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20th June 2018
Jail Avoided For Removal Man Who “Blighted” Devon Countryside

Jail Avoided For Removal Man Who “Blighted” Devon Countryside

A waste removal businessman who blighted Devon countryside with 2,000 tons of waste – then set fire to it – has narrowly avoided jail. The Environment Agency prosecuted Edward Donovan, of Churchill Drive, Crediton, for a range of offences after … Continue reading

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18th June 2018
“Heatmap” Shows Increased Fly-Tipping In “Affluent” Areas

“Heatmap” Shows Increased Fly-Tipping In “Affluent” Areas

A new ​report by B2B comparison site, Expert Market, has produced a “heatmap” suggesting a correlation between affluent neighbourhoods and increased fly-tipping – with The City of London topping the list. The research cross-references data from 324 local authorities, contrasting … Continue reading

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15th June 2018
Biffa Awarded 10-Year Contract With Melton Borough Council

Biffa Awarded 10-Year Contract With Melton Borough Council

The UK’s leading national recycling and waste management provider, Biffa, has won a 10-year contract to manage waste, recycling and street cleansing services for Melton Borough Council in Leicestershire from October 2018.  Biffa will be implementing a brand-new fleet in … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

Plastic isn’t the problem when it comes to plastics in the marine environment, the issue comes from how plastic is used and disposed of. This was the message from marine litter expert, Richard Thompson OBE, on day two of Resourcing the Future 2018.  Addressing delegates, Professor Richard … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

A report launched today (14 June) by the Resourcing the Future conference (RTF) partners (CIWM, ESA, the Resource Association and WRAP) has developed a novel “use-phase” model to categorise plastic products and looks at targeted actions based on the different environmental impacts of each category.  Entitled ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a … Continue reading

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12th June 2018
Cardiff Proposes Infrared Cameras To Tackle Fly-Tipping

Cardiff Proposes Infrared Cameras To Tackle Fly-Tipping

Cardiff Council is looking at ways to improve the reporting, monitoring, surveillance and action taken against those who fly-tip waste in Cardiff, among which is the idea of using new infrared cameras at known fly tipping hotspots. Cardiff Council’s Cabinet … Continue reading

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11th June 2018
Cigarette Litter The Most Common Litter On Europe’s Beaches

Cigarette Litter The Most Common Litter On Europe’s Beaches

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released new data about litter found on Europe’s beaches, showing cigarette butts and filters are most commonly found individual items. Based on nearly 700,000 collected items, disposable plastics are the biggest contributor to marine … Continue reading

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11th June 2018
Gove Announces “Beef Up” Of Action Against Waste Crime

Gove Announces “Beef Up” Of Action Against Waste Crime

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a “comprehensive review” that aims to “beef up” the government’s approach to how it tackles the scourge of waste crime. A Call for Evidence has been launched which aims to enable a stakeholders to have their … Continue reading

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