Wates Group commits to zero waste, zero carbon by 2025

The Wates Group will eliminate waste and carbon from its operations by 2025, it announced this week.

To meet its target, the construction company will switch to an all-electric commercial vehicle fleet, eliminate single-use plastic from ...

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Veolia urges public to dispose safely of batteries

Veolia has called on the public to dispose safely of batteries, following a surge in fires in the back of waste collection vehicles and at waste facilities.

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Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility up and running

The Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility is now fully operational and set to process up to 190,000 tonnes of the county’s waste each year.

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Viridor household waste contract begins at Bargeddie

Viridor’s residual materials recycling facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has begun receiving waste from five Scottish councils as part of a new contract.

The contract will see Viridor receive 190,000 tonnes of ...

Waste crime taskforce launched

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) was launched today (16 January), bringing together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC, and the National Crime Agency to fight waste crime in the UK.

The taskforce is dedicated to ...

Lakeside and O.C.O Technology agree 10-year deal

Lakeside Energy from Waste and O.C.O Technology have signed a 10-year contract to recycle the air pollution control (APC) residues generated by the flue gas capture systems at Lakeside’s energy from waste (EfW) facility in Colnbrook, Slough.

Biffa offered Cornwall collection contract

The cabinet of Cornwall Council agreed last week to offer a new waste collection and street cleansing contract to Biffa.

The contract will run for eight years from 3 October 2020, with the option to extend for a further two. Biffa has ...

National Trust commits to net zero carbon by 2030

The National Trust unveiled a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in a speech by director general Hilary McGrady last week.

To mark the charity’s 125th anniversary, McGrady outlined a series of initiatives in place to meet the ...

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