Business Monday 25 January 2021
13 January 2021

String of key appointments in waste sector

There have been a string of key appointments in the waste industry this week, with the private waste sector trade group UROC, compliance scheme Ecosurety and the RDF Industry Group, all making announcements about their senior leadership teams...


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24 December 2020

IPL Plastics to acquire parts of Coral Products Group


Coral Products has entered into a share purchase agreement with One51 ES Plastics–  the UK subsidiary of the IPL Plastics Group – for the conditional sale of Coral Products (Mouldings) and Interpack for an estimated £7.9 million.

22 December 2020

Reconomy continues international expansion


Reconomy has announced a further acquisition in the international marketplace, by agreeing to purchase the Munich-based Reverse Logistics Group (RLG). RLG describes itself as a “leading provider of outsourced resource ...

18 December 2020

Wheelabrator to sell UK EfW arm


Wheelabrator Technologies has announced the sale of its UK energy from waste (EfW) division to the European Diversified Infrastructure Fund III, an infrastructure fund managed by First Sentier Investors (FSI). The transaction is ...

15 December 2020

News in brief (15/12/20)


With news on: Kiverco builds waste recovery plant for Roberts Waste; Casepak celebrates 50 years in the sector; Richard VanDeusen named president of Harris Waste Management; and, Boots and No7 scheme recycles over a tonne of plastic. 

4 December 2020

TfL awards waste contracts worth £21.1m


Transport for London (TfL) has awarded three waste management companies contracts worth a combined £21.1 million for refuse and waste related services.   The contract was split into four lots and encompasses skips and ...

2 December 2020

Suez sells Swedish operations to PreZero 


Suez has completed the sale of its recycling and recovery operations in Sweden to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group, for SEK 3.7 billion (£322m). The sale, which was announced on Monday (30 November), was ...

5 November 2020

Biffa points to recovery after 96% profit hit


Biffa’s underlying profits after tax fell by 96% in the first half of the 2020/21 financial year when compared to the same period in 2019/20. In its half year results for the first six months of the financial year (April-October...

4 November 2020

Veolia reiterates intention to buy Suez for £10.09bn


Veolia says it intends to make a public takeover bid for Suez at a price of €18 per share as soon as its rival’s board of directors expresses opinions in favour of the proposal. The offer values the whole of Suez at around €...

2 November 2020

Viridor sells WEEE recycling division


Viridor has sold its waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) division to Scottish firm Shore Recycling, which Viridor acquired in 2008. The transaction was completed on Friday, 30 October, for an undisclosed sum. ...