News Friday 16 April 2021
16 April 2021

Consistency consultation delay met with disappointment

Defra’s decision to delay the publication of its second consultation on consistent collections until after the local elections on 6 May has been met with disappointment from the waste sector. The consultation of consistency in recycling collections is one of three which will shake up the UK’s recycling system. ...

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30 March 2021

INCPEN to work with value chain on waste reforms  


The chief executive of the packaging industry association, the Industry Council for Packaging and Environment (INCPEN), says the government’s waste reforms will “transform the relationship” between consumers, councils and producers. 

30 March 2021

Veolia-Suez deal ‘would boost UK recycling’


Veolia's chief operating officer, Estelle Brachlianoff said today that the company’s proposal for a merger with Suez would allow the UK to 'more rapidly' reach its recycling goals. Mrs Brachlianoff knows the UK well – for ...

30 March 2021

York considers monthly recycling collections


City of York council is considering moving to three-weekly or monthly recycling collections under plans to improve recycling rates. The proposals were set out in a committee meeting on the 25 March, where three options were ...

30 March 2021

Suez and Eunomia launch ‘social value guide’


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK and environmental consultancy Eunomia have published a social value guide for local authorities. Called ‘increasing the social value delivered by environmental services contracts: A Guide for ...

30 March 2021

WH Malcolm’s Glasgow EfW appeal dismissed


Scottish ministers have dismissed logistic company WH Malcolm’s appeal against Glasgow city council’s decision to refuse the firm planning permission for an energy from waste (EfW) plant. WH Malcolm applied to Glasgow city ...

30 March 2021

Exporters welcome reopening of Suez Canal


Exporters of recyclable materials and shipping lines have welcomed the refloating of the Ever Given container ship which has been blocking the Suez Canal. Admiral Osama Rabie, chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal ...

29 March 2021

Appointments round-up (29/03/2021)


With news of: WRAP's Claire Shrewsbury becomes director of insights; Butler joins Reconomy; Ward post for special projects; UK and Europe posts at DS Smith; 37 join Bright Green Plastics; Four in at Topolytics

29 March 2021

LGA calls for producers to pay for contamination


More than half a million tonnes of household recycling was rejected at the point of sorting due to contamination in 2019/20, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Non-recyclable materials placed in the recycling bin...

29 March 2021

Essex joins with French groups on circular project


Essex county council is leading a cross-border project aiming to help local authorities in England and France transition to a circular economy. The project, called Blueprint to a Circular Economy, will look to develop a set of ...

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