Wood Wednesday 3 March 2021
4 February 2021

Jury discharged in Bosley Mill explosion trial

The jurors in the trial of the Bosley Mill owner charged with the manslaughter of four workers who died in an explosion have been discharged. A spokesman from Chester crown court said there has been “personal issues” ...


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27 January 2021

Trial begins over fatal 2015 explosion at Bosley mill


The trial of a director and two mill managers of Wood Treatment Ltd began at Chester Nightingale Court yesterday (26 January). Company director George Boden, 64, of Stockport, has denied four counts of gross negligence ...

18 January 2021

‘Alternative measures’ cited for fire prevention


The Environment Agency has “revised and updated” its fire prevention plans (FPP) guidance for waste sites, providing case study examples of alternative measures proposed by operators. First released in July 2016 (see

6 January 2021

Agency extends waste wood RPS


The Environment Agency has extended regulatory position statement (RPS) 207, which allows recyclers to continue current methods for handling potentially hazardous wood, to 31 July 2021.  In an announcement on 4 January, the ...

4 January 2021

Veolia opens Runcorn wood recycling plant


Veolia has opened a waste wood recycling site in Runcorn with the capacity to treat 50,000 tonnes of material from the Merseyside area. According to Veolia, the facility will “feed wide-ranging wood recycling operations and help...

18 December 2020

‘A year out of the ordinary’


OPINION: Kjetil Vikingstad is the CEO of Norwegian-owned waste fuel specialist Geminor. In this article he gives his take on the impact of Covid-19 on the waste sector across Europe.

8 December 2020

WRA ‘to challenge Agency’ over waste wood RPS


The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has vowed to challenge the Environment Agency over proposals which could see some potentially hazardous waste wood have to be segregated at household waste recycling centres. The WRA ...

2 December 2020

Enva launches sustainability report


VIDEO REPORT: Recycling and recovery services provider, Enva, has launched its inaugural sustainability report, in which it has outlined a number of environmental commitments.   Enva, which operates across 33 facilities in the UK and ...

24 November 2020

News in brief (24/11/20)


With news on: Pronar shredder from Global Recycling Solutions; Machinex celebrates 50th anniversary; new lid from Storm; and Yotta partners with Panasonic. Pronar ...

20 November 2020

Enva fined over Paisley magnet fatality 


Enva Scotland has been fined £264,000 for the death of an employee working on a shredder at its Burnbrae Road, Paisley facility in 2018. The incident took place on 28 March 2018 at an industrial unit owned by recycling company ...