Wood Sunday 27 September 2020
18 August 2020

Glennmont seeking ‘positive solution’ for Port Clarence

Renewable energy fund manager Glennmont Partners says a “positive solution” is still being sought for the 325,000 tonne-per-year capacity Port Clarence biomass project, but progress has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic.


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13 August 2020

Organisers decide no RWM in 2020


No RWM exhibition will be held this year, the organisers confirmed today (13 August). Instead, the next edition of the RMW waste sector show, held at the NEC Birmingham, will take place on 22-23 September 2021.   The 2020 ...

12 August 2020

News in brief (12/08/20)


With news on: Defra says more to be done on single-use plastics; CCEP to introduce paperboard packaging in Spain; Diageo sends zero waste to landfill from offices; and, Enva recognised at health and safety awards.

8 July 2020

Geminor to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood to UK


Waste fuel specialist Geminor says it plans to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood for recycling to the UK in 2020 in response to increased demand. The company says its first ever shipment of waste wood to the UK arrived in late ...

24 June 2020

Waste wood exports fall by 39% in 2019


Exports of waste wood from the UK fell by 39% in 2019, a survey from the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) shows, as demand from the domestic panel board and biomass sector increased. The annual statistics give the clearest ...

22 June 2020

Campaign calls for end to biomass subsidies


VIDEO REPORT: A campaign has been launched today (22 June) calling on the government to redirect biomass subsidies towards “truly clean and renewable energy sources like solar and wind”.

5 June 2020

Waste wood sector faces ‘lengthy’ recovery


The waste wood sector faces a lengthy recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, industry experts said this week. Delegates attending the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) online summer meeting on 3 June were told the...

27 May 2020

Agency extends ‘hazardous’ wood RPS


The Environment Agency has extended the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) which allows wood recyclers to continue current methods for handling wood which could potentially be hazardous. In an announcement this morning, 27 May, ...

5 May 2020

‘No reason in law why HWRCs cannot be open’ – Defra


There is “no reason in law” why household waste recycling centres cannot be open, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs declared today (5 May). Strengthening its stance of “encouraging” local authorities...

5 May 2020

Guidance issued for reopening of HWRCs


Local authority associations have published a detailed guide for the reopening of closed Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The 17 page document goes into detail over topics such as health and safety, opening hours, off-...