EfW

Coffey: scrutinise waste directors as sector ‘fed up with cowboys’

Coffey: scrutinise waste directors as sector ‘fed up with cowboys’ The Environment Bill may lead to greater scrutiny of future owners of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants, and take into consideration other non-waste-related ‘bad’ behaviour when considering applications to build facilities.  The … Read More

waste

London facing waste capacity crisis

London facing waste capacity crisis In a recent article published by MRW, Cory Riverside chief executive Nicholas Pollard has warned that London is facing a “waste capacity crisis”, after Greater London Authority (GLA) deputy mayor for environment and energy Shirley … Read More

UK to miss 2035 recycling target ‘by a decade’

UK to miss 2035 recycling target ‘by a decade’ A warning issued by DS Smith cautions that the current recycling infrastructure in the UK will not be able to handle an increase in packaging from online sales, therefore they are … Read More

recycling rates

Stalled recycling rates are blamed on cutbacks to council budgets

Stalled recycling rates are blamed on cutbacks to council budgets Sandy Martin, shadow minister for waste and recycling has told MP’s that recycling rates have been hindered due to council budget cutbacks. In a parliamentary debate on plastics, Martin had … Read More

Sustainability

Spring Statement: Building Sustainability into The Heart of Economic Model

Spring Statement: Building Sustainability into The Heart of Economic Model Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his spring statement has pledged to “build sustainability into the heart of our economic model”, and argued that “there is an economic as well as an … Read More

License

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services Recent claims that Brighton and Hove City Council is working with the Traffic Commissioners office to remedy irregularities on its waste fleet operating licence have been denied. The council said in … Read More

plastic waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste According to a recent article published by MRW, voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy were major themes at Plastics Europe’s annual … Read More

EfW

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy Recent news headlines have highlighted that the UK is likely to face an unbridgeable gap in energy-from-waste (EfW) capacity despite the Government’s objective of sharply increasing recycling set out in its resources and … Read More

2020 Waste Targets

Will the UK meet 2020 Waste Targets?

The UK’s 2020 waste targets will soon be obsolete, recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020 and 22 million tons of waste being sent to landfill and not recycled every … Read More

Recycling boxes to be banned

Box type recycling to be banned on safety grounds

Recycling boxes to be banned – Councils are being called on to stop ‘box type’ recycling/rubbish collections due to health and safety concerns, according to new research. A study by the University of Greenwich and published by the Institution of … Read More