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29 March 2017

Defra confirms WEEE targets for 2017

Targets for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have been confirmed for 2017 – with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) having set a goal of 622,033 tonnes for the year. The overall target has been revised down slightly from the initial proposals circulated by Defra at ...

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Cory Riverside Energy has announced the completion of a £520 million debt refinancing package for its Riverside Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Belvedere, East London. According to Cory, the refinancing package ‘demonstrates ...

Milton Keynes council has dismissed the potential for a reduction in the frequency of residual waste collections in the borough until at least 2023, following a review of waste services. The Buckinghamshire borough carried out a ...

With news on: UKWSL’s new managing director; Recolight appoints Francesca Cameron; Quercus Corporate Finance announces new partner; Zero Waste Scotland’s first chief operating officer, and; Ubico appoints managing director.

Following a rejected appeal for its nappy recycling facility in Hayes, West London, Knowaste is now set to explore potential site locations to the east of London. The move east comes in the latest stage of the company's trek ...

With news on: Eco Sustainable Solutions’ new GasMix; UKCM’s contract with Cardiff council; Weir Waste’s new pre-sort line; Brewster's in loader investment, and; BreakerLink collaboration. ...

Northern Ireland firm Re-Gen Waste has announced a £10 million contract with glass recycling specialist High 5 Recycling Group. Under the terms of the contract, the Newry-based recycling and waste management company will ...

Updated guidance on the prevention of fires at waste management sites – including ‘firmer science’ on waste stack separation distances – has been published by the Waste Industry Safety & Health (WISH) Forum. The ...

Dundee city council has granted planning permission for the development of an energy recovery facility to be operated by the German-owned waste company MVV Environment Services. The facility which would be located on Forties Road ...

Veolia has secured a take-off contract with Knauf Insulation for the supply of recycled glass cullet from a refining and drying plant to be developed at St Helens, Merseyside. Due for completion by the end of 2017, Veolia's £...

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Can a deposit scheme for bottles and cans work?

Phil Conran, director at environmental consultancy 360 Environmental offers his view on the recent debate about deposit return schemes for materials such as cans and bottles. ... read more

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