Waste Management Sunday 17 November 2019
15 November 2019

‘RDF tax’ passes first stage of Dutch Parliament

Plans for a €31 per tonne charge on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for incineration in the Netherlands have passed through the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). However, the Dutch Waste Management ...

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22 October 2019

HSE probes two separate sector fatalities

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating two separate fatalities which occurred in the waste and recycling sector earlier this month. One of the deaths happened at Viridor's materials recycling facility in ...

22 October 2019

UNTHA UK launches rebuild division

 

Industrial shredder specialist UNTHA UK has created a ‘rebuild division’ which will be dedicated to taking back used machinery and reusing or recycling it. The division – part funded by £20,000 of funding from the England ...

22 October 2019

Fire conference to encourage industry to work together

 

The waste and recycling industry will be encouraged to work together to reduce the dangers posed by fire at the 2019 Fire Prevention & Control in the Waste & Recycling Industry Conference. Taking place on 7 November at the...

22 October 2019

Collard acquires Raymond Brown’s waste division

 

The Collard Group – the parent company of demolition and waste management company R. Collard – has announced that it has acquired Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS). Completed on Friday (18 October) the deal will see the ...

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 ...

18 October 2019

Brexit deal brings port congestion optimism

 

There is optimism in the waste and resources sector that the latest Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union will ease concerns surrounding congestion at ports if it is approved on Saturday (19 October).   With no...

18 October 2019

Need for vigilance in fight against modern slavery

 

Jacqueline O'Donovan, managing director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal raises awareness for the need to be vigilant for acts of modern day slavery in SMEs as Anti-Slavery Day is marked on the 18th October.

16 October 2019

Biffa calls for ban on plastic exports

 

Biffa has called for a ban on the export of plastic waste in order to drive plastic recycling in the UK. The waste management company said that recycling plastic at home in the UK would retain the material as a resource, ...

16 October 2019

Places still available at Defra Brexit events

 

Members of the waste management industry have been advised that places are still available at a series of free events across England about what leaving the EU will mean for the sector. The Department for Environment, Food and ...

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