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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 ...


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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...

29 November 2017

Veolia adds Arden to its wood recycling activities


Veolia has extended its activities in the wood recycling sector with the acquisition of Solihull-based Arden Wood Shavings. Arden has more than 30 years’ experience of supplying woodshavings and sawdust bedding for animals and ...

28 November 2017

Agency acts to keep wood moving at CA sites


An interim measure to continue to allow wood recyclers to handle waste wood which might contain hazardous material has been published today (28 November) by the Environment Agency. The measures comes in the form of a Regulatory ...

17 November 2017

Boston biomass approved but NRW consults again on Barry


Biomass UK No 3 has had its permit application for the proposed Boston Energy Production Facility at Boston, Lincolnshire approved by the Environment Agency. But the application for a similar plant at Barry, south Wales is to go ...

16 November 2017

Wood recyclers angry over Agency stance on fire template


Wood recyclers have voiced their concerns at a decision by the Environment Agency to reject parts of its proposed waste wood fire prevention plan (FPP) template. Speaking at the conference on Fire prevention and control in...

15 November 2017

Plevin’s fined £216,000 after worker’s fatal fall


Wood recycling firm R Plevin & Sons has been fined £216,000 for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in South Yorkshire while manually un-sheeting the unit. At ...

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