Business Monday 19 March 2018
12 March 2018

Cross-sector meetings to shape PRN policy

A series of six cross-sector meetings to discuss the future of the UK packaging waste (PRN) system start this week, with agreement on setting up a fund to boost recycling and communications on the agenda. Packaging firms, small ...


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29 September 2017

Costcutter donates to WRAP after packaging regs breach


Supermarket chain Costcutter has made a contribution of more than £650,000 to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) after failing to meet its packaging waste obligations. Costcutter is among a number of businesses who ...

28 September 2017

Scottish businesses warned over recycling requirements


Inspections carried out by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have found that many Scottish businesses are failing to meet their legal requirement to present recycling separately from waste. As a result, SEPA is ...

28 September 2017

Renewi reports ‘strong’ trading results


Renewi - the company formed through a merger of UK waste business Shanks and its Dutch competitor Van Gansewinkel - has 'continued to trade strongly' since the two businesses joined together, the company has claimed. The ...

8 August 2017

Reuse milestone for Scotland’s circular economy


Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, today (8 August) highlighted the importance of reuse of products and materials to keep them out of landfill and in high-value use for longer. Ms Cunningham's...

2 August 2017

Recovered fibre costs hit Smurfit Kappa


Corrugated packaging and recycling company, Smurfit Kappa, has reported a fall in pre-tax profit amid ‘unprecedented’ recovered fibre [waste paper] cost inflation, it reported on Wednesday (2 August). Smurfit Kappa has ...

18 May 2017

First Mile targets growth after GCP investment


Private equity firm Growth Capital Partners (GCP) has completed an investment in London-based recycling company First Mile, which the company says will fund growth across the UK. GCP said it is investing alongside First Mile's ...

17 May 2017

Henschel shear boosts S Norton’s London capacity


Liverpool-based S Norton & Co Ltd has announced that full production has been reached after an investment of more than £10 million in plant, cranage and associated site works to increase efficiency and capacity at its Barking site in...

12 May 2017

HSBC provides funding for London construction waste firm


Croydon-based waste management company, Able Waste Services, has received a “six figure funding package” from the HSBC banking group. Able Waste has used the finance to invest in equipment including a Trommel screen and a ...

11 May 2017

Bristol Waste Company launches commercial service


The council-owned waste business Bristol Waste Company has launched a commercial waste and recycling service to meet ‘increasing demand’ from businesses in the city and rival private sector operators. Under the name ‘Bristol...

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