Sustainability

Government reveals first eight renewable energy projects to receive Contracts for Difference under the Electricity Market Reform.

Sustainability

Navitas Environmental granted environmental permit for 86,000 tonne biomass facility in Appspond Lane, St Albans.

Business

David Williams, Chief Executive Officer of container manufacturer Taylor, is to step down on 30 June, it has been announced.

Government

Gwynedd Council to consider switching from fortnightly to three-weekly waste collections, in a bid to meet Wales’s recycling targets.

COMMENT

Ray Georgeson revists the theme of repair, and asks why companies don't make repairing goods easier.

Nicky Scott explains how to get the most out of your compostable waste.

Tony Breton explains how evidence from the organics recycling industry could be used to improve the proposed carrier bag levy

LARAC Chair Andrew Bird considers what progress has been made in plastics recycling and shares his views on what challenges still remain.

MORE NEWS

Retail chain Sainsbury’s plc has become the ‘first supermarket’ to offer its customers an in-store Easter egg packaging recycling programme.The ‘specially designed’ Easter recycling facilities (at 50 of the chain’s 1,106 stores) allow customers to recycle all...
Medway-based company Asbestos First has received planning approval to operate an asbestos waste transfer station in Chatham, Kent.Planning permission was granted by the Planning Inspectorate (on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government), on 10 March 2014.In order to...
Bin manufacturing company Straight plc has generated an underlying operating profit of £0.82 million in the 12 months to December 2013.The news comes after the company sustained losses of more than £2 million in the years 2011 and 2012, following the acquisition of the injecting...
Around 85 per cent of respondents to a Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) survey said they recycle more under the new ‘Recycle for Dorset’ service than they did previously.Almost 5,000 people in Christchurch, East Dorset and North Dorset responded to the survey, which was released by DWP to...
Artist’s impression of the GreenSky London facility in ThurrockAirline British Airways (BA) and zero-emission bioenergy company Solena have progressed in their goal to produce sustainable jet fuel as part of their GreenSky London partnership, with the announcement that the ‘world’...
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today (16 April) approved draft rules that will require all EU countries to ‘reduce the use of the most common and most polluting plastic bags’ by 50 per cent by 2017 and 80 per cent by 2019 (based on 2010 levels).The draft amendment to the...
(L-R): Grundon Technical Manager Chris Edwards with Arundelle’s David Green at Grundon’s Ewelme Hazardous Waste Transfer StationGrundon Waste Management Limited (Grundon) has acquired Arundelle Industrial Services Limited (Arundelle) for ‘an undisclosed amount’.The move,...
Artist's impression of FCC Environment's Wrexham MBTA fire has broken out at FCC Environment’s new mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant, which is currently being built at Bryn Lane in Wrexham.Three crews from the Wrexham arm of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and crews...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

Equipment reviews: eddy current separators

Walter R Stahel talks to Charles Newman about what the circular economy really means, and what we need to do to get there

Resource takes a look at the weird and wonderful uses that 'waste' materials are being put towards

A round-up of some of the weird and wonderful news in the waste and recycling industry

Magazine

Maxine Perella speaks to Kresse Wesling about how she’s transforming discarded ‘heroic materials’ for her fashion label.

Magazine

Annie Reece discovers how an innovative partnership in Wales is giving waste management profits back to the people 

Magazine

Steve Read, former Chair of the Resource Recovery Forum (RRF) reflects on Kit Strange's legacy.