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Latest issue: 17 July 2014

In this issue

  • Inconsistent recycling costs UK £1.7bn

  • Supermarkets use 8.3bn single use carrier bags in 2013

  • DVLA should do more to improve vehicle recycling

  • Is Scotland truly on its way to zero waste?

  • Has energy from waste a role to play in the circular economy?

Latest issue: 17 July 2014 Front


Editor's comment

KISS: Keep it simple, stupid. A lesson to all in recycling?

KISS: Keep it simple, stupid. A lesson to all in recycling?

Who would imagine that the single use carrier bag could arouse such passions, eh? No sooner does WRAP release data on single use…

Sainsbury's Cannock store comes off national grid

Sainsbury's Cannock store comes off national grid

Biffa and Sainsbury’s have opened a facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste. Using Biffa’s anaerobic digestion facilities and a unique power link up, Sainsbury’s Cannock store will effectively come off the National Grid to be powered using electricity generated using food waste from Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

Latest News

Epping Forest awards £50m recycling, refuse and street cleansing contract to Biffa

Epping Forest awards £50m recycling, refuse and street cleansing contract to Biffa

Biffa has been awarded a £50m 10-year recycling, refuse and street cleansing con…

23rd Jul 2014
Biogen hits half million tonne milestone

Biogen hits half million tonne milestone

Food waste recycling specialist Biogen has reported recycling half a million ton…

22nd Jul 2014
DS Smith increases ownership of Italmaceri to 100%

DS Smith increases ownership of Italmaceri to 100%

Fibre recycler DS Smith has announced the acquisition of the remaining 50% of It…

22nd Jul 2014
John Lewis and BaxterStorey launch cup recycling scheme

John Lewis and BaxterStorey launch cup recycling scheme

A new recycling scheme to divert some of the UK’s 2.5 billion disposable cups fr…

21st Jul 2014
Sainsbury's Cannock store comes off national grid

Sainsbury's Cannock store comes off national grid

Biffa and Sainsbury’s have opened a facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock…

21st Jul 2014
KIC InnoEnergy unveils new round of call for proposals for clean tech innovations

KIC InnoEnergy unveils new round of call for proposals for clean tech innovations

KIC InnoEnergy, a European company aimed at innovation, business creation and ed…

21st Jul 2014
Carbon8 signs deal with Riverside Resource Recovery

Carbon8 signs deal with Riverside Resource Recovery

Carbon8 Aggregates has signed an eight-year contract with Riverside Resource Rec…

19th Jul 2014
Industry group writes to government ministers highlighting need for investment in UK waste treatment infrastructure

Industry group writes to government ministers highlighting need for investment in UK waste treatment infrastructure

An industry group has written to a number of government ministers underlying the…

19th Jul 2014
Businesses compromised by box-ticking approach to sustainability, says BIFM

Businesses compromised by box-ticking approach to sustainability, says BIFM

UK businesses are missing out on a range of benefits by operating on the ‘border…

18th Jul 2014
SRCL opens alternative treatment plant at Knowsley

SRCL opens alternative treatment plant at Knowsley

Healthcare specialist SRCL has opened its eighth clinical waste alternative trea…

18th Jul 2014

Latest Features

Is Scotland on its way to zero waste?

Is Scotland on its way to zero waste?

The news Waste (Scotland) Regulations are six months old this month. Freelance w…

17th Jul 2014
Has energy from waste a role to play in the circular economy?

Has energy from waste a role to play in the circular economy?

Where does energy from waste fit in when it comes to the circular economy? Will …

17th Jul 2014
Addressing the pong and odour challenge

Addressing the pong and odour challenge

It is not often that you come across a company that includes elements as diverse…

10th Jul 2014
Hot off the Spanish market: A buena vista of new vehicles

Hot off the Spanish market: A buena vista of new vehicles

Geesinknorba Spain has launched a range of waste collection, street cleansing an…

10th Jul 2014
How will TEEP impact local authorities' operations?

How will TEEP impact local authorities' operations?

Waste management consultants, Steve Rymill and Dr Adam Read of Ricardo-AEA consi…

7th Jul 2014
When systems need to be versatile and robust

When systems need to be versatile and robust

With Sita’s boss predicting the UK is on course for an annual fine of more than …

7th Jul 2014
The software specialist with the grand vision

The software specialist with the grand vision

AMCS provides private and public sector clients with the tools to gather evidenc…

27th Jun 2014
Driving change beyond 2015: The way forward for waste

Driving change beyond 2015: The way forward for waste

Waste and resource management beyond 2015 and the importance of reuse and qualit…

26th Jun 2014
EU boost for wet waste treatment solution

EU boost for wet waste treatment solution

Thanks to a European Commission-funded project, new research has begun into a ne…

20th Jun 2014
The Italian mode: How Italy leads the way in Europe in separate waste collection systems

The Italian mode: How Italy leads the way in Europe in separate waste collection systems

In Italy, food waste recycling is fashionable. David Burrows reports from Milan …

19th Jun 2014

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