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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="...




29 April 2015

Waste incinerators ‘do not affect’ nearby agriculture


Waste incinerator emissions do not reduce the quality of nearby crops and milk production, a decade-long study publicised by the European Commission this week has concluded. The research was undertaken in the Netherlands and ...

13 April 2015

Exports ‘not to blame’ for tough plastics market


Secondary commodities sector trade body The Recycling Association has reacted strongly to suggestions that exports of plastic scrap and the PRN system are to blame for tough trading conditions currently affecting UK plastics recyclers.

13 April 2015

February 2015 is biggest ever month for RDF export


A greater tonnage of waste derived fuels were exported from England and Wales in February 2015 than in any other month previously, data published by the Environment Agency indicates. The data, which was

18 March 2015

Monoworld fined for illegally exporting waste


A Bedfordshire-based plastics and paper recycling firm has been ordered to pay more than £23,000 after attempting to illegally export mixed waste to Germany and China. Monoworld Ltd, of Sharnbrook, was sentenced at ...

27 February 2015

News in brief


With news on; Secretary of State for Environment Elizabeth Truss visits AWM; REACT Energy withdraws biomass application; Viridor wins waste wood contract; Perthshire waste operator gets community order, and; Shanks achieves financial closure

23 February 2015

News in brief


With news on: GIB renewable energy fund; Shanks signs Netherlands hospitality contract; Neales wins Blackpool Pleasure Beach contract; Yorkshire landfill operator admits offences, and; BlueMAC Manufacturing reports growth  

23 February 2015

RDF exports expected to peak at 2.5m tonnes


European demand for refuse derived fuel from the UK is close to reaching its peak, according to a report published today (February 23) by consultancy firm Tolvik. The report ‘

23 February 2015

Eunomia to assist on two EU Commission projects


Bristol-based waste management consultancy Eunomia has been awarded a duo of contracts to carry out work on behalf of the European Commission’s DG Environment. The work includes a review of municipal waste management plans ...

19 February 2015

Commission considers early draft of Circular Economy plans


EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission has outlined some of the initial proposals that may form part of its revised ‘circular economy’ policy package during a meeting in Brussels this week. Proposals up for consideration include ...

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