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5 September 2018

BIR calls for official recognition of Global Recycling Day  

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today stepped up their efforts to have Global Recycling Day recognised as an official United Nations day. [caption id="...




19 October 2015

News in Brief (19/10/2015)


With news on a new logo and head office for the BMRA; contract win for Cumbria Waste Services; EU speech on competition in the waste sector; careers day at Buckinghamshire EfW; and, launch of EU-UK environment inquiry ...

16 October 2015

EU looks at food waste for animal feed


More details of the direction of the European Commission’s new Circular Economy laws, due to be unveiled in December, have emerged with a Brussels paper suggesting more food waste should be used as animal feed. And, the internal...

15 October 2015

Circular Economy laws ‘to focus on extended producer responsibility’


While some things will not change, such as weight-based targets, plastics, producer responsibility and food waste are all likely to be touched on by the forthcoming Circular Economy package from Brussels, delegates to the LARAC conference ...

9 September 2015

Caroline Lucas: Donate wasted food to refugees


Food from the UK supply chain that would otherwise be wasted could be used to aid the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has suggested. Speaking to at the launch of the Food ...

13 July 2015

Malmö port bans open shipments of RDF


EXCLUSIVE: Baled and wrapped RDF material is no longer being accepted via ships into the Port of Malmö in Sweden unless it is transported in closed containers, following a ruling by the city’s environment department.

6 July 2015

EA backs SEPA over export contamination


The Environment Agency has backed comments by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) suggesting that setting a prescribed contamination limit for green list materials would not be practical. And, the Agency has also ...

24 June 2015

Action call over waste subsidies to Eastern Europe


The circular economy cannot progress until subsidised investments by the EU to Central and Eastern Europe are monitored more stringently, a waste and resources expert has suggested. Speaking at the FEAD annual conference of ...

18 June 2015

MEPs keep up pressure over circular economy laws


MEPs have backed calls to impose binding waste-reduction targets, application of pay-as-you-throw measures by Member States and a landfill ban on biodegradable waste and waste by 2025. At a meeting of the Parliament’s Committee ...

15 June 2015

EU calls for views on ‘failed’ waste policies


The European Commission has launched a public consultation into the functioning of waste markets within the EU – as part of its work to refresh laws around waste and recycling.

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