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Charity clothes gang gets busted

The City of London Police has carried out a major strike against an organised crime gang suspected of stealing second-hand clothes worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to UK charities.

Parliament debates 'malicious criminal plague' of metal theft

In a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 September, Graham Jones MP called on the government to take the issue of metal theft more seriously. He asked energy minister, Charles Hendry MP to raise the issue through the energy emergency executive, the committee that deals the impact of natural ...

GMWDA makes changes to recycling services

As part of its ongoing budget cuts, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has announced it is making changes to its recycling services. This includes closing four of its household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) on Wednesday, September 21.

New figures reveal fly-tipping costs

Seventy five incidences of fly-tipping per hour take place took place in England and Wales during 2010-11 according to new research by the Countryside Alliance.

£8 billion needed for waste infrastructure projects, says report

Waste is a market that has often been overlooked by the investment community, said the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) who urged dialogue between the two sectors to improve understanding and confidence after the publication this week of a parliamentary report that called for the ...

Leicester recycling scheme resurrects comingling issue

A six-month trial that increased recycling by almost 11% in Leicester City and which is being rolled out in October is predicted to lead to an increasingly polarised debate over comingling and kerbside sorting as two fixed, opposing systems.

Foil recycling spreads across Nottinghamshire

A new partnership initiative between the metals industry’s Aerofoil programme and materials recycler Recresco has brought foil recycling to three councils in Nottinghamshire, giving residents access to foil recycling for the first time.

Beleaguered council praised for "exemplary approach"

Rossendale Borough Council in Lancashire has been commended for its “meticulous and proactive” consultative approach to changes it has introduced to domestic waste collections from rural and farm properties.

Five new companies sign up to Courtauld Commitment

Ocado, Carlsberg UK, Nestlé Waters UK, PLB Group and Typhoo are the latest UK companies who have pledged to take resource efficiency measures by signing up to the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment, taking the total number of UK brands, suppliers and retailers to 53 signatories.

Waste standardisation project gets cautious welcome

A new project headed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to find out the role of standards in demonstrating compliance with the current permitting regime has been given a cautious reception by waste management specialists and trade bodies.

Biffa lends a land with riot clean-up

Biffa has been talking about how it has been is helping with the clean-up following this week’s riots and looting and how its waste collection services are being affected in some areas.

CIWM praises clean-up efforts after riots

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has praised the groundswell of response from members of the public wanting to help with clean-up efforts in London and elsewhere after the recent riots and to the local authority crews and contractors who responded immediately .

Fly-tipping in Wales continues to fall

Flycapture figures published this week showed that the number of recorded fly-tipping incidents in Wales has continued to fall. Since 2006/7, occurrences have reduced by 24%, from 54,841 cases to 41,750 in 2010/11.

Deadline looms for competence scheme

Waste management facility operators are being warned of the approaching deadline for continuing competence under the CIWM/WAMITAB operator competence scheme for England and Wales.

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