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Bin collections to continue

​Bins will continue to be collected in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the UK’s waste and resources sector has confirmed this week.

A detailed statement was coordinated by the Environmental Services Agency and representing the country’s ...

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Plastic bag charge waived for online deliveries

The 5p charge on single-use plastic bags has been waived for online grocery orders, in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and speed up deliveries.

The waiver came into effect on 21 March and is expected to last until 21 ...


New Bristol recycling centre on way

Plans for a new household reuse and recycling centre in Bristol have been approved by the city council, with the facility expected to open in 2022.

The recycling centre, to be situated at Hartcliffe Way in South Bristol, will be the ...


Viridor sponsors beach clean equipment

Viridor has sponsored 15 beach cleaning trommels as part of a project to tackle beach pollution.

The equipment, which can be used to sift through sand and remove microplastics, is being distributed by community interest company Nurdle. ...


Viridor to be sold to Planets UK

Pennon Group is set to sell Viridor to Planets UK Bidco, a newly formed company established by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).

Pennon will bring in £4.2b from the sale, which is expected to complete this summer provided ...


WRAP launches £1.5m textiles fund

WRAP is offering a total of £1.5m in grants to support textile recycling or reuse, in an effort to develop a circular economy for textiles.

The grants are available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size and are worth ...


Aluminium recycling targets within reach

The UK is well on track to hit its aluminium recycling targets in 2020, according to figures released by the Environment Agency (EA).

The report shows that last year, 116,670 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in ...


Veolia now delivering low-carbon heat in Leeds

Veolia has begun providing homes in Leeds with low-carbon heat from its Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) site in the area.

The Leeds RERF, which operates on behalf of Leeds City Council, was opened in November 2016 and ...


Biffa lays out sustainability agenda

Biffa has published its long-term sustainability strategy, which outlines the company’s ‘green’ agenda for the next ten years.

The document, titled Resourceful, Responsible, describes Biffa’s plans to expand its low-carbon collection ...


Electronic waste inquiry relaunched

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has relaunched an investigation into electronic waste and the circular economy, exploring how the UK can deal with its electronic waste more sustainably.

The committee is calling for written ...


Plastic to hydrogen plant at Protos to go ahead

The Cheshire West and Chester Council have granted planning consent for the UK’s first plastic to hydrogen plant at the Protos site near Ellesmere Port.

The planned facility - which received unanimous consent - will be overseen by Peel ...

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