-based Re-Gen Waste.  Worth £1 million, the contract with the Newry-...

22 April 2021

BEIS assesses biomass role in net-zero targets


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a call for evidence looking into the “role of biomass in achieving net zero”. In the document, BEIS says it is seeking information for ...

21 April 2021

London mayoral candidates set out waste policies


Waste and recycling features prominently on the agendas of the London mayoral candidates, ahead of the elections on 6 May. There are 20 candidates standing, encompassing representatives from traditional political parties to ...

21 April 2021

UK representative outlines waste goals to UN  


Goals of the UK’s Resources and Waste Strategy were laid out to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva yesterday (20 April). The goals were set out in a speech made to the UNECE, which is a ...

21 April 2021

Arrests in ‘large’ waste burying investigation


The Environment Agency says five individuals from across the Midlands were arrested yesterday (20 April) following an investigation into ‘large-scale’ waste crime activity. Enforcement action is said to have taken place at ...

21 April 2021

Recyclers welcome reopening of charity shops


Charity shops are seeing a "strong influx" of textile donations in their first week of trading since reopening over a week ago (12 April), but difficulties reported by recyclers remain. While increased tonnages have been ...

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