Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Report reveals the size of Scotland’s raw material consumption footprint

A new report reveals the true size of Scotland’s consumption footprint for the first time, says Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government-funded advisory group...

Mobile pallet stability test lab will slash plastic film usage, says firm

What's described as the UK’s first mobile pallet stability test lab promises to save thousands of tonnes of plastic stretch film every year,...

AI supports unique solution to optimize waste collection in France

Since July 2020, the 200 skips that collect Toulouse inhabitants’ waste from the 13 waste disposal centers managed by Suez have been equipped with...

Drone technology and AI used to tackle litter in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

BCP Council, Hubbub and McDonald’s partner on ground-breaking campaign Local businesses and community groups urged to join forces as lockdown eases Bournemouth, Christchurch and...

Equipment firm announces global virtual symposium for the wet processing industry

Wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE has scheduled another global virtual conference on materials processing topics for 18-20 May. It follows a previous virtual event...

Canadian liquid and solid waste management firm purchased for C$927.5 million

North American Environmental services firm GFL Environmental has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the solid waste and environmental solutions business of Terrapure Environmental...

Waste compacting firm boosts connectivity with small cell rollout

A supplier of solar-powered waste compacting technology, Bigbelly, will contribute to enhancing wireless connectivity across UK cities via an integrated pole and antenna solution,...

Cleaner air in the capital: London has first UK authority to run fully electric...

The City of London Corporation will become the first UK governing body to run a full fleet of Electric Refuse Collection Vehicles (ERCVs) following...

Feeling the pressure: Local authorities publish report into impact of Covid-19 on waste services

Only 40% of responding councils report that their Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are operating normally according to the Association of Directors of Environment,...

SEPA tackling emerging threat of abandoned waste trailers

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is warning of a new trend in waste crime after two abandoned trailers full of waste appeared in the...
Waste sorting at a recycling plant in Sterlitamak, Russia, in 2019. Image: Shutterstock.com/Vitaly Fedotov

£1.2m funding for waste vision start-up

Intelligent waste management start-up Recycleye has secured £1.2 million in seed funding, it was announced in mid-December

Prague to pilot large-scale, dynamic waste collection

The city of Prague is to pilot dynamic waste collection via automated collection routes. Seemingly impressive in scale for a trial of this kind...

Consultancy offers help ahead of Brexit deadline for chemicals regulation

British companies who currently hold registrations under the EU REACH regulation, and have not yet transferred their registrations to an EU legal entity, need...

Which countries are winning the war on waste?

Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years Germany is...

SEPA household waste statistics 2019 highlight positive trends on recycling, carbon emissions and reduced...

Carbon impact of waste down 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent from 2011 Less than 1 million tonnes of household waste sent to...
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Comment: Never let a crisis go to waste

Aaron Baker of BGF. Quick thinking and agility has helped waste management companies survive and even prosper during lockdown, says Aaron Baker, an investor at...

Coronavirus grant boosts safety at waste management firms

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government are helping the resource management industry meet the challenges of the coronavirus, allocating more than £820k in grants to waste management firms across the country to adapt in response to the pandemic.

Preparing for DRS introduction

The Scottish parliament has voted in favour of a deposit return scheme, set to be introduced in July 2022. Andrea Falco of recycling equipment...

Carbon impact of Scotland’s waste reaches record low but ‘more needs to be done’

The carbon emissions associated with Scotland’s waste in 2018 dropped 11% on the previous year to reach the lowest level since official recording...

Grant support extension for Scottish waste management firms

Coronavirus-hit waste management businesses in Scotland have until the end of August to apply for a grant to assist them in adapting their operations. Launched...