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3 August 2020

Eighth WISH Covid-19 guidance document published

The eighth edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s document for managing coronavirus risks in the sector was published today (3 August) with more observations on masks and face coverings. Known as ...




3 August 2020

‘Very unlikely’ that Q2 WEEE targets met


Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection targets for the second quarter of 2020 are likely to have been missed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, industry sources have warned. Ahead of the publication of provisional ...

27 July 2020

Concerns raised over PPE disposal guidance


Unions and waste management companies have expressed concerns about government guidance relating to the disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE). Those in self-isolation are encouraged by the government to double-bag used ...

15 July 2020

Inciner8 completes ‘Covid incinerators’ order


Manufacturer Inciner8 says it has completed an emergency order of four incinerators to help hospitals within the United Arab Emirates manage coronavirus-infected waste. The incinerators were supplied to private hospitals within ...

14 July 2020

Recycling services continue return to normal


Most council waste services in England continue to show signs of improvement from the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, though problems persist for food waste collections. Only three in four (75%) of responding  local ...

14 July 2020

Material Focus allocates £2.5 million to WEEE sector


Material Focus has allocated £2.5 million in grants and interest free loans to treatment facilities and reuse charities to support the waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) sector. Nearly £2 million in interest free ...

14 July 2020

Defra issues new PPE waste guidance


Defra has published new guidance on how to dispose of personal or business waste — including face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE) — during the coronavirus pandemic.

14 July 2020

Employment uncertainty in wake of pandemic


A number of companies dealing with commercial and industrial waste are facing up to the difficult decision of having to make employees redundant as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures published by the Association of ...

8 July 2020

HSE warns of risks as firms focus on coronavirus


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged waste management companies not to forget to control other risks while taking measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The government agency says there has been an increase ...

6 July 2020

WISH says waste sector nearing a ‘new normal’


The seventh edition of the UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s guidance document for managing coronavirus risks in the sector has just been published. It comes as the organisation says that the waste sector is...

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