Wood Sunday 22 April 2018
1 March 2018

Recycling targets for wood packaging cut by half

EXCLUSIVE: Recycling targets for wood packaging have been reduced by more than half under the latest set of proposed European Union targets. Consequently, there is some uncertainty about the future of the UK's confirmed wood ...


With the latest news on issues affecting the wood recycling and reprocessing sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


16 April 2018

Trading platform for organics launched by Veolia


Veolia UK has launched a trading platform for waste wood and organic materials including green and food waste. The waste management company said that the trading platform – www.biotrading.co.uk – will allow sellers to “get a...

3 April 2018

Appointments round-up (03/04/2018)


Including news on the Wood Recyclers' Association; a promotion at TOMRA; two vehicle sector appointments; and other developments. Jamie Plevin joins Wood Recyclers’ board ...

21 March 2018

NRW wood case sees recycler fined


South Wales Wood Recycling (SWWR) has been fined £15,000 for breaches of an environmental permit relating to fire prevention plans and the disposal of fire-affected wood, in an investigation brought by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

7 March 2018

Waste wood suppliers ‘to bear cost’ of hazardous loads


When wood recyclers receive supplies of mixed wood and find hazardous wood in it – such as creosoted fence panels – the supplier will have to bear the cost of dealing with it. The firm line about suppliers meeting costs ...

23 January 2018

Packaging sector cautious despite likely 2017 target success


The UK looks almost certain to meet its packaging waste recovery targets – including for plastics recycling – in 2017 according to the Environment Agency figures published earlier this month. But, while broadly speaking the ...

17 January 2018

Wood restrictions hit Manchester HWRCs recycling rate


The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has blamed a low recycling rate at its recycling centres in 2015/16 on restrictions on wood waste. Figures published at the end of December by the authority in its annual report ...

21 December 2017

Immingham site for green waste to ‘coal’ project


A former British Coal business, CPL Industries, has announced plans to install what it claims would be the first commercial‐scale “hydrothermal carbonisation” (HTC) facility in the UK at its production site in Immingham, North ...

20 December 2017

South Wales Wood wins Cheltenham contract


South Wales Wood Recycling has won a five year contract for wood recycling in Cheltenham, which will extend the current two year contract it already holds with the council. The company will now be responsible for the collection ...

29 November 2017

Need for evidence on waste wood hazards, says WRA


The need for an evidence-based approach to categorisation of waste wood has been emphasised by the Wood Recyclers Association. The association’s view comes in the wake of the publication of a Regulatory Position Statement by the...

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