Friday, November 25, 2022

Scots’ views sought on mandatory digital waste tracking

A consultation setting out plans for a mandatory digital waste tracking service in the UK was launched on 21 January 2022. The Scottish Environment Protection...

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...

31 significant waste crime sites targeted by SEPA as BBC Disclosure spotlights waste crime

Scottish Environment Protection Agency staff and their work tackling waste crime were featured as part of investigative journalism programme BBC Disclosure on Monday 31...

New service to help businesses manage small volumes of waste including hazardous waste, says...

Resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste which may include hazardous...

“Be a waste hero,” suggests tech startup

Tech start-up AnyWaste.Com is creating a system it says can help with waste booking, management and payment. It "reduces administrative time and processes", says...

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...

Landfill and recycling both down, and incineration on the up: Scotland waste summary 2020...

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published statistics on 7 December detailing household waste collected across all local authorities during 2020, as well as...

Beyond the bale: Viridor unveils plan to eliminate waste plastic exports

Recycling and resource management firm Viridor has unveiled its "Vision for Zero" - a plan to reduce (to zero) the amount of plastic waste...

A new waste market is taking shape in Europe, following COVID-19, says recovery firm

Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of resource recovery specialist Geminor, writes Despite the recent flare-up of the COVID-pandemic in Europe, a number of countries are reporting a...

Recycling firm fined £20k following illegal export of household waste from Scotland

A leading UK and European recycling company was fined £20,000 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on 16 November after Scotland’s environmental regulator, SEPA, uncovered what...

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...

Scottish council becomes first to trial recycling weighing technology

A waste weighing programme being launched next month in North Lanarkshire will be the first in Scotland to use using Radio Frequency Identification...

What is litter?

Your eyebrows might raise involuntarily at the seeming banality of the question, yet most people can offer only a vague definition. In a bid...

Bratislava textile collection firm says smart waste management pays for itself

A textile waste collection company in Slovakia has published the results of a waste monitoring project using Sensoneo waste monitoring sensors, part of a system that supports dynamic and automated waste collection.

Major milestone reached for international grass-roots waste management platform

A major milestone was seemingly reached in late July with the registration of the 100th waste management project to the Circular Action Hub (CAH),...

Study demonstrates CO2 savings of “holistic resource systems”

A new study appears to demonstrate the potential of an optimized waste management system to make significant strides in the reduction of CO2 emissions....

Government has failed to tackle fast fashion, despite the problem worsening, says report

New research published on 6 July raises the issue that the UK Government has published only 19 policies in five strategies that tackle the...

Plastic waste has some economic benefit for developing countries

For decades, wealthy nations have transported plastic trash, and the environmental problems that go with it, to poorer countries, but researchers say they have...

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...

Mobile pallet stability test lab will slash plastic film usage, says firm

What's described as the UK’s first mobile pallet stability test lab promises to save thousands of tonnes of plastic stretch film every year,...