Waste Management Thursday 28 May 2020
27 May 2020

Obituary: Colin Drinkwater

A founding member of the waste sector’s trade association, Colin Drinkwater died on 19 May 2020 at the age of 88. Tributes have been paid across the industry including (below) from Richard Biffa and Barry Dennis.


With the latest news on issues affecting the waste management sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


27 May 2020

Less than a year to ‘Letsrecycle Live’ 2021


With less than a year to go until Letsrecycle Live 2021, the UK’s exhibition and conference event for the waste, recycling and sustainability sector has unveiled extra show themes and expansion into a third hall. To ...

27 May 2020

Cheshire IVC facility operational


Biowise has confirmed that its new In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility with capacity to process up to 75,000 tonnes of organic waste per year is now operational. The facility was built as part of Biowise’s contract with Cheshire...

22 May 2020

WasteAid and Huhtamaki in £800,000 partnership


Waste management charity WasteAid has teamed up with food packaging company Huhtamaki for a partnership to "drive community-level circular economy innovation in Vietnam, India and South Africa".  The £800,000 project will be ...

22 May 2020

Veolia gets permit for proposed Heysham EfW


Veolia has been awarded a permit by the Environment Agency for a 350,400 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Heysham, Lancashire. If built, the plant will generate 34MWe each year, which the company says ...

22 May 2020

News in brief (22/05/20)


With news on: Pandemic sees sales of single-use plastics soar; Envar to provide dedicated compostable packaging service; Cromwell Polythene donates film for PPE; Geminor begins supplying LDPE to Denmark.

21 May 2020

Permission granted for waste to fuel plant


North East Lincolnshire council has approved plans for a facility that could convert up to 500,000 tonnes per year of commercial and household waste into fuel for planes and cars. Councillors approved plans for the plant in a ...

21 May 2020

UK markets ‘under pressure but improving’


A Covid-19 update from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that parts of the UK recycling market are under "severe pressure", but business is "slowly improving". The update, published earlier this week (19 May) by...

20 May 2020

Hackney to introduce fortnightly collections  


Hackney council has confirmed it will be switching to fortnightly residual waste collections, despite 52% of respondents to a consultation not supporting the measure. The decision, made by the Council’s cabinet last night (...

20 May 2020

Powys says it’s hit Welsh recycling target 


Powys county council has claimed it has reached the Welsh government’s 64% statutory recycling target for 2019/20. An assessment undertaken by the local authority has shown that that its recycling rate jumped by more than 3...

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