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Ten top tips for waste free summer from Veolia Environmental Services

To help you keep your waste to a minimum this summer, whether you’re watching the Ashes, enjoying the great British countryside or picnicking at a local park, Veolia Environmental Services (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) have some top tips for everyone to follow.




Countdown continues to Scottish waste regulations

With less than six months to go until the introduction of new waste regulations for businesses, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has been promoting the upcoming changes through a series of briefings and seminars across Scotland.




UK bodies under perform in paper recycling, says Network

The Environment Agency, Defra and even the Forestry Commission are under performing when it comes to the efficient use, re-use, recycling and recovery of paper while banks and a few supermarkets, on the other hand, have grasped the issue and implemented changes to their policies resulting in ...



Waste2Tricity unveils site for waste to energy plant

Waste2Tricity (W2T) has announced that Bilsthorpe Business Park, Nottinghamshire, will be home to the Bilsthorpe Energy Centre (BEC). The Centre will include a materials recycling facility and a gasification facility.




Scotland tackles £78m litter blight

New research from Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that more than half the population in Scotland admits to dropping litter. This is reported to be costing £53m to tackle.


ADEPT urges Defra to reconsider infrastructure waste credits

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has written to Owen Paterson MP, secretary of state for the environment, and Lord Deighton, commercial secretary HM Treasury regarding “significant” concerns around the decision to withdraw waste infrastructure ...


Ashford poised for new recycling service

Thousands of new wheeled bins and kitchen caddies, plus a fleet of 12 new collection vehicles, are in place for next week’s start of a recycling and refuse service designed to help Ashford Borough Council move off the bottom of England’s local authority recycling league table.


SEPA promises a 'sensible approach' with Waste (Scotland) Regulations

Regulators in Scotland have said they don’t expect firms to be fully compliant when the Waste (Scotland) Regulations kick in on January 1. They are taking a “pragmatic” approach to the new laws, which will see businesses, and eventually householders, having to separate a number of materials for ...




Metal Packaging Europe calls for better reporting

Metal Packaging Europe, a body which represents producers and suppliers of rigid metal packaging, has released results of an external audit on the quality of the statistics used to report annual recycling rates for rigid steel and aluminium packaging.


Waste crime back on agenda

A letter signed by four waste management industry bodies has been sent to Lord de Mauley parliamentary under secretary of state, to flag up the importance of tackling waste crime and urged the government not to cut public funding aimed at tackling waste crime in this week’s spending review.






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