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Latest issue: 30 October 2014

In this issue

  • LAs are missing a trick, warns WRAP

  • Welsh government launches Resource Efficient Wales

  • Edinburgh plans to clear city of trade waste bins

  • Is charging for carrier bags the way forward for Scotland?

  • Road sweepers: Check out our round-up of options

Latest issue: 30 October 2014 Front


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Looking for a hero to lead the UK into the future

Looking for a hero to lead the UK into the future

Now that another RWM is over, with the less than satisfactory performances by attending politicians, I see there is no comfort t…

JTA unveils WEEE compliance fee mechanism

JTA unveils WEEE compliance fee mechanism

The Joint Trade Associations (JTA) has revealed further details of the mechanism it has proposed to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to calculate the WEEE compliance fee.

Latest News

Edinburgh plans to clear city of trade waste bins

Edinburgh plans to clear city of trade waste bins

A scheme to minimise trade waste on Edinburgh’s streets is to be rolled out acro…

31st Oct 2014
Environment Agency stops North East illegal WEEE exports operation

Environment Agency stops North East illegal WEEE exports operation

Discarded television sets and other waste electrical equipment destined to be il…

31st Oct 2014
Welsh government unveils Resource Efficient Wales

Welsh government unveils Resource Efficient Wales

Minister for natural resources Carl Sargeant has launched Resource Efficient Wal…

30th Oct 2014
Local authorities are missing a trick, says WRAP

Local authorities are missing a trick, says WRAP

A report commissioned by WRAP entitled Approaches to the marketing of dry recycl…

30th Oct 2014
Scotland unveils plans for Scottish Institute of Remanufacture and Scottish materials brokerage service

Scotland unveils plans for Scottish Institute of Remanufacture and Scottish materials brokerage service

The Scottish government has announced it is to launch the Scottish Institute of …

29th Oct 2014
JTA unveils WEEE compliance fee mechanism

JTA unveils WEEE compliance fee mechanism

The Joint Trade Associations (JTA) has revealed further details of the mechanism…

29th Oct 2014
Defra puts UK recycling rates at risk by stepping back, warn MPs

Defra puts UK recycling rates at risk by stepping back, warn MPs

Defra’s decision to “step back” from waste policy has put the UK at risk of fail…

24th Oct 2014
Defra urged not to revoke PFI credits

Defra urged not to revoke PFI credits

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has appealed to Defra not to withdr…

24th Oct 2014
How effective is Scotland's single use carrier bag charge?

How effective is Scotland's single use carrier bag charge?

Scotland's 5p bag charge is unlikely to be as effective as the ones introduced i…

24th Oct 2014
Previous estimates of stolen used clothing were over-stated, says report

Previous estimates of stolen used clothing were over-stated, says report

A new piece of industry research published today shows that previous estimates o…

22nd Oct 2014

Latest Features

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
Keeping the workforce safe in a risky working environment

Keeping the workforce safe in a risky working environment

Paul Shaw examines the occupational hazards experienced by front line workers in…

13th Oct 2014
A time for bold actions and political vision

A time for bold actions and political vision

Waste reduction and recycling schemes play crucial roles in reducing the impact …

13th Oct 2014
OSIL launches cold war on bad odours

OSIL launches cold war on bad odours

Odour and air pollution control specialist OSIL’s strong links with academia is …

26th Sep 2014
Is this 'simply' the best way forward for disposal cups?

Is this 'simply' the best way forward for disposal cups?

Disposable paper cups have long been a difficult waste stream to capture. Is the…

26th Sep 2014
Moving waste abroad? How to keep it legal

Moving waste abroad? How to keep it legal

Thanks to rising landfill tax rates, excess treatment capacity in some European …

16th Sep 2014
The Confused.com of waste management?

The Confused.com of waste management?

It’s not often that the terms ‘hotpants’ and ‘waste management’ appear in the sa…

15th Sep 2014
Kazakhstan looks to the West for guidance

Kazakhstan looks to the West for guidance

After years of Soviet domination with an industrial legacy that included highly …

15th Sep 2014

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