SEPA to end exemptions for burning farm plastics

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced its next steps to stem the plastic tide by confirming it will end exemptions for burning...
A LEADING advisor in land, waste and water has launched a new service to ensure its clients understand their liabilities surrounding on-site waste.

Ashfield Solutions launches new waste advisory service

A LEADING advisor in land, waste and water has launched a new service to ensure its clients understand their liabilities surrounding on-site waste. Landowners...

South African start-up provides app that brings together independent truck owners and customers needing...

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is bringing together independent truck owners and the customers who need waste removed – all via an easy-to-use mobile app, says the firm behind it

NIR test programme reveals factors influencing sorting flexible packaging materials

A major international collaboration to provide independent, scientific data linked to design, sortability and mechanical recyclability of flexible packaging has published its first report...

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...

Carbon impact of Scotland’s waste reaches record low but ‘more needs to be done’

The carbon emissions associated with Scotland’s waste in 2018 dropped 11% on the previous year to reach the lowest level since official recording...
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...

Clinical waste: Investment needed to secure better value for the NHS

Recent national media coverage highlighting issues surrounding the disposal of NHS clinical waste has painted a very unpleasant picture of a system in chaos....

Time to prepare for the REACH deadline, says chemicals firm

The deadline for the final phase of implementation of the EU's REACH regulation is 1 June 2018, making it a time when many firms...

Co-mingled collections only work when supplying top-quality MRFs, says resource recovery firm

Co-mingled collections are the way forward for councils needing to reduce costs and increase capture of dry recyclables to improve their kerbside recycling rates,...

Straight up for recycling

STRAIGHT plc, the environmental products and services group, has won a new contract from May Gurney for a recycling and waste service for Cheshire...

Plastics target worries CIWM

THE Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has welcomed new packaging recycling targets for 2013-2017 but acknowledges the possible impact of export markets conditions...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New app and campaign to encourage trolley clean-ups

Trolley manufacturer Wanzl has initiated a new campaign - with accompanying app - to help deal with the problem of abandoned shopping trolleys. Around...
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...

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...

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...