Business Thursday 21 February 2019
14 February 2019

Targets ‘unachievable’ without non-household waste

England will not reach a 65% municipal recycling target without an increase in the recycling of waste from non-household sources. That’s according to Claire Shrewsbury, head of government and communities at resources charity ...


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6 December 2018

DS Smith reports increased revenues


Paper and plastic packaging company DS Smith has reported a 4% increase in UK revenues as part of its half-year results released today (December 06). DS Smith said its UK revenue had jumped to £577 million in the...

5 December 2018

Beauparc continues UK expansion with AWM deal


Irish-owned business Beauparc Group has continued its expansion into the UK market, with the acquisition of the Leeds waste management firm Associated Waste Management Ltd, announced today (5 December). AWM is an established waste...

27 November 2018

‘Favourable’ market boosts Viridor’s results


“Favourable recycling market dynamics” led to Viridor reporting an 18.3% increase in profit before tax in the half year April to September 2018, compared to the same period last year. The figures came as part of the company’...

22 November 2018

Business leaders attend Waste to Wealth Summit


The first of a group of about 200 ‘leaders’ from business, government, academia and civic society have agreed to commit to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth a summit in London heard today. Taking place ...

20 November 2018

Swindon MP opens ‘plastic-to-oil’ machine factory


The MP for North Swindon has opened a “headquarters and manufacturing facility” for plastics-to-oil company Recycling Technologies. Justin Tomlinson, the Conservative MP and a former marketing executive, expressed delight that...

15 November 2018

News in brief (14/11/2018)


With news on: Norfolk set for new recycling centres; Jones Bros nears completion of Suez landfill cell; Mayglothing extends corrosive waste capabilities; and, Andusia and Mick George strike RDF deal ...

14 November 2018

Agency confirms FPP guide for waste wood


The Environment Agency has approved the first sector-specific guide on Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for sites handling waste wood, it has been confirmed. The Wood Recycling Association (WRA), which confirmed the ...

12 November 2018

Suez marks 30th anniversary


Waste and resources firm Suez is celebrating 30 years in operation in the UK, following its anniversary last week. Chief executive of Suez, David Palmer-Jones, has said he is “proud” to mark the company’s milestone as one of...

8 November 2018

Renewi records UK municipal return to profit


Renewi has recorded a profit of £2.2m in the UK municipal division of its company so far this financial year, up from a loss of £3.5 million in the same period last year. This was put down to a number of factors including the ...

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