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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13 November 2019

Trade waste boosts Biffa revenues


Biffa has reported half year results to 27 September 2019 which showed net revenues up by 8.7% to £560 million and underlying operating profit (before exceptional items) up 8.3%. Alongside the numbers issued today (13 November), ...

13 November 2019

AEB works completed ‘ahead of schedule’


All six combustion lines at Amsterdam’s AEB energy from waste plant are now back online, and the facility’s operators have said it will “gradually” reach contracted volumes again soon. The facility, which was commissioned ...

12 November 2019

People news round-up (12/11/19)


With news on:Mick George appoints new CFO; Additions for waste and recycling recruiters; UKWSL expands corporate team; Vanden Recycling appoints business development manager

12 November 2019

‘Investment needed’ for Scottish Circular Economy Bill


Councils need to see more investment from Holyrood ahead of the Scottish government’s Circular Economy Bill, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The group has warned that improvements in recycling ...

12 November 2019

Potter Group charges dismissed at Pembroke Dock trial


All charges against Sundorne Products (Llanidloes) Ltd – also known as Potter Group – in relation to its site at Unit 41, Pembroke Dock have been dismissed at trial. Potter Group faced ten charges relating to breaching its ...

12 November 2019

Dutch ‘RDF tax’ faces critical vote


The Netherlands’ House of Representatives will vote this week on its government’s tax plans for 2020, which include a €31 per tonne tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The tax could have a big impact on the UK ...

11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption


Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

11 November 2019

WIDP programme ‘moving to new phase’


The government’s long running Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) is moving to a new phase after helping to deliver the ‘vast majority’ of infrastructure under the progamme. Established by Defra in 2006, WIDP was ...

8 November 2019

CIWM announces ‘streamlined’ trustee board


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has announced the appointment of a new trustee board which has been “significantly reduced to streamline and improve responsiveness”. The board will be in post with effect ...