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.

Former Kirkcaldy scrap yard operator sentenced to a Community Payback Order of 160 hours...

William Noble was sentenced to a Community Payback Order of 160 hours of unpaid work to be completed within 9 months at Kirkcaldy Sheriff...

SEPA clamps down on waste crime with upcoming days of action

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is leading three days of action between the 17 and 19 May, aimed at tackling cross border criminal...

New standard helps construction sector reduce waste during building projects

BSI, the business standards company, has published BS 8895-2 Designing for material efficiency in building projects – Part 2: Code of practice for Concept...

Which cities are leading the way in zero waste?

Many countries and cities are trying to reduce their usage of plastic, and to approach the ideal of "zero waste", but which ones are...

A satisfactory shake-up for waste?

Coming at the end of a year in which plastic waste has entered the public conversation like never before, the Government's new Waste & Resource strategy for England had a lot of ground to cover to elicit a positive response from the waste industry. This it appeared to do, with a few noteable caveats

Ovivo sells UK municipal business to in-house team

WATER treatment specialist Ovivo has sold its UK municipal business for an undisclosed sum to part of the existing senior management team led by...

Recession makes waste a great business to be in

Despite the gloom of the recession, it's refreshing to see glimmers of business success. Worcester based, nationally-operating company, Waste Efficiency Ltd, is determined that,...

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...

FEAD’s conference on PFAS in waste attempts to dispel fear surrounding the topic

The European Waste Management Association - FEAD - hosted a conference on PFAS in the waste sector on 9 November in Rimini, at which...
recycled lighting

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...
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...

Video explains new waste treatment facility on Malta

A video is available providing an overview of the plant concept underlying the €50 million mechanical and biological treatment plant and bulky waste facility...
Storm clouds: Brexit will increase costs in the short term for scrap steel exporters

A difficult transition?

Both Brexit and the Chinese National Sword restrictions present serious challenges for the UK waste and recycling industry

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...

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...

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...
LOCHHEAD: “Councils have made huge progress.”

Scotland ups cash to help councils achieve targets

AN extra £1.2m worth of funding has been earmarked to help councils in Scotland reach the 50% recycling target set for the end of...

No frontiers

Increasing amounts of waste are moving across EU borders for recovery or disposal. SHIPMENTS are not just travelling between EU countries but outside those borders...

Company ordered to pay more than £1.2m for waste offences

A London waste company has been ordered to pay more than £1.2m after pleading guilty to historical waste offences at Harrow Crown Court. Powerday Plc,...