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AWC and wheelie bins help boost recycling, says report

New independent research is reported to show that local authorities can “significantly” boost their household recycling, divert more waste from increasingly expensive landfill, and cut costs by alternate weekly collections of co-mingled dry recyclables and refuse from wheeled bins.

PAWRS 2011 - Showtime in Torbay

In its third year, the Plant & Waste Recycling Show at Paignton, Torbay, on 7, 8, 9 June offers the industry a chance to network and do business.

Waste is early priority for Green Investment Bank

The government has announced further details on the design of the Green Investment Bank and waste has been identified as a ‘possible early priority’ for the development bank. According to the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, the bank would be able to start investing in projects from April 2012.

Wiltshire signs contract for MBT plant

A contract has been signed between Hills Waste Solutions and Wiltshire Council which will enable 60,000 tonnes of household waste to be treated in the county’s first mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant.

Do not meddle with our ROCs, urges EfW industry

Further to the UK government's efforts to boost renewable energy markets, including energy from waste, members of the EfW sector are urging it not to drop renewable obligation certificates (ROCs) in favour of the renewable heat incentive (RHI).

Report calls for review of WEEE producer compliance

Following the publication of a report entitled System Failure: The UK’s harmful trade in electronic waste, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an independent campaigning organisation, has called on the government to conduct a full review of the producer compliance scheme (PCS) system. The ...

Lincolnshire gives ECO Plastics green light

ECO Plastics, the plastic bottle recycler, has announced that it has received planning permission from Lincolnshire County Council for a £15m expansion at its Hemswell sorting facility. The expanded facility, a joint venture between the company and Coca-Cola Enterprises, will supply food-grade ...

Wood project unveils online Next Door Store

The National Community Wood Recycling Project has launched an online shop, the Next Door Wood Store (, that sells timber products created by its members.

FCC to build Spanish 322m Euro waste park

Spain-based Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, FCC, the parent group of the UK’s Waste Recycling Group, has been awarded a waste management project in North Spain worth 322m Euros.

Hampshire youngsters give trucks arty makeover

Three Hampshire schools had colourful 32-tonne trucks park up in their playgrounds as the winning pupils of Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling’s (RBMR) ‘design-a-truck’ competition saw their pictures emblazoned on the eight-wheeled vehicles.

Glasgow college unveils Recycle Zone

Langside College in Glasgow has announced the launch of a new Recycle Zone scheme on its campus, supported by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), which is encouraging students to recycle bottles and cans when out and about.

Scottish parties put forward proposals for zero waste

The Scottish National Party has released its manifesto which includes pledges to move to a zero waste Scotland. SNP targets include a 70% target for recycled waste and a maximum 5% to be sent to landfill by 2025 alongside a total ban on organic waste being sent to landfill by 2017.

Pickles wins FoE talking rubbish award

Secretary of state for communities, Eric Pickles, has been voted the winner of Friends of the Earth’s talking rubbish award over what FoE called his “hyped-up claims that people are terrified of the ‘bin police’.”

PVC industry reports success with Vinyl 2010

The European PVC industry has released the final progress report on Vinyl 2010: the ten year voluntary commitment launched in 2000 to enhance the sustainable production and use of PVC. The report is said to highlight the “huge advances made by the industry over the past decade”.

BPF invites delegates to join mission to China

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is organising a trade mission of UK industrialists to China on the occasion of the Chinaplas 2011 fair in Guangzhou in May. All companies interested in participating are asked to contact Justyna Jaworska at the BPF on 0207 457 5001.

Government expected to scrap bin collection fines

The government is anticipated to abandon fines for residents in England who break the rules covering rubbish collections. According to the BBC, environment secretary Caroline Spelman is predicted to announce next month that the charges will be outlawed in all but the most serious cases of ...

Kent gives green light to waste treatment plant

Planning approval has been granted for a waste treatment and recycling plant at Sellindge near Folkestone. The proposed facility in East Kent will treat up to 20,000 tonnes of organic waste a year using anaerobic digestion technology while a material recycling facility will deal with around 75,000 ...

Plastics sector takes action on marine litter

The European plastics industry has brought together plastics industry organisations from around the world to sign up to a ‘Joint Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter’, announced recently at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in Hawaii.

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