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Waste criminals get record jail time

According to a new report from the Environment Agency, the number of people being sent to prison for serious waste crime offences has nearly trebled over the last 36 months

Emerald Biogas gets WRAP boost

Plans for the North East’s first commercial food waste anaerobic digestion facility took a step forward this week with the news that Emerald Biogas has secured an £850k loan from WRAP.

Market conditions remain challenging, says Shanks

Shanks Group has announced “good results” in the organics, UK municipal and hazardous waste business in its interim management statement, although it did admit “challenging market conditions continue to impact the solid waste business, especially in the Netherlands with volumes and prices ...

UK Plc loves energy from waste

Energy from waste is proving the popular choice for UK corporates, according to a survey by the Aldersgate Group, writes David Burrows.

MetalMatters is rolled out in Aberdeenshire

MetalMatters has launched in Scotland with the support of the Scottish Government and funding from Zero Waste Scotland. MetalMatters is a metal packaging industry-led programme designed to increase the capture rate for metal packaging collected for recycling by households.

Waste sector unveils landfill gas industry code of practice

The waste management industry and its trade association, the Environmental Services Association ESA, have launched a new code of practice to help increase landfill gas capture and maximise renewable electricity production at landfill sites.

Wales reduces single use carrier bags

The distribution of single use carrier bags in Wales has been reduced by up to 96% in some retail sectors since the Welsh Government’s 5p carrier bag charge came into force, according to new figures.

MRF gate fees fall, reports WRAP

MRF (materials recycling facility) gate fees have continued to fall, according to WRAP’s annual gate fees report that was published this week.

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