Friday, September 24, 2021

Scottish council becomes first to trial recycling weighing technology

A waste weighing programme being launched next month in North Lanarkshire will be the first in Scotland to use using Radio Frequency Identification...

What is litter?

Your eyebrows might raise involuntarily at the seeming banality of the question, yet most people can offer only a vague definition. In a bid...

Bratislava textile collection firm says smart waste management pays for itself

A textile waste collection company in Slovakia has published the results of a waste monitoring project using Sensoneo waste monitoring sensors, part of a system that supports dynamic and automated waste collection.

Major milestone reached for international grass-roots waste management platform

A major milestone was seemingly reached in late July with the registration of the 100th waste management project to the Circular Action Hub (CAH),...

Study demonstrates CO2 savings of “holistic resource systems”

A new study appears to demonstrate the potential of an optimized waste management system to make significant strides in the reduction of CO2 emissions....

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

New research published on 6 July raises the issue that the UK Government has published only 19 policies in five strategies that tackle the...

Plastic waste has some economic benefit for developing countries

For decades, wealthy nations have transported plastic trash, and the environmental problems that go with it, to poorer countries, but researchers say they have...

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...