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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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16 May 2018

Interserve to be investigated over EfW exit


Construction firm Interserve is being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority over its handling of information relating to exiting its energy-from-waste (EfW) business. Interserve said it will “co-operate fully with ...

14 May 2018

‘Circular Edinburgh’ launched by Zero Waste Scotland


Zero Waste Scotland and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce have partnered to launch ‘Circular Edinburgh’, which aims to help local companies make the transition to a circular economy. The initiative is backed by the Scottish ...

9 May 2018

Competition Authority order over acquisition by Sims Metal


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued an initial enforcement order to Sims Metal Management, which will put its takeover of Morley Waste Traders temporarily on hold. The order was issued last week (May 4th) ...

3 May 2018

Biffa secures three-year KP Snacks contract


Biffa has won a three year contract to manage waste, recycling and resources for KP Snacks. The British snacks manufacturer, which owns brands such as Hula Hoops, Mc Coy’s and Skips, appointed Biffa to deliver its Integrated ...

3 May 2018

Veolia secures Wetherspoon work with ‘data insight’


Veolia has won a contract to provide waste and recycling services for hotel and pub chain WD Wetherspoon. The contract, which is just getting underway, will see Veolia implement food and coffee ground recycling scheme which, it ...

30 April 2018

Slicker Recycling continues expansion with AVOS purchase


Worcestershire-based hazardous waste management company Slicker Recycling has today confirmed its acquisition of Avista Oil Services (AVOS) for an undisclosed fee. Slicker Recycling claims to be the UK’s largest collector and ...

17 April 2018

UKWSL announces 707 acquisition


UK Waste Solutions – UKWSL – has announced the acquisition of 707 Resource Management for an undisclosed fee. 707 is a nationwide waste broker providing management, collection and recycling services to a range of businesses...

9 April 2018

ESA debunks ‘illusion’ of in-house savings


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is looking to debunk the “illusion” that bringing services in-house is the best way for local authorities to deliver waste services. The trade body, which represents private firms ...

19 March 2018

Beauparc continues UK growth with Scotwaste acquisition


Beauparc Utilities Group, the owner of the Panda waste management brand, has continued its growth in the UK through the acquisition of Scottish skip hire and waste management business, Scotwaste. In an announcement last week, ...

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