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CIWM launches mentoring platform

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has created a mentoring platform to support skill development and career progression among its members.

WRAP expands Wales Circular Economy Fund

WRAP has announced that it has widened the scope of the £6.5m Wales Circular Economy Fund, meaning it can now support preparation for sustainable reuse, refurbishment, and re-manufacturing activities in Wales.

Defra issues guide to reopening HWRCs

?Defra has published new guidance on how local authorities can safely reopen household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) during the coronavirus pandemic.

WEEE launches support grants and loans scheme

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Fund has created a support grants and loans package to help the electrical waste recycling sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

ADBA and REA to match organic waste producers with AD operators

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) have launched a survey to connect organic waste producers to anaerobic digestion (AD) plant operators in a time of organic waste surplus.

Veolia publishes guide to reopening HWRCs

Veolia yesterday (20 April) launched a guide to help local authorities and contractors safely reopen household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) during the coronavirus lockdown.

Industry resists pressure to reopen HWRCs

A poll by Suez has revealed that no local authority representatives (0%) consider a trip to a household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) “essential” under current regulations, despite pressure from Defra to reopen HWRCs.

Delayed plastic straw ban met with disappointment

Defra has announced a delay on the ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting an outcry from the Environmental Audit Committee, a Commons select committee.

CIWM launches resource ‘match-making’ platform

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) will this week launch a platform to help local authorities under pressure connect with private-sector contractors with spare resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

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