Friday, September 30, 2022

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

How will the economic downturn affect PRN prices?

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of waste management services firm Re-Gen Waste, believes that the PRN prices will be affected by the cost of living...

IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report...

Comment: Joined-up refuse planning and education are key to reducing fly tipping

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director of enforcement solutions firm District Enforcement, argues that the best way to eradicate fly tipping, especially on a commercial scale,...

Waste and recycling: taking a proactive approach to fire safety

As we enter the warmer months, waste and recycling sites are increasingly vulnerable to fire. Such risks are amplified by the presence of batteries...

Construction contractor goes circular with temporary structures and roads

The race is clearly on for net zero, although different timelines are in operation across different parts of the built environment. Water utilities are...

Consortium to assess the future of packaging waste sorting

Nine brand-owners, an independent test & research centre and two universities will bring expertise over 2 years to develop and test an...

Global Waste Index 2022 highlights leaders and laggards

There are still major differences in the amount of waste generated across the world, and how it is disposed, a finding confirmed by a...

Government sets out new targets on air quality, water pollution, waste and woodland cover

The UK government announced new environmental targets in four key areas of air quality, water, waste reduction and woodland cover on 16 March....

Comment: Big changes in the pipeline for Northern Ireland’s waste industry

The way that waste in Northern Ireland will be handled over the next few years will change dramatically following consultations by Defra and the...

Veolia introduces reversing camera on RCVs to address driver blind spots

To address the challenge of vehicle blind spots, areas that cannot be directly seen by the driver while at the controls, Veolia is now...

Waste report makes recommendations to the London mayor

The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report on waste management in the capital and the need to move to a circular economy....

Which cities are leading the way in zero waste?

Many countries and cities are trying to reduce their usage of plastic, and to approach the ideal of "zero waste", but which ones are...

SEPA opens healthcare waste consultation

All those who collect, transport, store treat and dispose of healthcare waste are being encouraged to respond to a consultation on its storage and...

Plastic pollution is growing relentlessly as waste management and recycling fall short, says OECD

The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, with the bulk of it ending up in landfill, incinerated or...

UK councils spent around £250k (each) on fly-tipping clean ups in 2021

Recent research using freedom of information (FOI) requests to each of the UK’s local authorities appears to show that fly-tipping increased by 49% between...

Scots’ views sought on mandatory digital waste tracking

A consultation setting out plans for a mandatory digital waste tracking service in the UK was launched on 21 January 2022. The Scottish Environment Protection...

Trash talk: UK’s rubbish crews miss more than 745,000 bin collections each year

Britain’s hard-working refuse collection crews do a fantastic job of collecting our household waste – but logistics issues are leading to more than 745,000...

31 significant waste crime sites targeted by SEPA as BBC Disclosure spotlights waste crime

Scottish Environment Protection Agency staff and their work tackling waste crime were featured as part of investigative journalism programme BBC Disclosure on Monday 31...

New service to help businesses manage small volumes of waste including hazardous waste, says...

Resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste which may include hazardous...