84% rise in material rejected by council recycling facilities, says BBC report

A BBC Freedom of Information request has turned up data showing a sudden and dramatic rise – of 84% - in the amount of...

UK businesses must do more to adapt to changes in waste industry legislation

  Integrated IT systems and whole business reporting are essential for reducing waste and emissions and ensuring compliance with UK Environment Act, says waste management...

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...
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...
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A window on recycling bid

A track record of leadership in sustainable manufacturing has helped Eurocell secure a place in the finals of an awards scheme. The company has been...
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Recycling: Better for the environment, better for business

Although the benefits of recycling have been recognised domestically and within larger industries for some time now, ideas about recycling and waste management within...

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...

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...

Spotting opportunities in a turbulent period

"With policy changes amass and technological advances in abundance, there is now even more reason to visit RWM in 2016," say the organisers, i2i...

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...

WEEE compliance management app picks up US award

Prize winners in the fourth annual awards run by US publication Environmental Leader were announced on 22 June in Denver, Colorado and included 3M’s...

Litter clearance tools firm wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

The Helping Hand Company's declared mission to rid the world of litter has been rewarded with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for international trade...

Starbucks fined £160k for leaving rubbish on streets

Two Starbucks on Berkeley Street were fined over £160,000 on Wednesday (10 August) after repeatedly leaving rubbish bags on a busy central London pavement. Since...

Automated waste collection system to be installed in Seoul

Gangnam-Gu, Seoul’s third largest district, has chosen automated waste collection system (AWCS) firm Envac to install an underground system that will span 399,741 sq....

New report highlights innovation opportunities from industrial waste

A new Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) report aims to stimulate innovation in the waste sector by highlighting future technology trends and identifying opportunities for...

New free tool to help waste management industry assess workforce competences

The Competence Assessment Tool has been developed by the SWITCH Forum (Scottish Waste Industry Training Competency and Health & Safety) to help managers, supervisors...
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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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Inside the UK’s first carton recycling facility

Fay Dashper, Senior Recycling Manager for the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE) UK, describes the processes used at a new UK...