Waste Management Wednesday 21 November 2018
19 November 2018

‘Accidental death’ verdict over Nechells wall collapse

Five men were accidentally crushed to death after the "foreseeable risk" of a wall collapse in the area they were working was not identified, an inquest jury concluded on 16 November. The 11-strong panel found the...


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20 November 2018

Bolton EfW ‘back online next month’


Issues with the Viridor-owned energy from waste plant in Bolton are expected to be addressed this month following a “significant number of temporary shutdowns” since it re-opened in July. The 100,000 tonne facility on Raikers ...

19 November 2018

Brexit impacts on RDF market highlighted by CIWM


A report commissioned by CIWM has warned of the possible ramifications of Brexit on the refuse derived fuel (RDF) sector and addressed “uncertainties” about the future of the industry. Published last week, ‘RDF trading in a...

15 November 2018

‘Third president from Ireland’ in five years for CIWM


Ireland's contribution to CIWM was highlighted this week by Professor David Wilson who completed his year as president of the Institution on Tuesday 13 November and was succeeded by Enda Kiernan. Professor Wilson was speaking ...

14 November 2018

Review pushes strong response to organised waste crime


A review into “serious and organised” waste crime ordered by Defra has returned a list of recommendations which include introducing mandatory electronic tracking of waste, and a Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). The results ...

13 November 2018

MRF material quality continues downward trend


The volume of 'target material' received at England’s materials recycling facilities (MRFs) has decreased for the third consecutive quarter, latest data suggests. The latest set of figures were published on WRAP’s Materials ...

13 November 2018

Defra working on Brexit Statutory Instruments


As the Cabinet meets today to discuss the progress on a Brexit agreement, Defra has reemphasised that work is underway to ensure there are no interruptions to waste shipments post-Brexit. A series of Statutory Instruments are to ...

China 12 November 2018

Recycling Association launches China approval system


A new approval system for the export to China of used cardboard and some other paper grades has been unveiled by the Recycling Association. The system is described as “simple and easily bolted onto existing depot quality systems...

9 November 2018

Investigation ongoing into NI council worker fatality


An investigation is underway into the death of a council worker who was killed in an incident involving a refuse collection vehicle he was working from in Limavady, Northern Ireland earlier this week. The Ambulance Service ...

9 November 2018

Commission issues Brexit waste law warning


The European Commission has warned that unless a Brexit deal is done, exporters of waste and recycling between the UK and the EU – and vice versa  will face new rules as EU waste law will not apply. In an official Notice to ...

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