Saturday, November 26, 2022

Co-mingled collections only work when supplying top-quality MRFs, says resource recovery firm

Co-mingled collections are the way forward for councils needing to reduce costs and increase capture of dry recyclables to improve their kerbside recycling rates,...

Same-day waste audits available with new app

Bywaters, said to be London’s largest undercover waste management company, has recently invested in a new mobile app that allows property and facilities managers...

Biffa says new strategy needed for UK waste and resource industry

The UK’s environmental strategy is at a crossroads and it is crucial both government and industry come together to fully capitalise on a post-Brexit...

New app and campaign to encourage trolley clean-ups

Trolley manufacturer Wanzl has initiated a new campaign - with accompanying app - to help deal with the problem of abandoned shopping trolleys. Around...
The plant will be built at an established rail-linked site in East Lothian.

Viridor all set

CONSTRUCTION of a £200m energy from waste (EfW) facility in Scotland is expected to begin in 2013 after Viridor won permission to normalise waste...

Huge losses as Teeside gasification project scrapped

PLANS to build a couple of ground-breaking plasma gasification energy-from-waste plants in Teeside have been scrapped, seemingly because of challenges with the technology. The...

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...

Proprietary push floor technology selected for UK waste-to-energy gasification plant

Bouygues Energies & Services, the company responsible for the engineering and construction of the UK’s largest waste-to-energy gasification plant currently underway at Hoddesdon in...

Docklands hotel installs London’s first ‘Seabin’

A V5- Hybrid Seabin has been installed in London’s developed docklands. This installation, the second in the UK following one in Portsmouth Harbour in...

Augean recruit

Edward Pigg has joined Augean PLC as a director to lead the development of its Waste Network division. He moves from Biffa Waste Services where...

The challenge of meeting zero waste targets in land remediation

Is a remediated site a clean site? Amy Jones, Associate Director with environmental engineering firm Idom Merebrook, considers the challenges of meeting zero waste...
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Telehandler lifts up to 6 tonnes

JCB has unveiled its latest telescopic handler for the waste management industry, the 560-80 Wastemaster. The high capacity vehicle is a heavy duty machine engineered...

Gate fees snapshot shows changing market picture

WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report has found a number of changes since last year. The updated comparison of alternative waste management costs for...

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,...

Are we bottling out of binning when it comes to drinking on the go?

Latest beach litter figures strengthen case for bottle deposit return schemes around UK Over 8,000 plastic bottles were found on UK beaches during...

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,...

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...

Oldham council and residents take innovative approach to tackling fly-tipping

Residents in Oldham who are fed up of fly-tipping are taking an innovative approach to tackling the issue in their community as part of...

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...

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....