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Regulation changes needed to combat scrap metal theft

Lancashire Police recorded a 50% increase in the number of scrap metal thefts carried out in the county since last year. According to the force, there were 3,014 metal theft crimes in Lancashire between April 2010 and March 2011; a 48.3% increase on the 1,558 incidents in the previous twelve ...

SITA UK launches report into public opinion on community incentives

Further to the proposal within last week’s waste review to develop a system of shared incentives with local communities, SITA UK has launched a study into what residents think of incentives such as utility discounts to facilitate the development of new waste management facilities.

Investment in waste creates more jobs, says ESA

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has published a report quantifying the economic growth potential of the waste management sector and comparing its impact on jobs and carbon emissions with that of wind farms.

WRAP unveils plans to save economy £2bn

Plans to save seven million tonnes of CO2, prevent three million tonnes of waste and save the UK economy almost £2bn have been unveiled by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

Waste industry underwhelmed by waste review

The test for the government's strategy will be whether it can deliver in a number of key areas; creating a planning and investment landscape that will deliver the £10-20bn of new infrastructure needed to divert waste out of landfill and back into productive use, said a joint statement from the ...

Webcams go live at Southwark facility

The first year of construction of Southwark’s new integrated waste management facility (IWMF) at Old Kent Road can now be witnessed in around six minutes, thanks to a pair of webcams that are available to view at

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.

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