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BSI publishes waste eco roadmap

Business standards company, BSI, has produced a report whose aim is to help the waste industry take greater responsibility for its environmental performance.


BPI warns of effect of increasing plastic targets

British Polythene Industries (BPI) has warned government that increased plastics recycling targets will increase costs, damage existing recovery infrastructure and encourage fraudulent trading in PRNs??


Waste needs a holistic approach

There was very little news for the waste sector in the Autumn statement by the chancellor with the CIWM criticising the government for not providing the stimulus for a greener economy.



Scottish eco house: Home of the future?

A partnership between Zero Waste Scotland and Tigh Grian, specialists in sustainable housing, will see the design, build and eventually deconstruction of 'an affordable family home which showcases the principles of resource efficiency and aims to change the future of home building in Scotland'.


Study accused of over simplification

A report published by consultants, Eunomia, which concluded that "UK residual treatment capacity is quickly receiving planning consent with capacity being consented faster than applications are made", has been accused of over simplifying the situation by industry analysts.




Abandon charges on carrier bags, urges industry body

Four trade bodies have joined together to present a united front in lobbying Scottish and UK parliaments and politicians with the aim of “putting science over spin when it comes to emotive attacks on carrier bags”.


Biogen and Iona Capital close anaerobic digestion deal

The North Wales Consortium of Denbighshire County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Flintshire County Council have completed an agreement with the food waste anaerobic digestion specialist, Biogen, and investors Iona Capital for a contract to design, build, fund and operate a food waste to ...


BMRA welcomes call to send auto shredder residue for thermal processing

A landmark decision which could stop high energy material being sent to landfill has been welcomed by the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) following the decision by the Environment Agency and Defra that non-recyclable material left over after cars have been recycled can be recovered as ...


WRAP unveils recycling on the go guidance

New guidance to help organisations make it easier for people to recycle while they’re out and about has been launched by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).




Waitrose partners with Adnams AD

Waitrose Ipswich has announced it will be working with Adnams’ anaerobic digestion plant and brewery to process its food waste when the shop opens on November 8. It will be the eighth Waitrose store in East Anglia to partner with the plant.


A new landfill tax for Scotland

Scottish Finance secretary John Swinney has outlined Scottish Government plans for a replacement tax relating to the disposal of waste to landfill.


Deadline looms over funding for Welsh businesses

Time is said to be running out for Welsh businesses to apply for their share of €5m of European funding. The deadline for applications for the current round of WRAP Cymru’s large scale infrastructure and reprocessing fund is December 4.



Waste to increase in 'social value'

The waste and resource management sector could generate an additional £600m in social value by 2020, said SITA UK in a new report this week entitled Creating Social Value, as it announced a new partnership with community interest company, REalliance.



WRAP launches facilities management initiative

WRAP has launched an initiative titled the Innovation Challenge, whose aim is to help facilities management companies make better use of assets and materials by piloting new approaches to management.



Waste calls for more investment

Waste industry experts have welcomed the new environment secretary’s support for anaerobic digestion (AD) but still harbour deep concerns about the government’s support for renewables, writes David Burrows.


Coca-Cola unveils new recycling initiatives

Coca-Cola Enterprises, which produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola products in Western Europe, has launched two new initiatives aimed at improving recycling behavior and infrastructure.


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