recycling in London

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes to use persuasion to ensure that all 32 boroughs offer weekly collections of dry recyclables and food waste but indicated he could use force. Taking … Read More

DEFRA

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders Defra is to call online trading platforms to a meeting to work out how to secure better compliance with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) rules from them. It followed concerns raised last … Read More

WEEE

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages On 1st June the Environment Agency published Q1 2018 UK data that shows a drop in the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) against Q1 2017. Collections … Read More

ESA recycling

ESA: more funding needed for UK to meet EU targets

ESA: more funding needed for UK to meet EU targets The UK will fail to meet EU-based recycling targets unless the Government takes steps to strengthen end markets for all materials collected, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has warned. It … Read More

Governments should ‘act urgently’ to boost recycling market

Governments should ‘act urgently’ to boost recycling market The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on countries across the world to implement taxes on single-use plastics, invest in waste collection infrastructure and stimulate markets for recycled material. … Read More

waste collections

Separate council collections ‘needed to achieve new EU targets’

Separate council collections ‘needed to achieve new EU targets’ Better infrastructure and a uniform approach to separated household collections are among measures needed if the UK is to meet the latest recycling targets endorsed by the European Parliament. The message … Read More

WEEE

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. … Read More

waste trade

Associations call for ‘frictionless’ waste trade post-Brexit

Associations call for ‘frictionless’ waste trade post-Brexit The organisations representing both the British and Dutch waste management industries have called for continued trade in waste for recycling and recovery post-Brexit. In a joint statement, Jacob Hayler, executive director of the … Read More

Plastic packaging

Plastic packaging ‘may worsen food waste’

Plastic packaging ‘may worsen food waste’ The increased use of plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and may even be inadvertently fuelling it, campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has claimed. Its study, … Read More

council waste

ESA backs outsourcing as half of council waste contracts up for grabs

ESA backs outsourcing as half of council waste contracts up for grabs The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called on councils to tender waste management contracts competitively rather than use in-house options, as research reveals that nearly 50% of contracts … Read More