Government

Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council stop accepting food waste in organics bins due to costs.

Sustainability

A smartphone application that allows council officers to log, photograph and plot flytipping spots has been launched in Wales.

Government

Carmarthenshire warns residents that they could face fines of up to £1,000 if they fail to present their waste correctly.

Business

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group calls for packaging recovery note targets to be split to favour domestic recycling.

COMMENT

In the wake of the Ebola outbreak, Pyropure’s Executive Chairman calls on hospitals to rethink how they manage clinical waste.

ECO Plastics's Jonathan Short explains how to get the public onboard with 'waste as a resource' thinking.

Dr David Greenfield FCIWM CEnv, Chair of the Waste Network Chairs, discusses the Waste Regulations and understanding TEEP.

Mark Tansey of FireVu gives his views on why and how the industry can move forward to reduce the regularity of waste management fires.

MORE NEWS

Derby City Council, local newspaper the Derby Telegraph, and volunteer group Normanton Empowerment Team have launched a petition calling on government to amend current legislation so that it is easier to prosecute people for flytipping.The petition has been launched after the council...
Zero Waste Scotland, the body responsible for delivering the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan, has today (15 August) opened a £100,000 fund to help local communities tackle litter and flytipping.The Litter and Flytipping Community Action Fund, part of the Scottish Government’...
Waste management company Averies Recycling has been served with an enforcement notice to move 3,000 tonnes of smouldering waste from its site at Marshgate in Swindon, so an ongoing fire can be extinguished.Removal works will begin today (15 August), with waste being moved offsite (to an undisclosed...
Artist's impression of Drenl's EfW facility in CorbyA new energy-from-waste (EfW) facility, set to be built in Northamptonshire in October, is reaching financial close.EfW company Distributed Renewable Energy Networks Limited (Drenl) plans to build the £80 million gasification...
Waste management company Veolia is advocating a twin-stream approach for dry recyclables to ensure that recycling is made ‘easy’ for householders when requirements for local authorities to separate paper, metal, plastic and paper come into effect next year.According to the UK’s...
Ealing Council has installed new recycling bins across the borough in a bid to encourage people to recycle away from home and boost local recycling rates.Five new ‘on the go’ recycling bins (including those pictured, right) have been installed as part of the council’s efforts to...
The Managing Director of newspaper recycling company Aylesford Newsprint, Ian Broxup (pictured right), has left the company after 18 years.Broxup joined Aylesford Newsprint in 1996 as Finance Director. Following the acquisition of the company by The Martland Holdings, a private equity company, in...
 Thousands of recycling bags have been left on the kerbside in Guernsey because they contain material that cannot be recycled, it has been revealed.The island of Guernsey introduced its first household kerbside recycling service earlier this year, as part of a two-year interim scheme before a...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

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

Annie Reece reviews Adam Minter's first book, Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

Illustrating the reality of the waste industry to those outside the sector has always been tricky, but things may be about to change...

Magazine

Libby Peake learns how scientists at IBM are using plastic waste to create superbug-fighting nanoparticles.

Magazine

Leonie Butler visited Kemble Farms in Gloucestershire to get to grips with on-farm AD

Magazine

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