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16 March 2020

News in brief (16/03/20)

With news on: Arthur’s Skips commences £3 million expansion; Deadline looms for Merseyside recycling fund submissions; Eunomia surveys Welsh waste legislation; Viridor sponsors beach cleaning trommels

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11 March 2020

Plastics tax set at £200 a tonne in Budget 2020

 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak used today’s (11 March) Budget to announce that the tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content will come into force in April 2022, and will be set at £200 a tonne. In the first

9 March 2020

Awards for Excellence deadline approaching

 

There are now just five days left to submit your entries for the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. Taking place on 14 May at the Landmark Hotel in London, the long-running awards recognise local ...

6 March 2020

Viridor fined over banksman injury at Crayford MRF

 

Viridor has been fined £400,000 in relation to an incident at its materials recycling facility (MRF) in Crayford in 2017, which left a banksman with “life limiting injuries”. According to a statement from the Health and ...

19 February 2020

Three weeks left to enter Awards for Excellence

 

The countdown is on to enter this year’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, the most prestigious awards in the environmental calendar. The Awards take place on 14 May at the Landmark Hotel in London and ...

5 February 2020

Hayler discusses legislation, markets and emissions

 

With 2020 shaping up to be a pivotal year for the waste and recycling sector, Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, spoke with letsrecycle.com about what to expect. While the ...

12 December 2019

News in Brief (12/12/19)

 

With news on: Valpak launches ‘zero carbon’ battery scheme; Andusia in Management Buy-In; Stora Enso invests in pilot bio-based facility; Asda removes 700 tonnes of plastic from its packaging

26 November 2019

WISH unveils worker engagement tool

 

Ways to help employees better engage with health and safety were unveiled at the WISH worker engagement and leadership conference in Manchester last week. The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum has designed a draft set ...

13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president

 

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

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. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...