Getting smart to prevent litter: New knowledge network launched in Scotland

Anyone with a stake in tackling litter in Scotland can get access to the latest advice and research from home and abroad, from Tuesday...

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...

ESA calls for planning system to be aligned with the circular economy

The Environmental Services Association, the voice of the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has set out a number of recommendations to more closely align...

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...

Veolia wins South London waste partnership contract

Resource management firm Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia ES UK, has signed a major new recycling and waste services contract spanning four South London...

15-month jail sentence for Stockport company owner who mismanaged waste sites

A waste criminal whose actions caused a closure of the M60 and significant pollution to a river in Stockport was on 31 March...

Brexit offers a chance to rethink waste policy, says thinktank

In a new report, Going Round in Circles, UK think tank Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government...

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...

Solar park in Swindon to power household waste recycling centre

Building work has started at Barnfield Solar Park, Swindon, which will be connected directly by private wire to the Swindon household waste recycling centre...

Averies brothers convicted after notorious major fires and abandoned waste site

Company Director Lee Averies received three 12-month prison sentences to run concurrently by Swindon Crown Court on Thursday 27 October, for inadequate management of...

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...

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...

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,...

Serious pollution and emissions cut at regulated sites, says EA

Serious pollution incidents across England have fallen by 56% since 2000 thanks to the work of Environment Agency and its partners, reports out on...

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...

SEPA statistics reveal recycling increase in Scotland in 2015

Official statistics were issued on 20 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) which show that Local Authorities in Scotland have recycled 44.3%...

RWM promises lively debate on circular economy policy

At RWM 2016 in Birmingham, 13 - 15 September, all eyes promise to be on the Circular Economy Connect theatre where senior leaders across...

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...

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...

A route to more effective waste collection in Rotterdam

The Internet of Things, big data and analytics offer the promise of better business decision making. Finnish sensors developer Enevo is one firm leveraging...
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