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23 June 2017

‘Horrific’ deaths prompt HSE machinery warning

Recent incidents resulting in the deaths of two workers within the waste and recycling sector have prompted the Health and Safety Executive to issue a strong reminder about the need to take note of machinery guidance. Describing the fatalities as "Two horrific deaths in the industry", the HSE said this week that there was ...

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FCC hails ‘robust’ Kidderminster EfW solution


The official opening of the EnvirRecover energy-from-waste facility near Kidderminster has taken place with it being hailed as a “robust, long term, cost-effective solution”. The description came from Tomás Núñez, Director ...

20 June 2017

Essex and Urbaser Balfour Beatty set for court case


Essex county council and its waste infrastructure contractor Urbaser Balfour Beatty have failed to reach agreement over contractual issues and now a court hearing is on the cards. The authority confirmed today (20 June) that ...

20 June 2017

Paper sector needs EU supply chain, says CPI chief


A phased implementation of Brexit is needed to prevent trade “from falling off a cliff edge” was the call today from the Confederation of Paper Industries’ director general, Andrew Large. Speaking at the confederation’...

20 June 2017

Rivenhall EfW gains draft environmental permit


The proposed Rivenhall energy from waste plant in Essex has been issued a draft environmental permit after the developer agreed on a higher chimney stack. And, today (20 June) the Environment Agency issued a consultation on a full...

19 June 2017

Recycling Lives heralds £4.1m in social value


The Recycling Lives (UK) charity's annual Social Value report for 2015/16 estimates that during the year its work created £4.1 million in social value. Published today (19 June) the report covers the work of the charity which ...

19 June 2017

EU to discuss RoHS Directive ‘reuse’ amendments


Negotiations over the future of the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive – which will impact the handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) – are due to take place in Brussels this week (21 June...

19 June 2017

Casepak continues with Erewash sorting work


Leicester-based recycling and waste management company, Casepak has been awarded a further contract by Erewash borough council to process 9,000 tonnes of co-mingled, kerbside recyclables per annum.   Casepak has processed ...

19 June 2017

Elmbridge calls joint contract service ‘unacceptable’


Elmbridge borough council in Surrey today (19 June) described the state of its new waste collection contract as “wholly unacceptable”. Contractor Amey started work on the waste and recycling contract on 3 June – Elmbridge is...

16 June 2017

The Week in Waste – 16 June 2017


VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we highlight the political appointments made at Defra following the General Election. Also, we report on how Conwy council has pushed up its recycling rate after ...

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