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Issue : 31 July 2009

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  • Milton Keynes reveals waste PFI longlistSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire County Councils have revealed the 10 companies bidding for the jointly procured waste private finance initiative contract named Project Reuse. The 10 bidders are:

  • Environment Agency goes to battle with waste crimeSubscription

    News31 July, 2009

    New figures show that the Environment Agency prosecuted 454 waste cases last year which resulted in fines totalling £3 million and prison sentences. The EAs crackdown on waste crime from fly-tipping to the illegal export of waste has led to an increase in the severity of penalties handed ...

  • Environment Agency clips Red Bull's wingsSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    Soft drinks firm Red Bull has been fined £261,278 for packaging waste offences. The London based firm pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to charges of failing to register with the Environment Agency as a producer of packaging waste, and charges of failing to meet its requirements to recover ...

  • Biodiesel derived from used cooking oils gets boost from new Quality ProtocolSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    The Environment Agency has published a new Quality Protocol designed to boost customer confidence in biodiesel derived from used cooking oil and rendered animal fats. A Quality Protocol sets out end of waste criteria for the production of a product from a specific waste type. It safeguards ...

  • £500 rewards for residents to report on fly-tippersSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    Residents living in Waltham Forest in north London will get cash for reporting fly-tippers and other criminal activities such as dog-fouling and littering. Neighbours are being offered rewards up to £500 as a thank you if they are willing to provide a statement and give evidence in court after ...

  • No health risks from fortnightly waste collections to householders/operatives, new study findsSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    Fortnightly residual waste collections do not lead to health impacts on either householders or operatives, new research has found. The study entitled Scoping ...

  • UK on track to meet packaging recycling targetsSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    The UK looks largely on track to meet its packaging recycling and recovery targets by the end of 2009, according to industry experts. But achieving the steel target may be difficult. According ...

  • Over 70% of UK residents recycle Argos cataloguesSubscription

    News30 July, 2009

    More than 70 per cent of the UK population are recycling their Argos catalogues, according to a new survey. Argos

  • Judge closes down glass recycling firm that misled shareholders Subscription

    News29 July, 2009

    Four glass recycling companies have been wound-up in the High Court following an investigation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Insolvency Service. The four firms were headed up by the Magna Group and consisted of Magna Engineering, Magna Recycling and Magna Toughened ...

  • Bradford waste PFI teams shortlistedSubscription

    News29 July, 2009

    The shortlist for Bradfords municipal waste management private finance initiative has been revealed, with four consortia left in the running for the £1 billion contract. According to MRWs sister publication Infrastructure Journal, the remaining bidders are understood to be: ...

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