Councils could begin charging for garden waste, according to survey

More than a third (36%) of environmental services managers in councils, local authorities, government or infrastructure agencies rank ‘mounting environmental responsibilities’ among the three...

South African start-up provides app that brings together independent truck owners and customers needing...

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is bringing together independent truck owners and the customers who need waste removed – all via an easy-to-use mobile app, says the firm behind it

Data analytics firm wins £500k funding to build the UK’s first digital waste tracking...

Topolytics has been awarded £500,000 to build a prototype for a UK wide comprehensive waste tracking system

New Secretary of State needs to press on with Resource and Waste Strategy, says...

The Recycling Association has said that new Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers should continue to implement the Resources & Waste Strategy developed by her predecessor. Its...

Sponsored content: Case study – the University of Bristol’s waste management partner Novus Environmental

Waste management solutions firm Vetspeed - trading as Novus Environmental - currently provides all clinical waste and animal by-product waste services for the University...

Litter clearance tools firm wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

The Helping Hand Company's declared mission to rid the world of litter has been rewarded with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for international trade...

Official waste statistics published for Scotland

Scottish recycling rate for 2017 is 58.9% (a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from 2016*) Scottish organic waste recycled by composting or anaerobic...

IT firm to provide software solutions to help deliver waste services in Cambridgeshire

Technology company Yotta has won a major contract with 3C ICT, a shared IT service between Cambridge City Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South...

England-only environmental watchdog post Brexit deeply flawed, planners warn

Proposals for a post-Brexit environmental watchdog that only has jurisdiction for England are deeply flawed and will not provide enough independent scrutiny of the...

Scottish tech firm lands contract to track UK waste

Award-winning data analytics business Topolytics is working with the Ordnance Survey to create a system to monitor and track all of the UK's waste....

Commercial cleaning trade show to highlight sustainability issues

As the commercial cleaning sector seemingly advances in its use of green equipment, The Cleaning Show (Excel, London 19-21 March 2019), one of Europe’s...

A satisfactory shake-up for waste?

Coming at the end of a year in which plastic waste has entered the public conversation like never before, the Government's new Waste & Resource strategy for England had a lot of ground to cover to elicit a positive response from the waste industry. This it appeared to do, with a few noteable caveats
Storm clouds: Brexit will increase costs in the short term for scrap steel exporters

A difficult transition?

Both Brexit and the Chinese National Sword restrictions present serious challenges for the UK waste and recycling industry

App launch aims to connect waste producers and reprocessors

1 November saw the launch of WasteApp, described as a comprehensive web-based application that, for the first time in England and Wales, connects producers...

Clinical waste: Investment needed to secure better value for the NHS

Recent national media coverage highlighting issues surrounding the disposal of NHS clinical waste has painted a very unpleasant picture of a system in chaos....

World Bank report profiles progress and challenges in the global waste sector

The World Bank’s latest report on the global waste sector offers what looks to be a detailed portrait of waste collection, disposal, and management...

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...

Deal improves offering to recycling industry businesses

On 12 September Molson Green, said to be the UK’s largest distributor of capital equipment, become a dealer for Turmec, a waste management solutions...

SEPA to end exemptions for burning farm plastics

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced its next steps to stem the plastic tide by confirming it will end exemptions for burning...

Docklands hotel installs London’s first ‘Seabin’

A V5- Hybrid Seabin has been installed in London’s developed docklands. This installation, the second in the UK following one in Portsmouth Harbour in...
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