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Latest issue: 20 November 2014

In this issue

  • Defra is a department under pressure. Should it be binned?

  • A tiny rise in UK recycling rates is unveiled.

  • Why the scrap metal sector is on its mettle.

  • Driving the UK market for recycled plastics.

  • Complete Wasters: All festivals need for waste collection.

Latest issue: 20 November 2014 Front


Editor's comment

When a return to the past is not a good thing

When a return to the past is not a good thing

A survey published by Keep Britain Tidy earlier this week on the cleanliness of England has revealed a troubling link between li…

FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

FCC Environment has launched an assessment of how the UK’s political landscape might affect the waste and resource agenda over the next five years.

Latest News

Torfaen and Rhonnda Cynon Taff residents urged to make their metals matter

Torfaen and Rhonnda Cynon Taff residents urged to make their metals matter

TV presenter Iolo Williams, former RSPB officer turned TV wildlife presenter, ha…

21st Nov 2014
Re-use and repair hubs can boost Scotland's sustainable economy, says report

Re-use and repair hubs can boost Scotland's sustainable economy, says report

Businesses, third sector groups and local authorities collaborating to form ‘re-…

21st Nov 2014
Terracycle and Febreze unveil recycling initiative

Terracycle and Febreze unveil recycling initiative

Febreze and TerraCycle have announced the launch of the Air and Home Care Brigad…

20th Nov 2014
Should Defra be binned?

Should Defra be binned?

Defra is a department under pressure, but should it be binned? It’s a question R…

20th Nov 2014
RECAP awards recyclable waste contract to AmeyCespa

RECAP awards recyclable waste contract to AmeyCespa

AmeyCespa has been awarded a contract by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Was…

19th Nov 2014
ReFood launches industry-first food waste scholarship

ReFood launches industry-first food waste scholarship

ReFood, the food waste recycler, has announced the industry’s first dedicated sc…

19th Nov 2014
Textile Recycling Association relaunches Charity Shop Grade Specifications

Textile Recycling Association relaunches Charity Shop Grade Specifications

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has relaunched its specification for clo…

19th Nov 2014
Refuse truck on its way to Kenya to boost waste collections in slum

Refuse truck on its way to Kenya to boost waste collections in slum

A refuse vehicle is on its way to one of the largest slums in Africa, Kibera in …

18th Nov 2014
FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

FCC Environment has launched an assessment of how the UK’s political landscape m…

18th Nov 2014
UK among the best for lamp recycling

UK among the best for lamp recycling

Figures provided by European lamp recycling schemes are reported to show that th…

15th Nov 2014

Latest Features

Waste collection in the Gulf of Cádiz

Waste collection in the Gulf of Cádiz

Waste collection specialist in Mediterranean countries, Tim Byrne examines the w…

20th Nov 2014
Complete Wasters: For when the party is over

Complete Wasters: For when the party is over

Have you ever wondered what happens to the rubbish festival-goers leave behind a…

20th Nov 2014
Driving the UK market for recycled plastics

Driving the UK market for recycled plastics

In August, the British Plastic Federation Recycling Group launched a manifesto s…

20th Nov 2014
Collecting underground waste in Nicosia

Collecting underground waste in Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and home to a population of 250,000 residents s…

18th Nov 2014
Scotland: Standing on the cusp of change

Scotland: Standing on the cusp of change

There was an energised feel in the air at Glasgow last month, as industry leader…

14th Nov 2014

ESEL throws the gauntlet down to the baler industry

Express Service Engineering has aligned itself with HelloBaler, a Chinese baler …

13th Nov 2014
Hoovering up road dust, dirt and debris

Hoovering up road dust, dirt and debris

With Autumn in full swing, local authority road sweepers are being kept busy wit…

4th Nov 2014
Is charging for single use carrier bags the way forward for Scotland?

Is charging for single use carrier bags the way forward for Scotland?

Last week Scotland introduced a charge for single use carrier bags. Is it going …

30th Oct 2014
UK used clothing fell by around 40% in the last 12 months, reports Textile Recycling Association

UK used clothing fell by around 40% in the last 12 months, reports Textile Recycling Association

Alan Wheeler, director of the Textile Recycling Association, reports on the stat…

29th Oct 2014
Looking back at the history of waste trucks

Looking back at the history of waste trucks

The development of mobile compaction vehicles for the collection of commercial a…

24th Oct 2014

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