Waste Management Wednesday 25 November 2020
25 November 2020

Biffa’s Cornwall contract valued at £273 million

The value of Biffa’s new contract with Cornwall council to provide waste collection services from February 2021 has been revealed by the authority at £273,584,785 (excluding VAT). Biffa was announced as preferred bidder in ...


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25 November 2020

Suspended jail term for Facebook waste operator


A waste operator based in Conwy, Wales who advertised his services on Facebook has been given a suspended prison sentence, after admitting five waste offences at Caernarfon Magistrates Court. The Welsh regulator, Natural Resources...

25 November 2020

Agency in ‘consent’ warning for waste plastics exports


Farmers, agricultural businesses and waste companies are being urged by the Environment Agency to check their waste management processes or face enforcement action. The call comes from what the Agency describes as a “concerning ...

25 November 2020

Environment Bill committee nears report stage


With less than a week to go until the Environment Bill Committee is due to report to parliament with its amendments to the bill, letsrecycle.com gives a breakdown of some of the amendments put forward and discussions which have taken...

24 November 2020

SEPA and Nestlé sign sustainability agreement


The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed a “sustainable growth agreement”  with Nestlé UK and Ireland, which will focus on “developing circular economy opportunities in food production, food waste and packaging...

23 November 2020

UROC slams ‘unlawful’ enclosed building proposals


UROC has responded to the Environment Agency’s appropriate measures proposals by suggesting that they are “unlawful” and would be putting independent waste management businesses at risk. The EA proposals have already caused ...

23 November 2020

Nestlé launches joint coffee pod recycling scheme


Nestlé has partnered with Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK to create a “first of its kind recycling programme for coffee pods”. The two companies own a number of coffee pod brands including Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and ...

20 November 2020

Enva fined over Paisley magnet fatality 


Enva Scotland has been fined £264,000 for the death of an employee working on a shredder at its Burnbrae Road, Paisley facility in 2018. The incident took place on 28 March 2018 at an industrial unit owned by recycling company ...

19 November 2020

Paris court orders union talks on Veolia’s Suez move


A ruling today from France's Court of Appeal in Paris today (19 November) said that before Veolia can continue in its aim of acquiring rival business Suez, it will have to consult employee representative bodies (largely trade unions). [...

19 November 2020

Suez – Veolia: “Je t’aime moi non plus”


In this special news report, French journalist Christine Lairy of French publications Metal Tribune and Profession Recycleur traces the developments in Veolia's bid to acquire Suez.

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