Waste Management Friday 21 September 2018
20 September 2018

Compost quality ‘to improve’ with PAS 100 revisions

Revisions to make the compost quality standard – PAS 100 – “more robust” came into effect yesterday (19 September). Changes to the standard include a new clause to make clear the existing requirements for compost producers...


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20 September 2018

Executive board secures Acumen buyout


Acumen Waste Services has undergone a Management Buyout (MBO) for an undisclosed sum, resulting in the formation of a new company, Acumen Group Holdings. The move means the West Yorkshire-based waste management company’s ...

19 September 2018

Politicians praise Veolia apprenticeships


Politicians gave their support at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament last week which saw Veolia present awards to their apprentices and graduates. Congratulating all the awards finalists, Labour’s Barry ...

19 September 2018

Councils gear up for Recycle Week 2018


Resources charity WRAP is calling for councils and businesses to get involved in the “biggest” Recycle Week yet, which starts on Monday. Taking place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September 2018, this year the focus will be on ...

19 September 2018

‘Getting the balance right’


OPINION: In the wake of recent mentions of waste policy in Westminster, Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, reflects on the need for careful thinking and alignment in the forthcoming ...

19 September 2018

Suez extends EfW presence in North East


Suez has announced its intention to develop a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Stockton on Tees, which will be its third facility in the area. The new plant has planning permission to treat 200,000 tonnes of residual waste a ...

18 September 2018

Dry summer sees waste inspectors switched to fish kills


The heatwave this summer has significantly reduced the number of inspections at waste and material export sites, the Environment Agency has revealed. The diversion of officers to check on fish kills and pollution incidents was ...

17 September 2018

Packaging experts back ‘more centralised’ PRN system


The government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging has recommended that reforms of the PRN system should make it more centralised with a strategic approach in management of its activities. The ACP packaging committee’s views, ...

17 September 2018

Recycling rates in England ‘collapsing’   


A number of English local authority sources have told letsrecycle.com they expect recycling rates to be lower in 2017/18 than the previous year. And, environment minister Therese Coffey has spoken of household recycling rates “...

14 September 2018

Waste chiefs optimistic at RWM


Two “big hitters” of the waste and recycling sector, David Palmer-Jones and Ian Wakelin, kicked off this year’s RWM event at Birmingham’s NEC on Wednesday (12 September). The discussion started positively, with Suez’ ...

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