RDF exports

RDF exports at around 3m tonnes in 2016

RDF exports at around 3m tonnes in 2016 Environment Agency figures show that exports of waste derived fuels from England in 2016 have exceeded 3 million tonnes. Provisional figures released by the Agency for the period of January to November … Read More


Waste Sector GHG Emissions Significantly Underestimated

According to a report published by Zero Waste Europe, the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and, the reduction of greenhouse gases. The report, namely ‘the potential contribution of waste … Read More

waste to energy

Stepping up Investments for Anaerobic Digestion

1.6 million Tonnes of food are now being recycled through AD compared to 0.3-0.4 million tonnes in 2010, but waste policy in England is holding up investment compared to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The industry awaits news in the … Read More

london recycling

Resources & Waste UK ‘manifesto’ highlights proactive EU engagement as a key policy priority for 2015

With the UK’s relationship with the EU at the top of the news agenda, Resources & Waste UK (R&WUK) emphasises the need for the UK to be proactively engaged in environmental and Circular Economy policy making at a European level, … Read More


First contract in £14m waste management framework announced by Re:allies

Re:allies has announced the first contract between Stockport Homes and GPT Waste Management Ltd to its £14m Waste Management Framework which supports Registered Providers in meeting legislative and management challenges. GPT Waste Management Ltd (GPT) has now begun their contract … Read More

waste efficiency

Largest Gasification Plant in the world nears completion

Dubbed the “largest gasification plant in the world”, construction work is nearly done on Air Products’ second 50 MW plasma gasification waste to energy facility on Teesside, North East England. While a number of major projects are underway globally, waste … Read More


Underplay of sustainability issues in Queen’s speech is “disappointing”

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the British Metals Recycling Association and the Environmental Services Association all called for the new government to put resources and wastes management back on the priority list when they were elected into Parliament. However, … Read More

MP Debate Paints Uncertain Future for Defra

The future of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) looked uncertain after MPs from four political parties outlined their vision for a ‘greener’ government at a debate in London. Secretary of State for the Environment Liz Truss, … Read More

Landfill Tax to Hit £84.40 per Tonne in 2016

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed the amount that will be charged for the standard and lower rate of landfill tax from April 2016, in guidance documents published in March. All landfill site operators in the UK received … Read More

EEB Report Urges EU to Make Better Use of Resources

According to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the EU should make better use of one of the most powerful tools at its disposal if it wants to reduce resource consumption in Europe and bring about a … Read More