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25 March 2019

Cost to councils of Resources Strategy under spotlight

MPs are to probe the potential impact of the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy on local authority finances. The inquiry from the Commons’ Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, announced on Friday (22 March), will examine how the strategy is likely to affect council services. Defra’s long-...

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Pennon Group today reported good progress on its subsidiary Viridor’s suite of energy from waste plans under development but could face having to make further provisions for losses over its Glasgow facility. In an update ahead ...

Hertfordshire county council has awarded the initial parts of a contract for organic waste treatment and composting services, which could be worth up to £4.6 million. Among the companies to successfully bid for the work was ...

With news on; South Gloucestershire buys site to ‘improve waste capacity’; Legislation ‘calculator’ launched by Suez and Anthesis; Council launches HWRC campaign; Coca-Cola support for spring clean initiative.

OPINION: Brian Gist, head of TOMRA Sorting UK, shares his views on the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s waste and recycling sector. Michael Gove comes in for a great deal of flack, but he and his department ...

EXCLUSIVE: India’s ban on plastic waste imports will come into effect at the end of August, documents seen by letsrecycle.com have indicated. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) ...

Mandatory food waste collections proposed for households in England will focus on the way food waste is “presented”, a senior Defra official said last week. Addressing the annual conference of the Organics Recycling Group at ...

Major contracts to provide waste management services on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are being finalised and are expected to be awarded to Suez next month. GMCA has today confirmed Suez as its preferred ...

Veolia is to supply the feedstock for a major waste facility in Bedfordshire - the Rookery Pit Energy Recovery Facility - which achieved financial close today (22 March). Veolia owns a 20% stake in the 545,000 tonnes-per-year ...

One of the UK’s largest plastics manufacturing and recycling businesses RPC Group – looks set to be taken over by the US plastic packaging giant Berry Global in a deal worth up to £5 billion. Berry announced this morning (22 ...

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Editor's view

With the new EPR systems set to cover recycling and collection costs, and money coming out for food waste services, a careful analysis of the finance regime and its impacts is needed.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says a clear mandate is needed to deal with the UK’s waste in a post-Brexit world.

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Waste Producers

With such a strong media message about plastic waste this year, thanks to campaigns such as “Plastic Free July”, the idea of a Christmas clean-up is an exciting prospect.

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