Waste Management Thursday 14 November 2019
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), ...


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Jacob Hayler 14 October 2019

Environment Bill ‘could unlock’ sector investment


If implemented “correctly” the environmental legislation proposed in the Queen’s Speech could see millions of pounds invested by the waste and resource and wider sector, the Environmental Services Association has declared.

14 October 2019

Queen confirms plans for Environment Bill


Her Majesty Queen today confirmed in her speech to Parliament that environmental measures on a number of fronts are to be included in the government’s programme for the next Parliamentary session – and she mentioned "plastic pollution".

14 October 2019

35-Under-35 Status Holders 2019 announced


This year’s rising stars of the waste and recycling industry have been shortlisted and announced within the 35-under-35 Awards. The 35 listed for 2019 come from across the recycling and waste sector and have been named as “...

11 October 2019

Kent councils pair begin ‘£56 million’ procurement


Dover and Folkestone & Hythe district councils have this month begun a joint procurement process for an eight-year collections contract, which has been valued at an estimated £56 million. The new contract for the two councils...

11 October 2019

Cornwall delay after ‘unaffordable’ bids


Cornwall council has extended the procurement process for its waste and recycling collection contract after the local authority failed to receive an affordable bid. The authority’s cabinet was told that the process for finding a...

10 October 2019

Number plate system for Greater Manchester HWRCs


Suez UK is to introduce an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system at all civic amenity sites in Greater Manchester, to clamp down on trade waste “abuse”. The plans come under part of Suez’s £1 billion contract ...

10 October 2019

News in brief (10/10/19)


With news on; Sackers wins UK Power Networks contract; Vegware launches courier recycling service; Kings Lynn signs Courtauld commitment, and; Enva achieves zero waste to landfill at Solheim cup.

10 October 2019

CIWM to hold rare second AGM


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management – CIWM – has been forced to hold a rare second Annual General Meeting next month after the first event failed to attract sufficient members. The Northampton-based waste sector ...

10 October 2019

RDF exporters ‘face £50m cash drain’ after Brexit


UK companies exporting refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to Europe could be forced to pay almost £50 million* extra in VAT if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, a major exporter has warned. Steve Burton, director of Andusia Recovered Fuels...

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