Christmas recycling tips

Christmas recycling tips: The wrapping paper scrunch test

Christmas recycling tips: The big Christmas wrapping paper debate is almost upon us!  Many of us will be going to extremes to wrap gifts to impress our loved ones, but do we really understand what can and can’t be recycled … Read More

CIWM highlights Brexit implications on RDF exports

Brexit and RDF Exports : The CIWM has commissioned a report that warns of the possible implications of Brexit for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) sector and examines uncertainties around the future of the industry. Brexit and RDF Exports : … Read More

post-consumer recycled materials

Policy interventions to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials in UK

Post-consumer recycled materials: A new report published by Eunomia Research and Consulting (November 20th) outlines policy measures to help deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy. Post-consumer recycled materials – The report entitled ‘Demand Recycled: … Read More

Brexit waste law warning

European Commission issues waste law warning ahead of Brexit

Brexit waste law warning: In the notice to stakeholders, “Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Waste Law”, the EC highlights the impact of Brexit on the waste sector from midnight on 30 March 2019. Brexit waste law warning: The … Read More

recycling

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils One in five councils have been hit by rising costs to their recycling services over the last year because of China’s waste import restrictions, a survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found. … Read More

plastic incineration

Report claims plastics incineration causes harm totalling £25bn

UK incinerators will cause nearly £25bn of environmental harm over the next 30 years by burning plastics, a report from environmental campaigners has claimed. Anti-incinerator group United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) said it looked at the output of the … Read More

waste

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector In a recent report of the PWC website, they look at the constantly changing waste sector in the UK and the factors affecting it. Due to the insightful … Read More

WRAP

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020 The adoption of a circular economy offers considerable economic benefits; Defra calculates that UK businesses could benefit by up to £23 billion per year through low cost or no cost improvements … Read More

environment agency

UK has sufficient incineration capacity, Environment Agency says

UK has sufficient incineration capacity, Environment Agency says The Environment Agency (EA) has said there is sufficient incineration capacity in the UK, despite calls for more infrastructure to be built. The remarks were made following news that clinical waste had … Read More

European Parliament passes plastics strategy

European Parliament passes plastics strategy A “positive” vote by the European Parliament last week on an EU strategy for plastics, has been broadly welcomed by the waste management sector. Pan-European waste body, FEAD, whose members are national waste management associations … Read More