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6 March 2019

2018 packaging targets met, but ‘challenge ahead’

Packaging experts have welcomed the news that recycling targets for 2018 look to have been met, but have warned that 2019 targets could be more challenging. The comments come following the release of the 2018 Q4 packaging data, ...


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31 May 2018

Waste wood at CA sites ‘will be non-hazardous’


EXCLUSIVE: Waste wood from civic amenity sites is likely to be deemed as non-hazardous as part of the industry’s investigation into waste wood classification, which will report to the Environment Agency. That’s according ...

22 May 2018

WRA warns of UK waste wood shortage


The Wood Recyclers' Association has warned that the UK could be facing a shortage of waste wood next winter. The Association’s chair, Andy Hill, said that last winter (2017 into 2018) had seen the first real scarcity of waste ...

8 May 2018

BEIS told of subsidy impact on waste wood prices


Energy minister Claire Perry has acknowledged that biomass subsidies which may be pushing up the value of waste wood to the detriment of board makers are “concerning”. Ms Perry, who has responsibility for energy and subsidies ...

China 24 April 2018

BIR concern over Chinese scrap measures


The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has given its interpretation of last week’s announcement by the Chinese government about the extension of import restrictions of solid wastes. In a statement, the BIR said that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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