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New anti-litter campaign launches to help tackle litter in the Thames

“Tidy Litterers” – those that place their litter on walls, down storm drains or carefully leave litter next to full bins are the target of a new campaign #FFSLDN which has been launched to help stem the flow of litter into the River Thames. According to environmental charity, Hubbub, who are ...

UK waste management contracting market decreased in 2016, says report

The UK waste management contracting market, which includes collection, treatment & disposal and materials recovery, was estimated to have decreased slightly in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the ‘Waste Management Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis’ report published by AMA ...

$2m prize launched to find ways of keeping plastic waste out of oceans

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, have launched the $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize which calls for innovators to find new ways of designing packaging to help keep plastics out of the ocean. The Prize is funded by ...

Unilever develops new technology to tackle plastic sachet waste

Unilever has unveiled its new technology aimed at recycling sachet waste. Entitled CreaSolv Process, the technology has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Germany and is reported to have been inspired by an innovation used to recycle TV sets.

AMCS Group acquires Senddr

AMCS, the integrated software and vehicle technology specialist for the waste, recycling and resource management sector, has acquired Dublin-based software developer Senddr.

Ealing hits 50% household waste recycling target a year early

Ealing has reported meeting its goal of recycling 50% of all household waste a year ahead of its 2018 target. According to the borough, latest figures show its recycling rates are continuing to buck the London and national trend which are experiencing falling rates.

Waste crime costs England £604 million a year, says ESA report

Waste crime in England incurs losses to the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer of £604 million a year, according to a new report, 'Rethinking Waste Crime', commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and the Environmental Services Association.

WISH releases new waste fires guidance

The Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has released its newly revised waste fires guidance. The revised guidance will be formally launched at a waste fires seminar hosted by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) at the National Fire ...

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