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16 March 2018

WasteCare calls for higher WEEE target

WasteCare Group has called on Defra to increase the 2018 WEEE collection targets in order to “drive WEEE into the formal collection system”. The company, which operates the WeeeCare producer compliance scheme as well as an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) in Normanton. In a statement, the company said ...

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A charity from Liverpool has received funding to increase the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the city. CREATE UK has been awarded the funding – totalling £25,000 – from the WEEE Local Project ...

John Bland, treasurer and deputy clerk for the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is retiring on 31 March, after more than 30 years in the waste management sector. Mr Bland has worked with the GMWDA – one of the...

Ealing council is looking to end its collections contract with current provider Amey, and consider an option to bring the service in-house. If agreed by the council’s cabinet next week, the authority will give notice to end the ...

With news on: Parry & Evans opts for Liebherr; waste company invests in Terex crusher; repeat customer for Riverside; Doppstady improves universal shredder; and, ZenRobotics delivers robots to sorting centre.

WEEE plant operators have criticised the proposed targets for the collection of Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2018 and have called for higher target levels to be introduced. The AATF Forum, which ...

The owner of an Exeter scrapyard has been given a suspended prison sentence for operating a vehicle dismantling business, and claiming the end of Life (ELV) vehicles were for resale. Max Newbery ran the scrapyard, located at ...

MPs have criticised the government for selling the Green Investment Bank to a private investment bank, claiming that the body had “failed to live up to its original ambitions”. In a report published today, the Public Accounts ...

Focus on using taxes to reduce plastic waste from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been described as a ‘strong first step’, but waste experts have called for measures to encourage greater recycling of the material. In his ...

Veolia and Knauf Insulation, have officially opened a new ‘high-tech’ glass recycling facility in St Helens, which will reprocess glass fines to use in insulation. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass ...

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We’re four months on since China announced significant changes to its ‘imported waste’ policies but are we any clearer on the likely impact to waste industries in the UK and around the world?

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says talk of storing low grade plastics in landfill sites for future extraction is not the answer.

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Waste Producers

With so much coverage of recycling in the news over the past few months, this has to be something that the waste management sector and councils can take advantage of.

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