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Issue : 13 November 2009

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  • A third of recycling companies face money difficultiesSubscription

    News9 November, 2009

    One in three companies in the UKs recycling industry are still in financial difficulty. Results from Plimsoll Publishings Plimsoll Analysis: An assessment of the top 1000 companies in the UK recycling industry show that 320 companies out of the top 1,000 are ending the year in financial difficulty. Author David Pattinson said: Having clung on through the bad times many of these ...

  • Bin strikes continue in Leeds and BrightonSubscription

    News9 November, 2009

    Refuse workers in Brighton and Leeds still continue bin strike action and unions are in talks with council leaders in a row over pay. In Leeds, waste for recycling has not been collected since strike action began in the city at the beginning of September.

  • BIS publishes revised WEEE RegulationsSubscription

    News9 November, 2009

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published updated regulations designed to improve the effectiveness of the UKs system for collection and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Key revisions include: ...

  • Councils report decrease in household waste arisings due to recessionSubscription

    News9 November, 2009

    Local authorities report that household waste arisings are still decreasing a year after the recession. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has recently reported that the average residual household waste per head decreased from 324kg per head in 2007-08 to 295 kg per head ...

  • Environment Agency unveils new strategy for tackling tomorrow's wasteSubscription

    News11 November, 2009

    Helping businesses use resources more wisely and divert waste from landfill is set to be one of the Environment Agencys main areas of focus over the next five years. It has launched its new corporate strategy Creating ...

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    Environmental cost of not raising the qualitySubscription

    Features7 November, 2009

    Raising the standards of waste collecting would be a boost to paper reprocessors, says Simon Weston

  • Holland & Barrett to ban plastic bagsSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Health food retailer Holland & Barrett is introducing a total ban on plastic carrier bags as part of its environmental strategy Plan-It-Green to reduce waste. From 1 January 2010 plastic carrier bags will be replaced by ...

  • Households waste £12bn worth of food and drinkSubscription

    News11 November, 2009

    UK householders throw away £12 billion worth of food and drink that could have been consumed every year, according to new figurers from the Waste & Resources Action Programme. WRAP is encouraging people to use up left over liquids ...

  • Nappy recycler to generate energy from wasteSubscription

    News9 November, 2009

    The UKs first nappy recycling plant will be capable of powering itself after teaming up with energy from waste developer Verus Energy.Knowastes recycling plant, to be built in West Bromwich, is to install an energy island on site. Additionally, due to technical advancements, it will now be capable of reprocessing ...

  • Retailers make new waste targetsSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    UK retailers aim to divert waste from landfill so that less than 25 per cent is landfilled by 2013, according to a report. Produced by the British Retail Consortium, A Better Retailing Climate Progress Report 2009

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