General Tuesday 20 August 2019
20 August 2019

People news round-up (20/08/19)

With news on: New managing director for phs Wastekit; Machinex director to retire; Assent Compliance recruits waste expert; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group makes senior appointments, and; Andusia hires new logistic ...

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20 August 2019

Battery technology installed at York landfill site

 

Ylem Energy has installed what it describes as the UK’s first 1MW battery energy storage system at a landfill-gas generator near York. The battery technology is in place at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin landfill site, which ...

9 August 2019

Suez offers sandbags to protect against flooding in Derbyshire

 

Sandbags filled with material from road sweepings are being offered at a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Derbyshire to protect homes from flood damage. Suez Recycling and Recovery UK is providing the sandbags at its...

29 July 2019

Perth and Kinross acquires commercial waste service

 

Perth and Kinross council has acquired contracts and assets for commercial waste services from Wyllie Recycling Ltd. The Scottish council will now fulfil all commercial trade waste contracts previously held by Wyllie, increasing ...

29 July 2019

Zac Goldsmith added to Defra ministerial team

 

The former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has joined Defra as an under-secretary of state, in a combined role with the Department for International Development. His appointment is the latest change in Defra since Boris ...

26 July 2019

News in brief (26/07/19)

 

With news on: waste food from farming costs UK £1.2b; Merlin attractions get Coca Cola reverse vending machines; Waitrose launches recycled packaging for ready meals; Mansfield MRF gets new welcome sign; N. Ireland figures show municipal waste ...

26 July 2019

LARAC Conference heads to Birmingham

 

The LARAC Conference and Celebration Awards will be coming to a new venue close to the Birmingham NEC this October. To be held on October 2 and 3, the event will welcome more than 400 visitors from over 270 local authorities ...

26 July 2019

Coffey given more senior role within Defra

 

One of the architects of the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, resources minister Therese Coffey, has been handed a promotion within Defra by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Suffolk Coastal MP Dr Coffey, who was a ...

22 July 2019

News in brief (22/07/19)

 

With news on: Second international E-waste day announced; Smurfit Kappa opens Tuscan plant; Tendring waste lorries raise mental health awareness, and; Recycling Technologies tackles plastic at British Summer Time festival.

19 July 2019

Wastepack helps schools tackle plastic waste

 

Packaging producer compliance scheme Wastepack has partnered with two Essex schools to help children tackle plastic waste and improve their recycling. Pupils at Forest Hall School in Stanstead - where the compliance scheme is ...