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25 June 2018

WasteAid London bridges walk raises over £5,000

VIDEO REPORT: The 2018 WasteAid UK annual walk, held last weekend (23 June) raised around £5,000 for the charity's work, according to a delighted chief executive Mike Webster. And, WasteAid UK, which provides waste management ...


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21 June 2018

Amey rejects Gloucester landfill claims


Waste and resources firm Amey has dismissed reports suggesting that it is sending recyclable material collected from households in Gloucester, to landfill. Last week, local media reports in Gloucester suggested that an Amey ...

20 June 2018

Plastic bags ‘boost’ Bucks food waste collections


Buckinghamshire’s waste authority has reported a surge in food waste recycling since the launch of a campaign last summer. And, the authority has also indicated that one factor in the increase is likely to have been the approval...

20 June 2018

Suez and Cornwall council open St Dennis EfW plant


Suez and Cornwall council officially opened the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre last week. Representatives from Cornwall council and SUEZ were joined by members of the community for the official opening on 15 June. The ...

19 June 2018

Court rules against VAT exemptions appeal


EXCLUSIVE: Max Recycle has been denied permission to appeal a 2016 ruling which stated that VAT exemptions provided to local authorities for waste collections were not anti-competitive.   The rejection was handed down by Mr ...

18 June 2018

Suez’ Wilton EfW facility officially opened


The Wilton energy from waste (EfW) facility on Teeside was officially opened last week by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) and Suez recycling and recovery UK. The facility manages the household waste generated daily...

18 June 2018

Tension builds over DIY charges in Norfolk


Tension has been building over the introduction of DIY waste charges at Norfolk’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), with one local resident taking a stand. Last week, Norfolk county council has confirmed that police ...

18 June 2018

Recycle Now launches campaign toolkit


Recycle Now has introduced a new communications toolkit for local authorities and partners, designed to motivate public behaviour change to improve recycling. The toolkit utilises a social norming messaging style, which aims to ...

15 June 2018

£8m WEEE fund for councils and other groups


Local authorities and others linked to the collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are being encouraged to prepare ideas and potential projects for funding from an £8 million fund. The money ...

13 June 2018

EPR not a ‘magic answer’ says Defra


Extended producer responsibility is not the “magic answer to everything”, according to Shaun Gallagher, director of environmental quality at Defra. Instead, individual measures such as extended producer responsibility (EPR) ...

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