Waste Management Saturday 7 December 2019
6 December 2019

Sweden confirms EfW tax from April 2020

The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on “waste that is burnt”, which will include refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK.   The tax was passed by the Swedish government on ...


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29 November 2019

RDF markets facing challenge of Dutch tax


The refuse derived fuel market faces a period of uncertainty in coming months, a conference held in London yesterday (29 November) was told by a number of speakers. Jacob Hayler, executive director of Environmental Services ...

28 November 2019

RDF exports ‘won’t be hit by Dover delays’


The head of EU exit at the port of Dover reassured exporters of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) today, 28 November, that the flow of traffic from Britain into Europe “should continue uninterrupted” after Brexit. Tim Reardon, company...

28 November 2019

FCC ‘disappointed’ over Allerdale contract loss


EXCLUSIVE: FCC has expressed "deep disappointment" over the termination of its waste contract with Allerdale borough council, and the manner in which it says the council "conducted itself". The Cumbria council confirmed that ...

28 November 2019

England’s recycling rate creeps upwards


England’s household waste recycling rate has risen marginally by 0.3% to 45.1% in the 2018/19 financial year, compared to 44.8% in the previous period.   Official figures released this morning (28 November) also show that East ...

27 November 2019

Resource Association confirms closure plan


The Resource Association has confirmed that it will close at the end 2019, subject to formal ratification by its members. In a statement this afternoon, 27 November, the association confirmed that it took the decision “in the ...

27 November 2019

SNP manifesto outlines green finance plans


The Scottish National Party launched its manifesto for the December general election today (27 November) with a pledge to bring to market a £3 billion portfolio of projects ready for 'green finance investment'. It says these ...

27 November 2019

UKWIN updates site to ‘stop slide to incineration’


Waste incineration campaign group, The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), has this week launched an updated website. According to UKWIN, the website will “support groups and individuals campaigning to stop the ...

27 November 2019

RDF exports see downwards trend


Provisional Environment Agency statistics have shown an 8.6% fall in the amount of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) exported from the UK in the first three quarters of 2019, compared with the same period last year. The data – which is ...

27 November 2019

News in brief (27/11/19)


With news on; strike action called off in Surrey; Recycling site near Middlesbrough to close following fly-tipping; Smurfit Kappa announces new packaging range, and; NLWA champions upcycling at annual show.