Waste Management Friday 17 November 2017
16 November 2017

WISH fire tests ‘positive’ over use of foam and vortex focus

Recent fire tests organised by the waste sector appear to have found new ways to better tackle waste fires, a conference in London heard yesterday. Speaking at the conference on Fire prevention and control in the waste and ...


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7 November 2017

Veolia reports strong PFI performance


Waste and resource business Veolia today reported results for nine months of its financial year showing a strong PFI performance in the UK. And, Veolia chairman Antoine Frerot has told an audience in the UK that the world is ...

6 November 2017

News in brief (6/11/2017)


With news on: WMBA announces ‘significant’ growth; Resource Association welcomes affiliates; CDEnviro takes NI Small Business award; Roadchef’s contract with UKWSL; and, Millennials ‘least likely’ to recycle.

6 November 2017

Two year ban for Plymouth fly-tipper


A fly-tipper who dumped household waste in the Devon countryside has been banned from working in the waste industry for 2 years. John McDonagh has also been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and pay £500 costs. The case ...

6 November 2017

WRAP income rises but resource spending cut


Waste and resource management spending by the resources charity WRAP fell by more than £1 million during 2016/17, despite an overall increase in its income. Over the financial year, expenditure on resource management work ...

6 November 2017

BMRA fears scrap metal dealers act is ‘weakening’


The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has announced it shares Labour MP David Hanson’s concerns that the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) is weakening in the face of a positive market environment. BMRA said it has ...

6 November 2017

Suez wins residual contract with Bristol Waste Company


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK has won a contract from council-owned waste firm, Bristol Waste Company, to deal with around 30,000 tonnes of the city’s household residual waste . From November, this part of the city’s waste ...

3 November 2017

Skip firm director accepts corporate manslaughter charge


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that a company at which an employee suffered fatal injuries in 2015 has a accepted a charge of Corporate Manslaughter. The HSE said today (3 November) that Safi Qais Khan, 29-...

3 November 2017

Second robot for American MRF as BHS targets UK


American equipment supplier, Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), has made a second installation of its ‘Max-AI’ robot, at a materials recovery facility (MRF) in York, Pennsylvania. And, the company...

3 November 2017

ESA to spread ‘best practice’ after lack of safety improvement


The waste and recycling industry as a whole appears to be showing no sign of meaningful improvement in terms of health and safety, the Environmental Services Association has warned. And, it has now pledged to try and spread examples of good ...

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