Business Thursday 16 August 2018
23 July 2018

Audit Office questions ‘robustness’ of PRN data

The amount of packaging waste recycled in the UK could be overstated due to ‘flaws’ in the PRN system, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed.   The NAO released its report into the packaging recycling system...


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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...

25 July 2018

Coca-Cola launches UK reverse vending scheme


Coca-Cola has teamed up with Merlin Entertainments – which owns a string of UK attractions including Thorpe Park and LEGOLAND – to provide half price entry in exchange for used plastic drink bottles. Coca-Cola Great ...

20 July 2018

Wiltshire rejects Hills’ ATT revisions


Wiltshire council has rejected proposals submitted by Northacre Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Hills Waste Management, to build an advanced thermal treatment (ATT) facility in Westbury. Hills has responded by saying it is “in...

19 July 2018

Ward announces first Immingham shipment


Ward Recycling has shipped its first vessel of Heavy Melting Scrap (HMS) from its newly opened deep sea export dock facility at Associated British Ports (ABP) in Immingham. The Derbyshire-based metal and waste management ...

6 July 2018

Lidl to acquire German waste business


The Schwarz Group, parent company of retailer Lidl, is to acquire German waste disposal company, Tönsmeier Group. The acquisition via GreenCycle – a subsidiary of German retail giant Schwarz – is designed to ...

3 July 2018

Attero continues expansion with Transwaste acquisition


Doncaster-based waste firm Attero Group has acquired Transwaste Recycling & Aggregates Ltd for an undisclosed sum, continuing what it describes as an “aggressive UK expansion”. The acquisition includes Transwaste’s ...

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