Project using tech and AI to track litter on Glasgow and Cardiff roads suggests...

Litter surveys on the roads surrounding Cardiff and Glasgow appear to reveal ground-breaking insights that could help local authorities and agencies across the country...

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...

Blackpool picks up Keep Britain Tidy award

Blackpool Council’s Waste Services Team has been named Environmental Team of the Year 2016 at the annual Keep Britain Tidy awards in recognition of...

Bin breakdown: Project aims for a better grasp of litter composition

A new project from recycling charity RECOUP aims to develop a standardized, evidence-based methodology for collecting and analysing litter, creating a comprehensive data set. 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...
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GPS-enabled device assists landfill monitoring

ENVIRONMENTAL monitoring specialist Enitial has worked with Viridor to develop a new PDA-based device. The enidata device has modules for monitoring groundwater, surface water,...

Tackling flytipping black spots – FlyMapper system launched in Glasgow

Local authorities are using a sophisticated new system to find and tackle flytipping black spots in communities across Scotland. The approach was announced on...
Austria, Germany and Belgium are recycling the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. But the UK and Ireland are chasing hard.

Catch up time for British Isles

Austria, Germany and Belgium are recycling the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. But the UK and Ireland are chasing hard. THOSE...

GIB invests £28m in Edinburgh EfW plant

UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has today committed £28m of debt finance to a new £142m energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at Millerhill in Midlothian,...
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Getting in a Pickle over waste and recycling

A combative Q&A session followed Eric Pickles presentation to the RWM show at the Birmingham NEC on 17 September. The Secretary of State for...

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...

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

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...

Local communities urged to get ‘smart’ on tackling litter with launch of the Government’s...

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle the blight of littering, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced on 26 August. The money will...

Electric sweeper barrows introduced in Wood Green

Haringey Council and Veolia are introducing three new electric sweeper barrows as well as an electric caged tipper vehicle to the streets of Wood...

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...

Data scarcity challenges identification of endocrine disruptors

Lack of data from the chemical industry in the EU often prevents the assessment of whether substances used in consumer products, for example, are...

Romania launches “world’s largest centralized DRS”

Romania has launched a centralized Deposit Return System with almost 80,000 collection points, said to be the world’s largest. The East European nation joins...

New ‘Green’ waste site applications down 20% in a year as local authority spending...

The number of planning applications to build new environmentally-friendly waste management sites has dropped by 20% in a year, to 189 in 2015/16 from...

Partnership approach to litter prevention launched in Scotland

The Scottish Government funded body Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut...