Waste Management Monday 14 June 2021
10 June 2021

Agency told of scale of waste crime

The Environment Agency has published the results of its national waste crime survey, with respondents from the waste industry saying 18% in the sector commit “some form of waste crime”. The survey was launched in March (see


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9 June 2021

Agency hits back at Averies Recycling fire report


The Environment Agency has defended its enforcement procedures after a report from a task group set up by Swindon council partly blamed it for a 2014 fire at Averies Recycling, which burned for 57 days. The dispute relates to a ...

8 June 2021

Urbaser sold to US equity firm


An American firm has acquired Urbaser from a Chinese-owned company for approximately $4.2 billion (£ 2.97 billion). Platinum Equity, which is based in Los Angeles, announced on 6 June that it had entered into “definitive ...

8 June 2021

‘Adding social value’: Suez UK’s John Scanlon interviewed


John Scanlon became chief executive of Suez recycling and recovery UK at the start of 2020, just weeks ahead of the Covid pandemic. In this video interview, he talks to Steve Eminton about the business during the pandemic, how the business has a ...

8 June 2021

Former Environment Agency trio join OEP


The first four non-executive board members of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) include three individuals with past links to the Environment Agency. As a new environmental watchdog, the OEP has been created to monitor...

8 June 2021

Biowise applies to expand Willerby capacity  


Yorkshire based organics recycler Biowise is applying to increase the capacity of its Willerby in-vessel composting (IVC) facility because of an “influx of material” coming into the plant. The organics recycler has applied to ...

7 June 2021

Awards for Excellence finalists announced  


The list of finalists for the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed, and this year includes businesses, individuals, local authorities and community groups. The winners will be ...

7 June 2021

WRAP unveils Recycle Week 2021 theme 


WRAP has unveiled the theme for its 19th annual Recycle Week, taking place between 20-26 September. The resources charity says it will aim to bring the nation together during the week to unite against climate change, with the ...

7 June 2021

Consultation code concern over business waste


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been warned it could have breached government rules around consultations by offering a last minute fourth option for business waste measures, outside of its EPR consultation document...

7 June 2021

Fire crews tackle Van Werven plastics fire


Fire crews remain at the scene of a blaze at a plastics recycling plant in in Selby, North Yorkshire, operated by Dutch recycling firm Van Werven. The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the plant on ...