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Smokers blind to devastating impact of butts on the environment, suggests survey

New research from environmental charity Hubbub seems to reveal just over 1 in 4 smokers (28%) are aware that cigarette butts are made from...

Recycling firm fined £20k following illegal export of household waste from Scotland

A leading UK and European recycling company was fined £20,000 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on 16 November after Scotland’s environmental regulator, SEPA, uncovered what...

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...

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...

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...

A new waste market is taking shape in Europe, following COVID-19, says recovery firm

Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of resource recovery specialist Geminor, writes Despite the recent flare-up of the COVID-pandemic in Europe, a number of countries are reporting a...

Landfill and recycling both down, and incineration on the up: Scotland waste summary 2020...

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published statistics on 7 December detailing household waste collected across all local authorities during 2020, as well as...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

“Be a waste hero,” suggests tech startup

Tech start-up AnyWaste.Com is creating a system it says can help with waste booking, management and payment. It "reduces administrative time and processes", says...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...