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26 May 2017

Duracell and Battery Back partner for ‘Battery Hunt’ campaign

Alkaline battery producer Duracell and the compliance scheme Battery Back have partnered on a pilot scheme to encourage battery recycling in schools. To date, 50 schools have participated in the programme, dubbed ‘The Big Battery Hunt’, collecting around 60,000 household batteries for recycling the organisers have said...

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A fire involving an estimated 200 tonnes of scrap metal at a site operated by waste management company, Light Brothers Ltd, in Lewes, East Sussex, is being tackled by fire crews. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has described ...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on ongoing discussions over the EU's circular economy package. Also, we report on the latest trading updates from Renewi (formerly Shanks) and Viridor...

Provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today (25 May), suggest that the country has achieved a 63% recycling and composting rate in 2016. This compares with the 59% rate recorded for the same period the previous year...

Video Report: Peter Sharpe, managing director of LondonWaste Ltd, has spoken to about the future of the Edmonton EcoPark site in North London, which is due to undergo a major revamp. The Edmonton site has ...

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), has reported that aluminium drink can recycling in the UK reached a ‘milestone’ 70% recycling rate in 2016. According to the organisation data taken from the Environment...

European waste business Renewi plc has targeted operational improvements across its portfolio of UK PFI contracts, after the company reported continued challenges in its municipal division in financial results published today (25 May).

North Devon council has announced changes to its waste collection service starting next month (5 June), which will include a trial of a three-weekly service for residual waste. The council is to switch from a fortnightly to a ...

Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has completed a £400,000 investment in two Liebherr 550 loading shovels and a Liebherr TL441-7 telehandler to handle an increase in tonnages at its Cross Green facility. The new ...

A 26-year-old man has been treated in hospital for minor injuries following a fire at G&P Batteries’ Darlaston recycling facility in the West Midlands yesterday afternoon (23 May), emergency services have confirmed. The ...

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Hazardous waste export market ‘set for growth’

Totus Environmental’s commercial director for hazardous waste, Phil Thomas, discusses the export opportunity for UK waste management companies in the market. The disposal of ... read more

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