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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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22 June 2018

Renewi donates £60,000 over MBT odour


Odour problems at a Cumbria-based mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility owned by Shanks (now Renewi) have led to the waste company making a £60,000 charity donation. The Environment Agency accepted the payment as a ...

20 June 2018

Defra offers £1.4m in digital waste tracking competition


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is offering five organisations an opportunity to acquire funding of up to £80,000 to develop a ‘digital solution’ for tracking movement of waste across the country. The ...

AVR 8 June 2018

AVR to capture CO2 in Holland


Dutch waste-to-energy company, AVR, has announced plans to construct a large-scale CO2 capture system at one of its incinerators, after signing a long-term distribution agreement. Starting April 2019, ...

Leonie Cooper 7 June 2018

London urged to ‘step up’ recycling activities


Assembly Member Leonie Cooper has urged London residents and businesses to ‘step up’ their recycling activities, following the setting of higher municipal waste targets in the EU circular economy package. She made her call ...

1 June 2018

‘Insolvent’ RRS London Waste Papers fined £250,000 for fatality


RRS London Waste Papers Ltd has been fined £250,000 following the death of a male employee at its paper recycling site in Erith, South East London. The RRS London Waste Papers site in Erith. However, the insolvency ...

30 May 2018

Recycling Technologies agrees forward sales


Recycling Technologies has announced £65 million worth of deals for the forward sale of the output from its patented machine, which the company claims can turn all post-consumer plastic back into oil. The Swindon-based company ...

29 May 2018

Soils help Scotland boost recycling to 60%


Increased recycling of soils and mineral waste in 2016 helped Scotland reach a record 61% recycling rate. Today (29 May), the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), said that Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of ...

24 May 2018

Renewi reports ongoing pressure on UK margins


Waste-to-product business, Renewi, announced today that it expects to benefit from long term structural growth in European recycling, despite reporting a loss of £50m last year before tax. This loss was in part due to the ...

17 May 2018

East Devon invests in sorting and baling machine


East Devon district council has invested in a “giant” sorting and baling machine to separate more than 5,000 tonnes of recycling a year collected from residents across the district. The council’s ...

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