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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...

Time to ensure sustainable waste shipments in Europe, says trade group

In recent decades, exports of waste to non-European countries have risen steadily, pushing the waste issue far away but failing to properly address it....

SEPA announces crackdown on illegal dumpers advertising on social media

  SEPA enforcement team targets criminals and chancers using social media to sell illegal waste services Regulator reminds waste companies that compliance with the...

Firm launches new guide to help local authorities and contractors safely reopen HWRC facilities

Resource management firm Veolia UK has launched a guide (on 20 April), titled 'Local Authority Guidance on the Safe reopening of HWRC Networks' -...
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Sponsored Content: SRF production and storage

In Spring 2019, sustainable building materials firm Tarmac partnered with Hamilton Waste and Recycling for the production of solid recovered fuel (SRF) to be use as an alternative, renewable energy source to improve the sustainability of its operations at its cement plant in Dunbar, Scotland.

Paperless solution cuts submission times for quarterly returns for waste carriers, says firm

A new waste handling solution is seemingly set to cut submission times for quarterly returns for waste carriers who have a registered, onsite, waste...
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Street cleansing in the digital age

Phil Oldbury of infrastructure asset management software firm Yotta, writes about the opportunities that exist to streamline and improve the functioning of a traditionally neglected service area.

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...