Waste Management Wednesday 20 January 2021
20 January 2021

Agency chair decries ‘squeezed’ funding

The chair of the Environment Agency said yesterday (19 January) the funding the enforcement body received from the government for regulatory work had become increasingly “squeezed”. Emma Howard Boyd was giving evidence at a ...


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20 January 2021

Goldsmith vows to tackle ‘planned obsolescence’


 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.  

20 January 2021

NHS updates Covid-19 waste advice for healthcare facilities


The NHS published the fourth version of its briefing on

19 January 2021

News in brief (19/01/21)


With news on: Biffa achieves grading in safety audit; WRA welcomes boiler clarification; Greenergy invests in waste tyre biofuels project; UBB releases EfW video; and, Glennmont Partners sold.

18 January 2021

Sector urged to keep Covid measures under review


The Waste Industry Health and Safety (WISH) Forum has urged the waste and recycling sector to “keep their practises under the most critical and challenging of reviews” in light of increasing community transmission of Covid-19.

18 January 2021

News in brief (18/01/21)


With news on: Machinex to provide equipment for Coventry MRF; Pow defends role of ‘incineration’; and, Material Focus launches household WEEE recycling campaign. ...

18 January 2021

Investment firms add to Veolia/Suez wrangle


Veolia insisted yesterday (17 January) it would not countenance selling its 29.9% share in Suez, the rival waste management company which it is bidding to take over. Veolia’s declaration came after investment companies Ardian ...

18 January 2021

Avonmouth EfW operations handed over to Viridor


Viridor has announced it has taken over operations at its £252 million energy from waste facility in Avonmouth, near Bristol. The company said today (18 January) that the contractor, CNIM, officially handed over the site in ...

18 January 2021

‘Alternative measures’ cited for fire prevention


The Environment Agency has “revised and updated” its fire prevention plans (FPP) guidance for waste sites, providing case study examples of alternative measures proposed by operators. First released in July 2016 (see

15 January 2021

SEPA responds to ransom challenge in cyber attack  


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is responding to an ongoing ransomware attack, which it says it likely being carried out by “international serious and organised cyber-crime groups”. Yesterday (14 January), ...