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24 July 2017

Wychavon set for contract award U-turn

FCC Environment has been recommended as the preferred supplier for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had initially looked set to be awarded to Serco. In what is thought to be a relatively unusual case, documents published ahead of a meeting of the Worcestershire district council this ...

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David Palmer Jones, chief executive of Suez, has called for the government to ‘holistically’ tackle the problem of plastic pollution in the natural environment. Responding to Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s plan to ban ...

Senior ISWA member and UK recycling expert Jeff Cooper reports on the development of a new resource and energy centre in Hamburg, Germany. For its spring 2017 meeting the International Solid Waste Association’s Working Group on ...

Waste management firm Viridor has begun a government-backed trial to use resources including carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) harvested from landfill, to plough back into the land as a fertiliser. The project, with ...

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a renewed strategy on waste and resources that will “look ahead to opportunities outside the EU”. Speaking at WWF UK on Friday (21 July) on ‘Delivering a Green ...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on China's notification to the World Trade Organisation of restrictions on some recycling exports to the country. Also, in Birmingham industrial action ...

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has opened a consultation into its proposals for designating responsibility for the enforcement of ship recycling regulations. The Government’s draft regulations are to support the EU Ship ...

Today (21 July) DEFRA has reported that the 7 main retailers issued 83% fewer bags in 2016 to 2017 compared to the calendar year 2014. This works out as over six billion fewer bags than was recorded in 2014 by the Waste & ...

Three organisations in Northern Ireland have joined together in a bid to reduce fire risk at waste facilities. The three hope that a programme being developed by them will also help to minimise the risk to firefighters when ...

Better management of the world’s resources will be the theme underpinning this year’s RWM show, the organisers have announced. The event, held in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), ...

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Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association, discusses the latest recycling quality crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Last year, when I visited China, it ... read more

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