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Issue : 11 December 2009

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    Where’s the evidence?Subscription

    Features5 December, 2009

    The UK needs better data when making long-term decisions about the secondary materials economy, says Andy Doran

  • Councils in Ireland share €5.6 million recycling fundSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    The Irish Government will be allocating €5.6 million in funding to assist local authorities in meeting the costs associated with the operation of their bring banks and civic amenity facilities for the period January to June 2009. Making the announcement, Minister for the Environment John Gormley ...

  • Government makes new appointments for WEEE Advisory BodySubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Business Minister Ian Lucas has announced the appointment of 11 new members to the waste electrical and electronic equipment advisory body. It is a non-departmental body established to provide advice to Government on the WEEE Directive and the UK WEEE Regulations. Lucas said: The WAB plays ...

  • WRAP ups recycling by 900,000 tonnes in West MidlandsSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Nearly £1.5 million has been awarded to waste and recycling firms in the West Midlands through a grant scheme run by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.The WRAP Advantage West Midlands programme has chosen 13 businesses eligible for the boost, which will divert more than 900,000 tonnes of industrial waste away from landfill in total.WRAP AWM manager Julia Turner said: Although we have almost allocated our ...

  • Shanks approached by private equity firmSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Waste management firm Shanks has confirmed that a private equity company has approached the group with a cash offer of 135p per share, valuing it at £535 million. However, after discussions with its two main shareholders, the offer thought to be made by the Carlyle Group would have to rise to 150p per share to deliver an appropriate value to shareholders. Shanks, a public company listed on the stock exchange, would ...

  • WRAP launches new recycling performance benchmarks for local authoritiesSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    A combination of social demographic and geographical factors influences local authority kerbside dry recycling performance, according to new research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The report called

  • Waste sector speaks out about CopenhagenSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    The waste industry has expressed mixed views on the implications of Copenhagen for the waste sector. The UN climate summit in Copenhagen aims to strike a deal on major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (7-13 December).

  • Veolia wins £8m waste contract in WycombeSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services has won a waste contract with Wycombe District Council following a competitive tender, which will commence in April 2010. The £8 million contract builds on the success of Veolias partnership with Wycombe District Council and includes a new ...

  • Waste board gives £12m to gasification plantSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    The London Waste and Recycling Board has announced that it will give £12 million of guarantee funding to a gasification plant proposed for a site in Dagenham, east London. The plant, run by London-based technology firm Biossence, will process 100,000 tonnes of the capitals waste and turn it ...

  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment firm's failure left staff with mercury poisoningSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    A director from the Electrical Waste Recycling Group in Huddersfield will be sentenced next year for breaching health and safety charges. According to the Yorkshire Post (24 November) ...

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