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UK gets thumbs up from EU

Britain gets singled out in European Commission report for its success in "drastically reducing the amount of municipal waste going to landfill since 2002."

Infrastructure for business waste: Make it happen

Places are available on a series of workshops being run by consultancy, AEA, entitled 'Business waste management infrastructure in London and South East England - overcoming barriers and maximising opportunities'

Pickles' claim questioned by industry pundits

Communities and local government secretary's assertion that the government has received over 180 bids for the £250m fund to reinstate weekly bin collections has been greeted with scepticism

WRAP unveils wood specification

Developed jointly with the Wood Recyclers Association, the Waste & Resources Action Programme has launched PAS 111:2012, a specification which sets quality requirements for wood recyclers

Plastic bag industry slams EU proposal

PAFA, the UK's trade association for the £2bn plastic packaging industry, has slammed an EU proposal to launch a consultation on the merits of legislation against plastic bags.

Merthyr Tydfil gets funding boost

More than £400,000 has been unveiled by Welsh environment minister, John Griffiths, to help drive up recycling rates in Merthy Tydfil.

Precious metals map to plug gap

The government will develop a new map showing where, and how, precious metals come in and out of the UK in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

City of London unveils 'time banding' system

From 1 April 2012, the City of London Corporation is going to launch a ‘time banding system’ for both residential and commercial bagged waste collections across the City. The aim of the scheme is to clear the City’s streets of obstructions and improve hygiene as more tourists visit the City during ...

Councils shun £250m bin fund

Councils in England are not taking up the government’s £250m fund to reinstate weekly collections of residual waste announced at last Autumn’s Conservative party conference by local government secretary, Eric Pickles. According to a survey published by the Press Association, nearly half (26) out of ...

Natural England gives Willows the green light

Natural England has advised Norfolk County Council that the proposed Willows Power & Recycling Centre development will not have a significant effect on ecological sites in the area including Roydon Common and The Wash. The news came after the Cory Wheelabrator Consortium provided further ...

Over 50m cans recycled in 2011

Every Can Counts, the away from home drinks can recycling programme, has marked the third anniversary of its launch by announcing it has helped collect 51 million used beverage cans from workplaces and ‘on the go’ locations across the UK in 2011.

UK comes 11th in EU recycling ranking

The UK moved into 11th place in European Union recycling rankings in 2010 according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union with Germany, Spain, Italy, France and the UK all reported to be generating around the same amount of municipal waste per person.

Commercial food waste solutions: Are they out there?

Commercial foodservice operations are challenged to find food waste solutions throughout the UK. In Scotland, all Scottish commercial foodservice operations that produce waste have a duty placed on them by the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011 to apply to their waste a ...

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