Monday, December 5, 2022

Recycling firm fined £20k following illegal export of household waste from Scotland

A leading UK and European recycling company was fined £20,000 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on 16 November after Scotland’s environmental regulator, SEPA, uncovered what...

Minister: Resources & Waste Strategy will “require” food waste collections

Investment Minister Graham Stuart MP has said that the government’s forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy will “require separate food waste collections” to reduce emissions...
Austria, Germany and Belgium are recycling the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. But the UK and Ireland are chasing hard.

Catch up time for British Isles

Austria, Germany and Belgium are recycling the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. But the UK and Ireland are chasing hard. THOSE...

Straight up for recycling

STRAIGHT plc, the environmental products and services group, has won a new contract from May Gurney for a recycling and waste service for Cheshire...
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Sponsored content: CHP support halves bills

Gas engine support specialist Gen-C has helped on-farm AD operator Springvale Energies break free from a monthly CHP service contract.

Gasification platform demonstrates renewable gas production from SRF

Located in the heart of “Chemical Valley” in Saint-Fons (Rhône), France, the GAYA semi-industrial Research & Development platform took a historic step forward in...

Feather packaging innovation picks up European circular economy award

The winner of the 2018 Green Alley Award has been chosen: Aeropowder from the UK beat off five competitors to pick up the European...

Bee’ah selects BHS for Sharjah recycling system

UAE-based environmental management company Bee’ah has selected US firm Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture and install a major retrofit to its...

New app and campaign to encourage trolley clean-ups

Trolley manufacturer Wanzl has initiated a new campaign - with accompanying app - to help deal with the problem of abandoned shopping trolleys. Around...

Synthetic biology toolbox offers “unprecedented” functionality, to assist with bio- and circular economy challenges

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed what it describes as "an efficient synthetic biology toolbox for industry and research organisations." The toolbox...

Report identifies bottleneck in UK plastic recycling infrastructure

Plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP has published its 2022 UK Plastic Packaging Sorting & Reprocessing Infrastructure report, which reported that there is...

Centrifuge improves sludgy waste handling in Manchester

Environmental services provider Adler & Allan says it is now offering cost-effective and sustainable removal of sludgy wastes, following the introduction of a Euroby...

Call for circular economy start-ups to enter award in Berlin

A European start-up award for circular economy projects, run by Berlin Investment GmbH, the Green Alley Award is calling upon young entrepreneurs to submit...

Major funding agreement signed on advanced plastics recycling plant in Scotland

Funding of over £3m was announced on Wednesday 6 June for four projects comprising a new plastics recycling partnership, Project Beacon, in Perthshire, Scotland. The...

AD industry calls for more fitting support

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has called for “more ambition” for anaerobic digestion from the government in its response to the Feed-in...

The importance of counting all WEEE streams

A report by the United Nations University has warned that global e-waste will reach 50m tonnes by 2018. The UK is listed in the...

The heat is on for AD plants

A few thoughts on the benefits and practicalities of using heat exchangers in wastewater AD, from Matt Hale of thermal technology expert HRS Heat...

SEPA landfill plan aims to improve compliance and assist transition to a circular economy

SEPA has launched an ambitious plan that it says will "drive environmental compliance at Scotland’s landfill sites, harness innovation and help the sector responsibly...

Companies in Scotland worry over compliance

SMALL firms are backing the Scottish government’s drive for a ‘zero waste’ society. But they’re worried about the cost of compliance. The Forum of Private...

Plastic not-so-fantastic

Recent months have seen a perfect storm for those responsible for dealing with waste plastic, in the combination of China's refusal to accept waste...