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Clearabee acquires SKIPBAG

On-demand waste clearance business Clearabee has boosted its portfolio by acquiring skip bag and hire services provider SKIPBAG this week.

SKIPBAG, based in Ripley, Derbyshire, sells skip bags to thousands of UK customers each year and ...

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Biffa announces Mitchells & Butlers contract

Biffa has announced a new three-year waste management contract with Mitchells & Butlers, one of the UK’s largest operators of restaurants, pubs, and bars.

The contract, which was signed in October 2019, will see Biffa support the ...


Viridor and P&G agree five-year contract

Viridor and consumer goods company Proctor & Gamble (P&G) have signed a five-year contract for the supply of recycled plastic.

From 2020, P&G plans to achieve 50% recycled content in the liquid bottles of its Ariel laundry product range. ...


Eustice supplants Villiers as Environment Secretary

Conservative MP George Eustice has replaced Theresa Villiers as Environment Secretary in the latest parliamentary reshuffle.

Eustice was formerly the minister of state for agriculture, fisheries, and food at Defra and has worked for the ...


Newhurst Energy from Waste Facility reaches financial close

The Newhurst Energy from Waste (EfW) Facility reached financial close this week, contributing to the UK’s drive away from landfill.

The facility is 50% owned by Biffa and 50% owned by sustainable waste and energy company Covanta Holding ...


Single-use plastic litter rife in UK

Single-use litter is widespread across the UK and made up of 83% plastic, a new report reveals.

The report, from the first year of a five-year study by not-for-profit Plastic Patrol, presents an analysis of litter data recorded by ...


£40m awarded to heat network schemes

The first seven heat network schemes to receive government gap funding were announced this week by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management.

Five local authority and ...


Climate Assembly to meet for second time

Climate Assembly UK is set to meet for the second time in Birmingham this weekend (7-9 February).

The 110 assembly members, who have been selected to be representative of the public, will learn about energy supply and how we use energy. ...



EY commits to carbon neutrality by end of 2020

EY has pledged to be carbon neutral globally by the end of 2020, the first Big Four organisation to do so.

The finance giant will meet its target by both reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions. Planned measures include reducing ...


First low plastic zone launched in London

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has partnered with the seven north London boroughs to launch the first ever Low Plastic Zone in the Cowcross Street area of Islington.

Over three quarters of businesses (79%) in the area have ...

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