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

energy from waste

Councils call on banks to save Renewi’s Derby EfW

Councils call on banks to save Renewi’s Derby EfW Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council have formally asked the banks behind the delayed Sinfin waste processing and energy-from-waste (EfW) plant to intervene in order to save the project. In … 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

Turning Waste into an Assett

Turning Waste into an Asset with GPT Waste

Turning Waste into an Asset with GPT Waste Businesses need to ensure they are diverting their waste from landfill in order to operate efficiently and sustainably. More countries are restricting imports of foreign plastic waste, as new data shows a … Read More

Landfill

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’ According to a recent article published by Let’s Recycle, local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government … 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

Tax

Prime minister warns of incineration tax if recycling rates missed

Prime minister warns of incineration tax if recycling rates missed According to a recent article published on the MRW website, Theresa May has warned during questions at the House of Commons that a tax on incineration may be introduced if … 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