Business Sunday 5 April 2020
3 April 2020

Uniper to enter UK EfW market

International energy company Uniper, formed in 2016 following a split from E.ON, will submit plans to Nottinghamshire county council this summer  for a 500,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste plant.     [caption id...


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30 March 2020

Suez bags Highlands contract extension


Highlands council has awarded Suez an extension to its contract to treat more than 16,00 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling, in a deal which could be worth more than £5.5 million.  First awarded in ...

26 March 2020

Renewi making ‘encouraging progress’ despite virus


Renewi says it is making “encouraging progress” at the market despite the coronavirus and anticipates increasing production progressively during the next financial year. In a trading update for the year up to 31 March, ...

25 March 2020

ESA clarifies ‘key worker’ definition for waste


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has moved to clear up confusion as to which employees in the waste sector are considered essential and should still be at work. Waste sector employees were granted key worker status by ...

24 March 2020

Charge waived for online delivery plastic bags


The 5p single-use plastic carrier bag charge has been waived for bags used in online grocery deliveries in England as of 21 March, with this temporary measure expected to end on ...

23 March 2020

Plastic recyclers expect coronavirus hit, BPF says


Almost 80% of companies in the plastics industry anticipate the coronavirus affecting their turnover during the next six months, according to a report published by the British Plastic Federation (BPF), the sector’s trade body. ...

23 March 2020

Pennon holds investor meeting on Viridor sale


The chief executive officer of the Pennon Group, Chris Loughlin, has outlined further details of how the company is to use the proceeds of the £4.2 billion sale of Viridor

19 March 2020

JCB halts UK manufacturing


JCB has halted production at all of its UK manufacturing plants as a result of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. This will be effective until the end of next week at its manufacturing plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire ...

18 March 2020

Planets UK set to buy Viridor for £4.2 billion


The Pennon Group has entered into an agreement for the sale of Viridor to an investment business, Planets UK Bidco Limited, for  £4.2 billion.  Pennon, which also owns South West Water, announced today (18 March) that a newly ...

16 March 2020

Biffa pledges £1.25 billion green economy investment


Waste management company Biffa has pledged to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 and “unlock” £1.25 billion of investment in UK green economy infrastructure. The pledge was announced in its long-term sustainability ...