Business Tuesday 16 October 2018
2 October 2018

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year

Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.   [caption id="attachment_126005" ...


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8 October 2018

BIG raises £150 million for biomass investment


The Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) has announced that it has raised a further £150 million from three companies to invest in “new UK biomass and waste to energy assets”. The additional investment has been made by ...

5 October 2018

Hoddesdon EfW permit plan receives public backlash


Veolia’s plans for an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Hoddesdon have come under further pressure as the vast majority of the 97 responses to its likely environmental permit are negative. The comments came in newly-...

20 September 2018

Executive board secures Acumen buyout


Acumen Waste Services has undergone a Management Buyout (MBO) for an undisclosed sum, resulting in the formation of a new company, Acumen Group Holdings. The move means the West Yorkshire-based waste management company’s ...

30 August 2018

Severn Trent swoops for Agrivert in £120m deal


Organics recycling firm Agrivert is to be bought by the utilities company Severn Trent in a deal totalling £120 million, the two companies have announced today (30 August). The deal covers five food waste anaerobic digestion...

17 August 2018

Smurfit Kappa UK appoints Collier as managing director


Smurfit Kappa Recycling UK has appointed a former SCA Recycling director, Chris Collier,  as its new managing director. Mr Collier, who most recently had responsibility for Veolia’s local authority contracts in the East ...

16 August 2018

EMR ‘must sell’ five sites, rules competition authority


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that global metals recycling company EMR must sell five of the UK sites it owns as part of a recent acquisition, to avoid creating a “worse deal for consumers”. The CMA...

14 August 2018

Helistrat signs waste deal with Bestway Retail


Helistrat has been awarded a three year contract worth an estimated £700,000 for the management of waste and recycling at over 200 Central Convenience and Bargain Booze stores across the UK. The Portsmouth-based waste ...

26 July 2018

Tracey’s and Wastecycle rebranding as Enva


UK waste businesses William Tracey and Wastecycle are in the early stages of rebranding as ‘Enva’, following their acquisition by a private equity firm last year. The forthcoming rebranding follows the announcement earlier...

26 July 2018

Plastic Omnium to sell containers division


French plastics manufacturer, Plastic Omnium – known in the UK waste sector as a major supplier of wheeled bins and waste containers – has outlined plans for the sale of its environmental division. The company signed a put...

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