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16 August 2018

Fire ongoing at Recresco’s Cheshire site

A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish.

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17 August 2018

Smurfit Kappa appoints Collier as managing director


Smurfit Kappa UK has appointed a former SCA Recycling director, Chris Collier,  as its new managing director. Mr Collier, who most recently had responsibility for Veolia’s local authority contracts in the East region, has ...

17 August 2018

Going Circular with the 4th Industrial Revolution


OPINION: Dan Botterill, CEO of AI consultancy firm Ditto Sustainability, explains how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help towards achieving a more circular economy. The 4th Industrial revolution conjures imagery of all kinds of...

14 August 2018

‘Unique opportunity’ for sector at Fire Conference


More than 250 people are set to attend the Fire Conference later this year, which will see a range of key decision makers in the sector share best practice for fire prevention in the waste industry. Taking place on 7 November...

13 August 2018

People news round-up (13/08/2018)


With news on: Dan Cooke to head up sustainability at Pennon; BMRA re-appoints president; Suez’ executive committee appointment; and Laking celebrates 50 years at Luxus.

10 August 2018

Campaign targets contamination in Salford


Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Salford city council on a campaign to target unwanted materials ending up in the recycling. According to Recycle for Greater Manchester – the public facing brand of the Greater ...

8 August 2018

Suspended sentence for Cambridge skip firm boss


A Cambridgeshire waste operator has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, for illegal storage of waste at a site in Waterbeach. According to the Environment Agency, mixed commercial and construction/...

6 August 2018

High Court backs EA in oil ‘waste’ row


A judge has rejected claims that the Environment Agency breached EU waste regulations by not issuing guidance for the recycling of waste lubricating oil (WLO). The judge also cleared the Agency of treating waste oil recyclers “...

6 August 2018

Suez investigating fire at West London facility


Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled a blaze this weekend at a waste transfer station operated by Suez in Brentford, West London. The West London Waste Authority has since confirmed that the fire is believed to ...

1 August 2018

Mid UK suffers fire at Caythorpe MRF


Lincolnshire-based waste firm Mid UK Recycling has said it is investigating the cause of a fire last week, which occurred less than two months since it was fined £100,000 in relation to a separate 2015 blaze. However, the ...

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