Waste Management Monday 21 October 2019
21 October 2019

Scotland set to legislate single-use cup charge

The Scottish Government is planning to introduce a charge on single-use drinks cups. The proposal will be included in the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill and follows a recommendation from the Expert Panel on Environmental ...


With the latest news on issues affecting the waste management sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


30 September 2019

Biffa considers appeal over China export verdict


Biffa Waste Services is looking to appeal a guilty verdict in a case relating to the export of mixed paper to China in 2015. The company was ordered to pay fines of £350,000 and costs totalling £240,000 at a sentencing hearing ...

Wood Green 27 September 2019

Biffa to pay £590,000 over exports to China


Biffa Waste Services has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £590,000 after having been found guilty of breaching waste export regulations over the export of mixed paper to China in 2015. The penalty, ...

27 September 2019

Welsh government looks to boost commercial recycling


The Welsh government has launched a consultation on regulations to require non-domestic properties to separate their recyclable materials from general waste. Under the proposals in the consultation – which runs until 13 December...

27 September 2019

FM2 receives first RDF deliveries


The FM2 multifuel plant at Ferrybridge, which has been developed by SSE and Wheelabrator, has received its first deliveries of refuse derived fuel (RDF) as the plant enters hot commissioning. Located on the same site as ...

26 September 2019

News in brief (26/09/2019)


With news on; Geminor begins transporting waste by rail; Natural Resources Wales set to grant Pembroke Dock permit; UKWSL wins Marston’s contract, and; Axion Polymers renews ISO 9001 certification 

25 September 2019

BCP council to extend commingling with glass


Recycling services for residents in the Christchurch area of Dorset look likely to move to a fully-commingled service when an arrangement with the Dorset council ends in April 2020. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) ...

24 September 2019

Amey seeks resolution over Surrey strikes


Services firm Amey is seeking to avoid strike action by refuse collectors and street cleaners across a joint Surrey contract over pay and working conditions. The potential industrial action will impact waste services on behalf of ...

23 September 2019

Recycle Week 2019 round-up


This week the UK is celebrating Recycle Week 2019 (23-29 September) – events and campaigns are being run across the country to encourage people to take recycling action into their own hands. letsrecycle.com has a round-up of Recycle...

23 September 2019

FCC opens Millerhill EfW ‘ahead of schedule’


FCC Environment has officially opened the 155,000 tonnes-per-year capacity Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Millerhill, near Edinburgh. The £142 million facility entered into operation in April this year, one month ahead of ...

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