Waste Management Saturday 18 January 2020
16 January 2020

HSE ‘working to conclude’ Nechells wall collapse case

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said it is working on “concluding the criminal investigation” into the 2016 death of five workers at a metal recycling site in Nechells, Birmingham. In July 2016, a wall collapsed at ...


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17 January 2020

Powerday launches Academy of Excellence


London-based waste management company Powerday launched its Training Academy of Excellence today (17 January) at its Old Oak Sidings recycling facility in Willesden. First mooted in March 2019, the academy is part of an initiative...

17 January 2020

European Parliament calls for waste targets in Green Deal


The European Parliament has passed the European Green Deal proposals, but called on the Commission to propose targets for separate collections and waste reduction, as well as urging more market support when the final legislation is rolled out...

16 January 2020

Waste crime taskforce launched


A taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime has been launched today (16 January), bringing together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency. One of several ...

15 January 2020

RDF exports continue to fall in 2019


Statistics published by the Environment Agency suggest that the amount of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) exported from England in 2019 has fallen by more than 10% compared to 2018. The figures, which are provisional until finalised ...

15 January 2020

News in brief (15/01/20)


With news on: Veolia calls for safe battery disposal; Defra director holds assembly; upcycling shop celebrates anniversary; Lincolnshire launches fly-tipping campaign

14 January 2020

Lakeside signs APC residue recycling deal


A 10-year contract has been signed between Lakeside Energy from Waste and O.C.O Technology to recycle the Air Pollution Control (APC) residues from the Lakeside incinerator at Colnbrook. O.C.O Technology says it first began ...

14 January 2020

WRAP announces Recycle Week dates


Resources body WRAP’s 18th annual Recycle Week is to be held between 21 and 27 September, with the theme to be announced later this year. Each year Recycle Week is held by WRAP in an attempt to change people’s recycling ...

13 January 2020

Competition drives recycling, finds ESA report


Outsourced council waste collections achieve higher recycling rates than in-house services, according to research conducted by environmental consultancy Eunomia. The findings, published in a report today (13 January) for the ...

13 January 2020

RDF sector awaits full impact of Dutch tax


With a €32.63 Euros tax now in place for exports of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to the Netherlands, early signs are that there has been no immediate market shock in the commercial marketplace but problems await in 2020.