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Renewi opens trading at the London Stock Exchange

Renewi plc (LSE: RWI), created in February 2017 by the merger of Shanks Group and Van Gansewinkel Groep, opened the markets of the London Stock exchange this week to celebrate the merger of the two companies.


SOCOTEC acquires ESG

SOCOTEC, the French-based equipment verification specialist, has bought ESG, a UK provider of testing, inspection and certification services in the construction and infrastructure sectors.












LWARB unveils 2017-2020 business plan

The London Waste and Recycling Board has approved a new business plan at its first board meeting under the new chair, Dr Liz Goodwin. The new business plan covers the period 2017 – 2020 and sets out how LWARB will contribute to the mayor of London’s challenge to reinvigorate London’s recycling ...




Leeds launches largest single local authority MetalMatters campaign

The largest single local authority MetalMatters campaign has been launched across Leeds City Council. The Industry-funded communications campaign, which is running in partnership with Marks & Spencer, is expected to directly communicate with over 348,500 households and help increase capture rates ...


BPFRG welcomes tightening of controls on Chinese imports

China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) has recently announced it will be holding a year-long action ‘Border-gate sword 2017’ (also known as National Sword 2017) to look at — among other things — foreign waste, including plastics. This campaign, according to the British Plastics Federation ...



Renewi opens Recydel site in Belgium

Coolrec, a Renewi subsidiary, has reopened its Recydel WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) site in Liege, Belgium where it is reported to reprocess over 25,000 tonnes of metals and 13,000 tonnes of plastics per year.




Disappointing budget delivers contradictory messages for waste

Further to the spring budget unveiled by the chancellor, British Plastics Federation's director general Philip Law said: "In the waste area, there are some contradictory messages. On one hand, we ...: "In the waste area, there are some contradictory messages. On one hand, we see a substantial ...


Government unveils 2020 recycling target option

On the day Phil Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer, delivered his first budget and following a consultation on new packaging recycling business targets for 2018-20, for overall recovery and recycling and material-specific targets for paper, steel, aluminium and wood, the government has announced ...


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