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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26 October 2018

Tradebe purchase of Avanti approved


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the completed acquisition by Tradebe Environmental Services of Avanti Environmental. The decision by the Authority was announced yesterday (October 25), around four months ...

8 October 2018

BIG raises £150 million for biomass investment


The Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) has announced that it has raised a further £150 million from three companies to invest in “new UK biomass and waste to energy assets”. The additional investment has been made by ...

5 October 2018

Hoddesdon EfW permit plan receives public backlash


Veolia’s plans for an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Hoddesdon have come under further pressure as the vast majority of the 97 responses to its likely environmental permit are negative. The comments came in newly-...

2 October 2018

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year


Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.   According to financial reports...

20 September 2018

Executive board secures Acumen buyout


Acumen Waste Services has undergone a Management Buyout (MBO) for an undisclosed sum, resulting in the formation of a new company, Acumen Group Holdings. The move means the West Yorkshire-based waste management company’s ...

30 August 2018

Severn Trent swoops for Agrivert in £120m deal


Organics recycling firm Agrivert is to be bought by the utilities company Severn Trent in a deal totalling £120 million, the two companies have announced today (30 August). The deal covers five food waste anaerobic digestion...

17 August 2018

Smurfit Kappa UK appoints Collier as managing director


Smurfit Kappa Recycling UK has appointed a former SCA Recycling director, Chris Collier,  as its new managing director. Mr Collier, who most recently had responsibility for Veolia’s local authority contracts in the East ...

16 August 2018

EMR ‘must sell’ five sites, rules competition authority


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that global metals recycling company EMR must sell five of the UK sites it owns as part of a recent acquisition, to avoid creating a “worse deal for consumers”. The CMA...

14 August 2018

Helistrat signs waste deal with Bestway Retail


Helistrat has been awarded a three year contract worth an estimated £700,000 for the management of waste and recycling at over 200 Central Convenience and Bargain Booze stores across the UK. The Portsmouth-based waste ...

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