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Issue : 12 June 2009

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  • New WRAP report is "by no means the obituary for commingling" says Greenstar UK chief executiveSubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    Waste management firm Greenstar UK has welcomed the Waste & Resources Action Plans findings that local authorities should choose the recycling collection system which best suits them.Greenstar UK chief executive Ian Wakelin stressed that local authorities should not be misled by the reports headline conclusion. He said: It is by no means the obituary for commingling. WRAP clearly ...

  • Dan Norris is new waste and recycling ministerSubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    Dan Norris, MP for North East Somerset, is the new Minister for Rural Affairs and Environment and replaces Jane Kennedys position. Norris has been handed a diverse portfolio as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State which sees him being made responsible for a diverse range of issues including ...

  • MEP Caroline Jackson gives her predictions on EU waste policySubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    Caroline Jackson, MEP for the South-West Region, has given her predictions on where European Union waste policy is headed and said that the waste industry has to take a greater interest in the European Parliament.

  • Driving litterbugs to face £100 fineSubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    People who throw litter from cars face fines of £100 because of new penalties agreed by the London Councils Transport and Environment Committee. The penalties have been agreed following a London-wide consultation with residents and boroughs and what level to set penalty charges for various ...

  • Environmental Waste Controls challenges Lancashire County Council decisionSubscription

    News12 June, 2009

    Waste and recycling management company Environmental Waste Controls has issued a high court claim for damages against Lancashire County Council, which is to go to trial on 15 June.The claim, which comes under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, is in relation to a waste contract for the Lancashire area.EWC are taking action after their tender was rejected by Lancashire County Council and the contract awarded ...

  • ERP UK: WEEE sector concerned about poor public awarenessSubscription

    News11 June, 2009

    More than 70 per cent of those working in the waste electrical and electronic equipment industry said they expect poor public awareness to remain one of their biggest challenges for the year ahead, according to a new survey. WEEE compliance scheme European Recycling Platform conducted the ...

  • Environment Agency calls on Government to raise recycling barSubscription

    News11 June, 2009

    Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith called on Government to lead by example and reduce its environmental footprint by using its purchasing power to drive markets in sustainable products and reduce waste.Speaking at the Futuresource Conference (9 June) at the London Excel Arena, Lord Smith highlighted how the public sector has the power to drive market trends with an annual spend of around £150 billion and 40 per cent of the UK economy.He ...

  • New Packaging Strategy announcedSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched its long awaited Packaging Strategy at the Futuresource Conference.Environment Secretary Hilary Benn was speaking at the event organised by the Charted Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association at the Excel Centre in London (09 June).Addressing the waste industry, ...

  • Veolia critical of WRAP commingled reportSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    Veolia Environmental Services deputy chief executive Paul Levett has criticised the Waste & Resources Action Programme report that source separated or dual stream collection methods are better than commingled.In the report, Choosing the right recycling collection system, WRAP stated that single stream commingled collections are the least effective solution in terms of cost and materials quality. But Mr Levett said to MRW: There is no one-size ...

  • Packaging Strategy receives mixed responseSubscription

    News10 June, 2009

    The announcement of the new Packaging Strategy has received a mixed response from key industry players.The Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin said: Packaging waste is a major issue for shoppers, local authorities and retailers and we need to join forces to tackle it. By working across the whole supply chain, we have greater opportunities to make ...

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