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News in Brief


News round-up August 2019Subscription

EMR survey reveals need for recycling instructions; Cory featured on Channel 5; Reconomy on-site monitoring link-up with BRE; Clear way for glass to cement position

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International NewsSubscription

29 July, 2019 By MRW staff

MRW’s round-up of resources, recycling and waste stories from around the globe

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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 23 August 2019Subscription

23 August, 2019 By MRW reports

MRW’s regular reporting of movements in the markets for secondary materials

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Extent of slavery gangs blindsided unwary firmsSubscription

By Corin Williams

Prosecution of eight Polish nation­als as part of the UK’s largest investiga­tion into modern day slavery

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Biffa’s contamination row with EA splits opinionSubscription

By Corin Williams, Mark Smulian

The prosecution of Biffa by the Environ­ment Agency (EA) for attempting to export waste paper to China with a “totally unacceptable level of contami­nation” seems to have divided the sector

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Merchant EfW plants to plug the capacity gapSubscription

30 June, 2019

Paco Hevia explains how the business has refocused and what his priorities are

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It’s time to enforce a digital reporting systemSubscription

1 June, 2019 By Greg Pitcher

The need for ministers to enforce the use of an electronic waste tracking sys­tem was agreed on at a round­ table including leading figures from the construction and waste management industries

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Together we can make the resources and waste strategy workSubscription

29 March, 2019

An MRW-led round table held in Westminster brought together key players in the UK resources sector to examine in detail proposals for extended producer responsibility and a deposit return scheme

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Commercial waste costs in the spotlightSubscription

By Peter Maddox

Once the overall cost of waste disposal is highlighted to businesses, they want to do something about it.

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Strategy needs hard cash to back it upSubscription

By Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall on the need for council recycling services to be properly funded 

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Too many new-builds near waste sitesSubscription

By Stephen Freeland

Stephen Freeland on planning new housing developments

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Transparency and clarity on standards are now essentialSubscription

By Ray Georgeson

What is clear after the recent Biffa prosecution is that now, more than ever, the regulatory agencies and the Government need to deliver absolute clarity

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