Special Reports Sunday 26 January 2020
23 December 2019

‘Buoyant’ waste market for industry deals in 2019

 

Ricky Thomas, M&A specialist at James Cowper Kreston, takes a look at some of the waste and recycling industry mergers and acquisitions during 2019. 2019 appears to have been another good ...

25 November 2019

Scenic location adds to Liebherr promise

 

letsrecycle.com recently visited Liebherr’s Bischofshofen factory in the Austrian province of Salzburg, where the company manufactures wheel loader machines for its European and international markets.

29 October 2019

UK and EU prepare for single use plastic bans

 

Single use plastic products are no longer just being discouraged – both the UK and the European Union are set to make some of these products illegal. As Defra produces draft legislation banning plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers and the ...

25 October 2019

ISWA Congress in Bilbao 2019

 

Pay as you throw; the public walking into waste collectors; plastics in the sea; and reducing needs to reduce resource use: all these and more were on the agenda of the latest ISWA Congress, as reported by Jeff Cooper, a former ISWA and CIWM ...

8 October 2019

Envac goes live at Barking Riverside

 

An automated underground waste collection system is now operational at the Barking Riverside development in London. Lucy Pegg visits the East London site to see how Envac’s suction waste system is changing perceptions of waste collection.

13 September 2019

Training schemes tackle HGV driver shortages

 

A number of training schemes have been launched across the waste management industry in an attempt to tackle the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. The lack of drivers is a long-running issue and has caused problems for ...

23 August 2019

Guernsey encouraged by PAYT scheme

 

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Guernsey has been encouraged by the response to its Pay As You Throw (PAYT) system for household residual waste, six months after the scheme's launch. The system – in which residents buy stickers ...

19 July 2019

Worthing councillor takes on recycling challenge

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Local authorities are keen to increase recycling rates – but Worthing borough councillor Edward Crouch has taken a more personal approach than most. Cllr Crouch, who is the council’s Executive Member for ...

18 June 2019

Black bag sorting ‘drives up recycling’ at Welsh councils

 

SPECIAL REPORT: The Vale of Glamorgan’s introduction of a sector-leading, black bag sorting initiative has drastically improved recycling rates and reduced residual waste by changing the way waste is managed.  FCC explain the impacts of the ...