13th September 2018
Task Force Aims To Boost Resource Efficiency Of UK Businesses

Task Force Aims To Boost Resource Efficiency Of UK Businesses

A new tech task force convened by Green Alliance will focus on the opportunities for smart technologies to boost the resource efficiency of UK businesses and improve the economic prospects of manufacturing regions.  Eighty per cent of manufacturers say industry … Continue reading

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12th September 2018
RWM News: UK “Sleep Walking” Into Waste Infrastructure Capacity Deficiency

RWM News: UK “Sleep Walking” Into Waste Infrastructure Capacity Deficiency

The UK is “sleep walking” into a waste infrastructure capacity deficiency and is likely to “panic” later when it’s clear there is a problem, according to Biffa’s Ian Wakelin. The comments come as Wakelin (left), joined by SUEZ’s David Palmer-Jones … Continue reading

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12th September 2018
Cash-Strapped Councils Should Use Competition For Waste Collections – ESA

Cash-Strapped Councils Should Use Competition For Waste Collections – ESA

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has today (11 September) called for local authorities to use competition to drive value for money for waste collections. Speaking at RWM – the sector’s annual trade show in Birmingham’s NEC – ESA’s Executive Director, … Continue reading

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10th September 2018
New Toolkit To “Drive Value” Via Waste Service Procurement

New Toolkit To “Drive Value” Via Waste Service Procurement

A new toolkit, produced by Ricardo and sponsored by waste and recycling specialist SUEZ, provides UK local authorities a blueprint for creating waste service procurement strategies that drive contractors to deliver high performance, innovation and value for residents. The toolkit provides … Continue reading

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5th September 2018
Northern Ireland Cuts 1 Billion Plastic Bags From Circulation

Northern Ireland Cuts 1 Billion Plastic Bags From Circulation

1bn plastic bags have been cut from circulation in Northern Ireland since the introduction of its plastic carrier bag levy, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The carrier bag levy in the country commenced 8 April … Continue reading

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28th August 2018
Government Set To Double Plastic Bag Carrier Levy

Government Set To Double Plastic Bag Carrier Levy

Teresa May is expected to announce the Government’s intention to double the charge on single use plastic carriers bags from 5p to 10p, according to reports. Reports also suggest the Prime Minister will also announce that all retailers will be … Continue reading

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20th August 2018
Plastic Tax Consultation Receives “Unprecedented” Number Of Responses

Plastic Tax Consultation Receives “Unprecedented” Number Of Responses

A summary of responses to HM Treasury’s call for evidence on how tax can be used to reduce plastic waste, shows a strong public backing, it says. The call attracted an “unprecedented” 162,000 responses, the highest in the Treasury’s history. … Continue reading

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17th August 2018
Biffa Acquires Weir Waste Services Limited For £16

Biffa Acquires Weir Waste Services Limited For £16.2m

UK integrated waste management company, Biffa has announced it has acquired Weir Waste Services Limited (WWS) for a consideration plus debt taken on of circa £16.2m, funded from Biffa’s existing cash and debt facilities. For the year ending 31 May 2017, … Continue reading

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