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2 March 2021

Surveys launched to assess waste sector regulation  

Two surveys have been launched to assess regulation in the waste industry, and how it can be improved. The Environment Agency launched a survey yesterday (1 March), which will run until the 22 March, to assess how regulation can ...

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2 March 2021

Suez rejects Veolia’s £9.6bn takeover offer


Suez’s board of directors has rejected an offer of €18 per share for 70.1% of the company from fellow French waste management business Veolia. A takeover battle has been waged between the waste sector giants since Veolia ...

1 March 2021

Crews still on site of Suez transfer station fire


Fire crews are still present at the site of a fire that broke out at Suez’s campground waste transfer station in Gateshead yesterday (28 February). In a statement released shortly after the incident, Suez said it was alerted to...

23 February 2021

News in brief (23/02/21)


With news on: Speakers to address EPR at online NLWA event; WasteCare launches Covid-19 test kit waste disposal service ; Environment Agency chief executive calls for ‘better regulation’; and, Newark and Sherwood warns residents about ‘man ...

19 February 2021

News in brief (19/02/21)


With news on: VWS expands at Chesterfield plant; Basildon to modernise waste services technology; Westminster wins award for food waste trial; and, FCC wins British safety council sword of honour.

18 February 2021

Appointments round-up (18/02/21)


With news of: director appointments at Grundon; chair at Reuse; Apprentices at Powerday; and senior posts at Averda Two board additions at Grundon ...

17 February 2021

Recolight CEO handed conditional discharge


Nigel Harvey, the CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, was found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway at the City of London magistrates’ court today (17 February). Having pleaded not guilty, he was given ...

17 February 2021

‘Cut VAT on recycled materials,’ say MPs


VAT reductions to encourage the use of recycled materials and repair services would help the UK ‘grow back better’ after Covid-19, according to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The EAC, which is a ...

16 February 2021

‘Zero waste’ creates more jobs, GAIA says


Zero waste strategies provide “significantly” more jobs than “disposal-based systems”, according to a report published today (16 February) by international environmental alliance GAIA. The report, titled Zero Waste and...

12 February 2021

Covid-19 workplace testing portal opens for businesses


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the launch of an an online portal to help businesses secure rapid ...