Official waste statistics published for Scotland

Scottish recycling rate for 2017 is 58.9% (a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from 2016*) Scottish organic waste recycled by composting or anaerobic...
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Report idenfities waste capacity shortfall

RECYCLING and waste management company SITA UK published a report on 26 February entitled "Mind the Gap", which presents an assessment of UK residual...

Can heat maps conquer our litter problem?

The most recent anti-littering guidance places the blame for littering firmly on high street fast-food restaurants. But, how can councils, enforcement services or take-aways...

Northern model key to addressing stagnating UK recycling rates, says Viridor

Viridor has called on the UK to follow the northern powerhouse model for regional resource networks to boost stagnating national recycling rates. Speaking at the...

Sponsored content: “The smallest smart camera in its class”: Device offers user-configurable vision

OMRON, a leader in industrial automation solutions, has launched its new OMRON MicroHAWK F440-F Smart Camera. This highly configurable smart camera with a 35...
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Recycled bottles used to create lights

Lights made from recycled cola bottles will soon go on the market following an international study led by Nottingham Trent University. In collaboration with Spanish...
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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...

Clothing study challenges perception that paying a higher price means they will last longer

The findings were uncovered in a study conducted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds, published in late July. Said to...

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...

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...

Crime doesn’t pay for owner who rented waste sites

A landowner was ordered to hand over £207,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act for rent payments he received from illegally operated waste sites. Kevin...
Correct management of legacy landfill sites can greatly reduce the liability period.

Rethinking the care of legacy landfills

With the advent of more efficient waste processing methods and increasing landfill taxes, the days of landfilling may finally be numbered. The post-closure aftercare...

Siemens to produce high-conversion-rate incinerator

A new waste incinerator is claimed to be "turning heads" in the recycling and waste processing world because of its ability to process previously...

MBT plant progresses on the web

Construction progress on a waste treatment plant can be tracked on a new website. The Northacre Resource Recovery Centre is the home of Wiltshire’s first...

Getting smart to prevent litter: New knowledge network launched in Scotland

Anyone with a stake in tackling litter in Scotland can get access to the latest advice and research from home and abroad, from Tuesday...

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...

Solar park in Swindon to power household waste recycling centre

Building work has started at Barnfield Solar Park, Swindon, which will be connected directly by private wire to the Swindon household waste recycling centre...

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...

Navigating the ban on single-use plastics

By Samantha Osborne, Commercial lawyer at national law firm Freeths With the ban on single use plastics now here, businesses must ensure that they understand...

Glasgow waste operator fined for multiple breaches of environmental licence

Glasgow waste operator Cornelius Boyle was fined £550 on 30 June for consistently breaching the conditions of a Waste Management Licence which was held...