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Councils face pressure to collect food waste Subscription


Food waste businesses and the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry have many reasons to be optimistic now that the Government has confirmed it would take the EU’s circular economy (CE) package into domestic legislation

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A frank discussion on how to work togetherSubscription

By Katie Coyne

As part of this year’s National Recycling Awards, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) hosted a roundtable during the day that looked at ways local authorities and waste companies could work better together


Bottleneck in site safety approvals Subscription


Wood recyclers are again facing difficulties in getting their stacking arrangements approved by the Environ­ment Agency (EA) as they look to store larger amounts of material during the summer months

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A catch-22 for recyclersSubscription

By Andrew Lake

The need for businesses that store com­bustible waste to submit fire prevention plans (FPPs) for their sites is seeing wood recyclers struggle to meet Envi­ronment Agency (EA) requirements

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Tough science ahead in oxo-bio plastics debateSubscription

By Mark Smulian

What has driven Michael Gove’s sudden obsession with plastic?


New rules test incineratorsSubscription


Emissions monitoring requirements for Europe’s waste incinerators are to be strengthened but revisions to proposed new standards have been weakened

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Taxman looks back in angerSubscription


Legitimate landfill operators may be liable for a hefty tax bill

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Benefits and pitfalls of a bottle deposit schemeSubscription


The UK’s recycling market potentially faces its biggest shake-up since councils were given the responsibility to collect recycling from households

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Not enough action on theftSubscription


The textile recycling sector has been hit by a crime wave

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Residual collections: can companies do it better? Subscription

By Mark Smulian

Some unusual adver­tisements have started to appear from waste firms aimed at households, not their usual commercial customers

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Would householders accept rollout of PAYT?Subscription

By MRW Reporter

States of Guernsey announces plans to introduce a pay-as-you-throw system for residual household waste from 2019