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11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption

Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services.


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21 October 2019

Edmonton EfW ‘crucial’ for climate despite legal bid


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has hailed its plans for the replacement of an incinerator as “crucial to tackling the climate emergency” – despite facing a legal challenge from environmental campaigners. The NLWA ...

21 October 2019

Cheshire unions demand ‘fully in-house’ service


Cheshire trade unions are calling for waste services to be brought “fully in-house” at their local council and have criticised plans for a Local Authority Trading Organisation (LATO). Cheshire West and Chester council is ...

18 October 2019

People news round-up (17/10/19)


With news on; environment director selected for Newham council; Restore Datashred announce new managing director; WRAP appoints three new trustees; Berry bpi gains business development manager; new chair of Natural Resources Wales appointed

17 October 2019

‘Clapped out’ Suffolk MRF to get £7.5m investment


Suffolk county council is set to invest £7.5 million in one of its materials recycling facilities (MRFs) to reduce the costs of processing waste. The Great Blakenham MRF is operated by Viridor and handles all of Suffolk’s ...

16 October 2019

Kerbside WEEE collections expand in London


Kerbside Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections are expanding across London as local authorities in Bromley and Waltham Forest begin new waste collection contracts. The new kerbside services are intended ...

16 October 2019

Producers to pay ‘full costs’, Bill confirms


The government has confirmed that it will require producers to pay the” full net costs” of their waste products under the much-anticipated Environment Bill which was laid before parliament yesterday. And, it explained that...

15 October 2019

WRAP plastics report finds ‘UK capacity challenge’


WRAP has said it is “imperative” to develop new plastics reprocessing infrastructure in the UK as it today (October 15) published its latest market situation report for plastics. The resource efficiency body said that ...

15 October 2019

Environment Bill “is shake-up needed”


The Government’s Environment Bill is the “shake-up” needed to boost recycling rates and tackle plastics pollution in the UK, according to waste and recycling giant Veolia. The company made the comments today (October 15...

15 October 2019

UK recycling dip ‘likely’ after EU definition change


It is likely that the UK’s recycling rate will fall next year once the European Union’s latest definition of recycling is implemented, according to one of the UK's recycling experts. This has been put down to the fact that ...

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