Issue 75

EU politicians approve draft rules to reduce the use of plastic bags by at least 80 per cent by 2019.


Medway-based company Asbestos First has received planning approval to operate an asbestos waste transfer station in Kent.


Bin manufacturing company Straight plc generates operating profit in 2013, as talks continue over potential One51 takeover.

Resource Use

Around 85 per cent of respondents to a DWP survey said they recycle more under the new Recycle for Dorset service.


Stéphane Arditi and Piotr Barczak from the EEB outline how Europe could benefit from an 'ambitious' waste policy revision.

Julian Gaylor, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor, argues that there needn’t be confusion around waste contamination.

Former Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman reveals why government should do more to support remanufacturing.

ECO Plastics's Jonathan Short outlines why long-term partnerships are key to managing increasing amounts of resource. 


Poplar-based recycling firm Remarkable Recycling Solutions has had its operations licence revoked, after the Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East of England, Nicholas Denton, found it was running vehicles in a ‘shocking state’ and ‘posed a threat to both drivers and...
Dundee City Council’s Environment Committee is to meet next Monday (21 April) to consider switching to alternate weekly collections (AWC) of residual waste, introducing weekly food waste collections, and implementing new plastic, glass and can recycling collections.According to the council,...
Waste management company William Tracey Group has decorated all of its recycling vehicles with livery from Clean Up Scotland, an anti-litter campaign run by independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.Over 130 of the lorry cabs owned by the Linwood-based company have been decorated with Clean Up...
Waste management company Wheelabrator Technologies Inc (Wheelabrator) has been chosen as Preferred Bidder for the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP).The decision was announced on Friday (11 April) after all five local government authorities in the waste partnership (Gwynedd, the...
Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner who was struck by one of its refuse vehicles in the city centre.On Friday (11 April), Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how Malcolm McCulloch, 71, was walking across Holm Street, Glasgow, when he was struck by the...
Novelis marks the commercial debut of ‘evercan’Aluminium rolling and recycling company Novelis has revealed the ‘world's first’ commercial use of ‘evercan’, the company's aluminum sheet made of ‘a guaranteed minimum 90 percent’ recycled...
England throws away around £400 million worth of reusable, serviceable goods, the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Reuse Commission has found.Set up in October 2013 following on from the LGA’s ‘Wealth from Waste’ report (which identified ‘significant...
Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) has launched a new doorstep recycling campaign to ‘help residents maximise their recycling and reduce their waste’.Set up in partnership with environmental consultancy Resource Futures, advisers are calling door-to-door to help residents understand what...


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

Sam Sandilands and Stephen Lavington from Burges Salmon LLP highlight the latest changes in waste law

Paul Connett sits down with Charles Newman to discuss the anti-incineration movement and zero waste

Charles Newman catches up with documentary director and writer Candida Brady at the Parliamentary screening of TRASHED.


Sam Finney learns how one organisation in the waste sector is helping getting ex-offenders into work


Could there be a better, (more porcine) way of dealing with our food waste problem?


With a ‘zero waste to landfill’ target in place, Owen Dowsett wonders if wasteful Dubai will become history.