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Welsh finance secretary confirms commitment to communities scheme

Local communities affected by landfill will benefit from a new grant-funded scheme, according to Wales' finance secretary Mark Drakeford. The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill, which introduces a new landfill disposals tax to replace landfill tax in Wales when it is devolved in April 2018, has ...

LWARB unveils route map to help London become a circular city

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has launched its route map that aims to accelerate London’s transition to become a circular city. Board member Bassam Mahfouz has outlined more than 100 practical actions that aim to help the city and stakeholders across the capital make themselves "more ...

Veolia launches disposable coffee cup recycling service

Further to trials supported by partners such as Costa and Starbucks, Veolia is rolling out a national disposable coffee cup recycling scheme. With 84% of takeaway hot drink consumers reported to still be using disposable cups, Veolia said its coffee cup solution "aims to collect takeaway cups as ...

Southwark Council gets tough with fly-tipping food outlets

A meat supplier, an organic food market and three fried chicken shops have found their waste disposal wrongs coming home to roost after being fined hundreds of pounds for fly-tipping. The premises are reported to be just some of the 10 successful fly-tipping prosecutions against food and drink ...

SUEZ appoints new external affairs director

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK has appointed a new external affairs director to succeed Dr Gev Eduljee who will retire later this year. Dr Adam Read will take on the role at SUEZ from September this year succeeding Dr Gev Eduljee.

FCC CEO calls on new Defra minister to work with waste sector

Following Michael Gove's appointment as secretary of state for environment, food and rural Affairs, Paul Taylor, CEO of FCC Environment, said he looked forward to working with the new Defra minister to “ensure all areas of Whitehall understand and value the importance of the UK’s waste and ...

British Antarctic Survey extends Veolia's waste contract

Veolia has extended the waste and recycling services which it has been providing for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) since 2004. To ensure the research activities leave no waste in the Antarctic, the contract includes a range of specialist logistics, treatment and recycling services for ...

Recycled wine waste proves to be a good vintage for abalone

Laboratory trials in South Australia have shown that steamed grape marc product, a by-product of winemaking, not only out-performed commercial aquaculture feeds for the growth of abalone (edible molluscs), it is also said to be about half the price.

Global action to prevent waste ending up in oceans gathers momentum

Non-profit environmental advocacy group,Ocean Conservancy has released data from more than half a million International Coastal Cleanup volunteers who are reported to have removed over 8,000 tonnes of rubbish from beaches, coasts and waterways in 112 countries last September.

CoGen signs feedstock agreement with N+P Group

CoGen’s 26.5MWe RDF advanced waste gasification treatment facility on an industrial site at Hooton Park in Hooton, Cheshire, is reported to have moved a step closer to the start of construction with the signing of the feedstock agreement with Dutch alternative fuel supplier N+P Group.

Renewi secures 20-year off-take contract

Waste-to-product company, Renewi has won a 20-year contract to supply refuse derived fuel (RDF) to the new Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) facility which is currently under construction in the UK.

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