Waste Management Wednesday 8 July 2020
8 July 2020

Viridor sale completed with Wakelin as chairman

Global investment firm KKR completed its £4.2 billion acquisition of waste firm Viridor from Pennon Group today (8 July). Phil Piddington, who has been Viridor’s managing director since 2016, assumes the role of the company’s...


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3 July 2020

People briefs (03/07/20)


With news on; Susie Burrage to continue as BMRA president; Ecosurety appoints new head of operations; ESE World appoints managing director; Bolton Bros employs third generation into business. 

2 July 2020

NI could be ‘EU state’ for waste shipments


The European Commission has issued a notice to stakeholders warning that Northern Ireland will be treated as an EU member

2 July 2020

Fatality rate ’18 times higher’ in waste sector


The number of fatal injuries recorded in the waste and recycling sector has fallen for the third consecutive year, but the average per 100,000 employees remains around 18 times higher than the all industry rate. ...

2 July 2020

Recycle Week to thank nation for recycling in lockdown


The theme for Recycle Week 2020 will thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that Covid-19 has presented, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle.’ The WRAP-organised initiative will be taking ...

2 July 2020

Court rules Energy Works Hull is power generation facility


The Technology and Construction Court has ruled the primary activity carried out at the Energy Works Hull facility is power generation rather than waste treatment. The judgement follows a legal dispute about construction between ...

2 July 2020

Veolia submits plans for ‘advanced’ Hampshire EfW


Veolia has submitted planning application for an “advanced energy recovery facility” in Hampshire, which will have the capacity to treat 330,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste. Veolia says the facility will save 65,000 ...

2 July 2020

FCC opens hazardous soil facility


FCC Environment and soil treatment company Provectus Soils Management Ltd have announced the opening of a hazardous soil treatment facility near Crewe. The site will be located adjacent to FCC’s landfill site ...

1 July 2020

SUEZ sees improvement amid sales rumours


Water, waste and environmental business SUEZ has reported an “overall improvement” in business trends in June compared to the low point of April/May in most regions in which it operates. The Paris-headquartered company issued ...

1 July 2020

Waste services in England ‘stabilising’


Waste and recycling services in England are "stabilising", with 79% of recycling services now operating without any disruption.  According to the latest survey of English councils by ADEPT — the Association of Directors of Environment, ...