19th September 2017
Investigation Underway Following Fire At Viridor Recovery Facility

Investigation Underway Following Fire At Viridor Recovery Facility

An investigation is now underway to determine the cause of a fire that broke out at Viridor’s Raikes Lane thermal recovery facility in Bolton on Sunday (17 September). Firefighters responded within minutes to ensure any potential damage was kept to … Continue reading

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15th September 2017
EAC Relaunches Disposable Packing Enquiry

EAC Relaunches Disposable Packing Enquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is relaunching its predecessor’s inquiry into Disposable Coffee Cups and Plastic Bottles. The previous Committee’s inquiry received over 100 submissions of evidence but was never completed due to the General Election. The decision follows the … Continue reading

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13th September 2017
RWM News: WRAP Food Waste Strategy | RDF Exports & Engaging Gov

RWM News: WRAP Food Waste Strategy | RDF Exports & Engaging Gov

Day two of RWM in partnership with CIWM has seen interesting debate around RDF exports, domestic waste infrastructure and food waste prevention. The theme of Marcus Gover’s keynote speech in the Circular Economy Connect Theatre was a call to join … Continue reading

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12th September 2017
RWM News: Waste Crime Partnership | SUEZ Mind The Gap | Deposit Debate

RWM News: Waste Crime Partnership | SUEZ Mind The Gap | Deposit Debate

Day one of RWM in partnership with CIWM is now well under way, and already we’ve seen lively debate, weighty reports and collaboration across sectors and bodies. The Environment Agency (EA) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have signed … Continue reading

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5th September 2017
Is Scotland On The Verge Of A Deposit Return Scheme? [UPDATED]

Is Scotland On The Verge Of A Deposit Return Scheme? [UPDATED]

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland, intends to commit the country to implementing a deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic drinks bottles, according to reports today (5 September) by Sky News. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham confirmed in July this year … Continue reading

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18th August 2017
Wood Recyclers Seek Clarification On Biomass Boiler Fuel Supply

Wood Recyclers Seek Clarification On Biomass Boiler Fuel Supply

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA)) is calling for clarification on exactly what grades of wood are acceptable for small scale RHI biomass boilers (non WID compliant), after discovering inconsistencies in guidance to boiler manufacturers and fuel suppliers. The trade body … Continue reading

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31st July 2017
ESA & EA To Raise Standards & Fight Waste Crime In New Partnership

ESA & EA To Raise Standards & Fight Waste Crime In New Partnership

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Environment Agency (EA) have announced that high-level talks between the EA’s senior management, and the CEOs of resource and waste management companies have reached agreement to pursue a “collaborative approach” to improving the … Continue reading

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14th July 2017
WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report has found a number of changes since last year, most notable a drop in Material Recovery Facilities (MRF), Anaerobic Digestion (AD), and Energy from Waste (EfW) gate fees, whilst landfill gate fees have increased. In-vessel … Continue reading

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