Sustainability

1st September 2017
Further Birmingham Bin Strikes “Certain” As Redundancies Go Ahead

Further Birmingham Bin Strikes “Certain” As Redundancies Go Ahead

Birmingham City Council will go ahead with issuing refuse worker redundancy notices, it has announced, after Unite urged the council’s cabinet to not “undermine” democratically elected councillors in its vote yesterday (31 August). The Union said further industrial action was … Continue reading

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29th August 2017
Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle littering, Defra Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The funding aims to support the development of “new innovation and approaches” for tackling litter, from behavioural research for better positioned bins … Continue reading

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25th August 2017
PVC Recycling Figures Reach A New High

PVC Recycling Figures Reach A New High

The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according to latest figures from Recovinyl, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme. It’s an increase of 12% compared to the previous year … Continue reading

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23rd August 2017
Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Councils in England are “getting it wrong too often” when it comes to waste collection complaints, says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, whose new report reveals a rocketing increase in upheld waste services complaints. Its new report – … Continue reading

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18th August 2017
GIB Must Maintain Its “Social Purpose”, Says Renewables Sector

GIB Must Maintain Its “Social Purpose”, Says Renewables Sector

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) must maintain its social purpose the Renewable Energy Association, says, following the closure of the sale to Macquarie Group. The renewables industry urges the new Bank owners to maintain its “social purpose”, namely to help … Continue reading

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18th August 2017
SUEZ Rebuts Allegations Of Attempting To “Undermine” Doncaster Bin Strikes

SUEZ Rebuts Allegations Of Attempting To “Undermine” Doncaster Bin Strikes

Unite has warned that it will leave “no stone unturned” after accusing waste management company SUEZ of attempting to “undermine” forthcoming refuse worker strike action in Doncaster. SUEZ, however, has refuted claims. Unite says it has received “evidence” that SUEZ … Continue reading

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4th August 2017
Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

A deposit return scheme for beverage containers would stop a third of the plastic going into the oceans, according to new analysis by think tank Green Alliance. According to the group, plastic marine litter from the UK could be reduced … Continue reading

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27th July 2017
Get Your House In Order, Before You’re Forced To

Get Your House In Order, Before You’re Forced To

The waste industry should get its house in order, before it’s forced to, says Paul Timmins, operations director at Ecosurety. And that means reviewing waste legislation to make it more transparent and to encourage more recycling Anybody who worked in financial services … Continue reading

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