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...
The company was found to have breached compliance with its required leachate levels.

SITA fined for landfill permit breach

A £110k fine was handed to recycling and resource management firm SITA UK on 13 January after it breached the conditions of its environmental...

Suez wins large waste contracts in Australia

Recycling and recovery firm Suez has been awarded a couple of large waste contracts in Austrialia - both the waste collection contract for Brisbane...

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....
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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...
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A practical guide for the zero waste movement

“IT was a giddy moment for all of us,” recounts Paul Connett of the meeting in October 2011 at which he first had the...

World needs ambitious target of 0% new plastic waste by 2040

The United Nations is being urged to make a bold pledge and set a target of zero for new plastic pollution by 2040 in...

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...

First National Recycling Guidelines published by WRAP, promising an end to householder confusion

A definitive list of what can and cannot be accepted for recycling at the roadside was published by WRAP on 12 October. The Recycling...

Airflow-based technology to provide Australia’s first automated waste collection system for a municipal area

Australia is to see its first underground waste collection system installed in Queensland. The work is part of a major redevelopment programme that will...

Waste deal is on the right road

TARMAC, the UK’s biggest road surfacing and maintenance company, has struck a deal with Biffa to manage its waste and recycling services across the...

SEPA opens healthcare waste consultation

All those who collect, transport, store treat and dispose of healthcare waste are being encouraged to respond to a consultation on its storage and...

Which countries are winning the war on waste?

Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years Germany is...
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Red tape restricts road waste reuse

A major development of recent years has been the arrival of new treatment systems for dealing with waste from road sweepings, municipal wastewater and...

WRAP updates voluntary agreements, outlining circularity vision for food, plastic and textiles

We will not tackle the climate crisis without changing our consumption systems, says group, whose voluntary agreements aim to lead industry response Climate action NGO...

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...

Waste compacting firm boosts connectivity with small cell rollout

A supplier of solar-powered waste compacting technology, Bigbelly, will contribute to enhancing wireless connectivity across UK cities via an integrated pole and antenna solution,...

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...

Plastic bag firm wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating...

Experts address plastic waste at London Design Festival

The Plasticity Forum was held on 21 September as part of the London Design Festival to help bring the design community into the big...