Waste Management Friday 14 December 2018
14 December 2018

Stroud welcomes ‘most-improved recycler’ tag

Stroud district council – which saw the biggest improvement in its recycling rate for the last financial year – has put its increase down to a revamp of its collection service. That’s according to Councillor Simon Pickering...


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29 November 2018

‘Disappointment’ over waste crime measures


Two trade associations have expressed disappointment over Defra’s proposed actions on waste crime, announced this week. The actions come after Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) consulted on a ...

28 November 2018

Tackling complex packaging at TerraCycle


VIDEO REPORT: Beth Slow speaks to Laure Cucuron, general manager at TerraCycle Europe, about the company's work on complex packaging.  The team at specialist recycling firm, TerraCycle, believe their ...

27 November 2018

ESA casts doubt on waste crime measures


The Environment Services Association (ESA) has called into question the "effectiveness" of the Government’s recently announced measures to tackle waste crime. Reacting to Defra's proposals after a waste crime consultation...

27 November 2018

Fines for householders but delays on exemptions


Financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to ensure they give their waste to a licensed carrier have moved a step closer this week as legislation is laid in parliament. The announcement from Defra yesterday...

26 November 2018

Environment Agency facing huge ‘freeriders’ backlog


EXCLUSIVE: Just one company has been listed by the Environment Agency as having made a financial contribution for a packaging regulation breach from 1 June to 19 October 2018. This is despite what is understood to...

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Municipal incinerator emissions ‘not linked’ to infant mortality


Long-running work to assess the health impact of emissions from municipal waste incinerators has suggested that there is no increased risk of stillbirth, infant mortality or ‘other birth outcomes’ to those living near the facilities.

23 November 2018

Calls grow for ‘fast-tracked’ food waste collections


The UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has joined a coalition made up of retailers, charities and local authorities that have called on the government to "fast-track" the roll out of separate food waste collections in the UK. 

23 November 2018

Eight Welsh waste projects receive £5.4m  


Eight councils in Wales are set to benefit from a combined £5.4m from the Welsh Government for projects to reduce waste and increase the reuse and recycling of materials. The funding was announced earlier this week by Welsh ...

23 November 2018

Biffa secures Waverley collections contract


Biffa has been awarded an eight year contract worth £4.7 million a year for the collection of refuse and recycling in Waverley. The new service will see the introduction of a textile and a small mixed WEEE kerbside collection ...

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