Waste Management Monday 22 July 2019
5 July 2019

NLWA and Biffa launch ‘Bin your nappy’ campaign

A joint campaign by the North London Waste Authority and waste management firm Biffa is seeking to highlight problems caused by nappies being disposed of within dry mixed recyclables. Launching this week the #BinYourNappy ...

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19 July 2019

Industry welcomes Gove’s ‘commitment’ on waste

 

Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s plea for government to continue momentum built up through the Resources and Waste Strategy has been welcomed by senior figures from the waste sector. On Wednesday (17 July) Mr Gove delivered ...

19 July 2019

Audit Committee calls for EPR for furniture

 

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called on the government to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for furniture, “to invest in technology to ensure the safe disposal of hazardous wastes”. The ...

19 July 2019

MPs hear consistency and funding concerns

 

The cross-party Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee this week took evidence from both local government and waste industry representatives in the final part its inquiry into plastic packaging. The panel touched on areas ...

18 July 2019

WRAP offers funding for business waste recycling

 

WRAP has today unveiled a £1 million grant aimed at boosting the recycling of waste from businesses in England. The money forms part of the £18 million Resource Action fund launched by Defra in May 2019, and will be made available to ...

18 July 2019

Brighton and GMB to meet over waste strikes

 

Brighton & Hove city council and the GMB Union will meet later today (July 18) in an attempt to avert industrial action by refuse workers in the city. Earlier this week, the Union announced it had issued industrial action ...

18 July 2019

Consultation on replacement Lakeside EfW to begin

 

Slough council will consult on plans to build a like-for-like replacement of the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook, which is to be taken down to accommodate a new runway at Heathrow Airport. The council has today (...

17 July 2019

Recycling survey results ‘encouraging’

 

Government must capitalise on public support for a ‘national recycling standard’ for the collection and design of packaging, according to waste experts in the public and private sector. Yesterday (July 16) the Packaging ...

16 July 2019

General public ‘supports recycling standard’

 

Members of the public would support steps to mandate a common standard for the collection of packaging materials from the kerbside, according to research by INCPEN and WRAP published today (16 July). Packaging industry group ...

15 July 2019

Augean’s £34.7 million landfill tax payment delayed

 

Hazardous waste treatment specialist Augean has confirmed that payment of a £34.7 million HMRC bill for landfill tax has been delayed until the conclusion of a tribunal into the issue. In a trading update, Augean said that “...