Waste Management Sunday 15 September 2019
13 September 2019

Pow confirmed for Defra resources and waste brief

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, who joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary earlier this week has been confirmed as the new junior minister with responsibility for waste and ...


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


13 September 2019

Sainsburys pledges to halve plastic packaging


Retailer Sainsbury’s today (13 September) announced what it described as “an ambitious new commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025”. This new target includes all branded food packaging, Sainsbury’s brand food...

13 September 2019

Key plastics role for waste sector, says Exxpedition leader


The waste sector has a key role to play in changing consumer behaviour around plastics, says a mission leader preparing to sail around the world to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. Sally Earthrowl is part of ...

13 September 2019

Council EfW contracts ‘to rise by inflation’


Data from a survey of local authorities shows that median gate fee prices for energy from waste contracts in 2018 were £89 a tonne, up £3 on the year before. Waste management firms have concurred with the gate fee numbers and ...

13 September 2019

Training schemes tackle HGV driver shortages


A number of training schemes have been launched across the waste management industry in an attempt to tackle the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. The lack of drivers is a long-running issue and has caused problems for ...

13 September 2019

Guernsey halves residual waste with recycling changes


Guernsey has halved the amount of residual waste it collects after making major changes to its recycling services. Announcing the recycling success, the island’s government, the States of Guernsey, indicated that the ‘pay as ...

12 September 2019

Red Industries acquires Haz Environmental


Red Industries, which provides hazardous and non-hazardous waste management services across the UK, has acquired the share capital of waste management company, Haz Environmental. The acquisition of the West Bromwich based company...

12 September 2019

News in brief (12/09/2019)


With news on: ADBA celebrates tenth anniversary; Public to visit Veolia MRF on ‘Open House London’; Smurfit Kappa recognised for “sustainability approach”; Five-year fellowship granted to research plastic production

11 September 2019

Biffa reports ‘solid growth’ in half-year update


Waste services firm Biffa says its trading in the first six months of the 2019/20 financial year has “been in line with board's expectations”, in a six-month trading update issued today. The announcement comes ahead of its ...

9 September 2019

Survey finds ‘distrust’ in local recycling systems


42% of people in the UK believe that their local authority ‘throws most of the recycling in with general waste’ according to the findings of a survey by resources and waste firm Viridor. The 2019 Viridor Recycling Index – ...