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18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform

Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...


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.


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 ...

5 September 2017

Agency seeks ‘correct classification’ of waste wood


The Environment Agency has moved to reassure wood recyclers that it is not proposing changes to the classification of waste wood, although it does want it “classified correctly”. And, responding to concerns that the waste ...

4 September 2017

Outcry over plan for ‘hazardous’ waste wood classification


Industry experts are meeting with the Environment Agency experts today (4 September) to discuss potentially “catastrophic” changes proposed for the classification of waste wood. The meeting follows a letter sent by the ...

22 August 2017

WRA calls for biomass boiler clarification


The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called for clarification on what grades of wood are acceptable for small scale biomass boilers, after finding “inconsistencies” in guidance. The concerns surround potential ...

9 August 2017

South Wales Wood owner in court over wood fire


THE owner of a recycling company has denied six charges in connection with a fire involving 20,000 tonnes of wood chippings at Alexandra Docks, in Newport, South Wales. The fire started in November 2015 and raged for two months, ...

10 July 2017

Wood recyclers launch new website


The trade body for the wood recycling sector, the Wood Recyclers Association, has launched a new website which includes a full directory of its members. The website,

7 June 2017

NWH buys DJ Laing’s wood recycling division


Scottish waste management firm NWH Group has bought the wood processing division of DJ Laing Recycling Solutions based in Petterden, Dundee. DJ Laing, one of the pioneers of wood recycling in Scotland in the early 1990s, sold its...

2 June 2017

Fire plan changes help Stobart gain Widnes permit


Adjustments to its fire prevention plan (FPP) have helped Stobart Biomass secure a permit for its 150,000 tonnes per annum waste wood processing plant at Widnes. The Environment Agency announced this week that it had approved a ...

24 May 2017

LSS invests in Liebherr loaders and telehandler


Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has completed a £400,000 investment in two Liebherr 550 loading shovels and a Liebherr TL441-7 telehandler to handle an increase in tonnages at its Cross Green facility. The new ...

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