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21 October 2020

Shortlist unveiled for Covid-19 categories at Awards

The finalists for the coronavirus categories at the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management have been revealed. Two coronavirus categories were added to this year’s Awards to celebrate the exceptional work ...




8 October 2020

Lockdown provides paper sector with unexpected boost


The coronavirus-enforced lockdown provided the UK recovered paper sector with an unexpected "fillip", the chief executive of the Recycling Association said today (8 October). Simon Ellin attributed the change to the flow of ...

17 September 2020

Defra surveys Covid-19 waste budget impact


A survey of all English councils is currently underway, seeking to understand whether they have taken a financial hit in providing waste services during the pandemic. The survey is being carried out by the Department for ...

16 September 2020

ADEPT publishes final waste survey results


In its final survey analysing the impact of Covid-19 on council waste services, the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) found that nearly a quarter of recycling services remained disrupted. The ...

9 September 2020

Biffa’s revenues recover to 90% in August


Waste management company Biffa says that during August its revenues recovered to 90% of FY20 but its plastics side is being impacted by price pressures. In a trading update published today (9 September), Biffa said revenues in ...

4 September 2020

Confidence in council collection services nears record high


EXCLUSIVE: Confidence amongst the public in local authority waste collection services stands at its highest since July 2013, according to a recent survey. The Local Government Association’s (LGA) mid-year residents’ ...

1 September 2020

Coronavirus pandemic hits Q2 WEEE collection


Data published by the Environment Agency today (1 September) confirmed collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were missed in the second quarter of 2020. Failure to meet the targets would result in ...

26 August 2020

CARS and MRE postponed to September 2021


The Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and the Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have both been postponed until 15-16 September 2021.   The events, held alongside each other at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry, are organised by the...

26 August 2020

Council groups defend pandemic waste measures


Local authority organisations say councils did a “tremendous job” at the height of the pandemic after reports in the national media claimed material collected for recycling had been sent to landfill and energy from waste (EfW).

25 August 2020

Consider ‘reducing collection of recyclables’, says UN


Governments across the world should consider a potential “reduction of the collection of recyclables” during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report by the United Nations claims. The report, published on 12 August, looks at existing ...