The UK public is becoming increasingly confused and frustrated with the lack of harmonisation between recycling collections and difficult-to-understand labelling, according to a new Viridor study released today.
Unite, the trade union, and Birmingham city council face a protracted legal battle as a High Court ruling on Wednesday labeled the council’s issue of redundancy notices to 113 Grade Three refuse workers as ‘unlawful’, with strike action suspended for the immediate future.
Businesses from the Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 coalition have issued a call to action to simplify and standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste as Champions 12.3 releases a progress report on global efforts to reduce food waste.
ReFood Commercial Director Philip Simpson suggests the recently announced £200-million waste budget boost for local authorities is masking rising landfill disposal costs, for which there are economic alternatives.
Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of ‘producer’ under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive amid accusations of freeriding, say WEEE collection and recycling associations.
Waste management company Viridor has released its Sustainability Report 2017, outlining the progress the company has made in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including its investment in Energy-from-Waste facilities to provide clean and affordable energy.
BBC favourite Reggie Yates sheds light on the issue of illegal electronic waste dumping by spending a week at a toxic waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, as part of his documentary series, ‘The Insider.’
The Health and Safety Executive has released its sector plan for increasing safety in the waste and recycling industry, identifying reducing fatal injuries from moving vehicles and incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and lung disease among employees as priorities.
One of the many predictions prior to the adoption of the MRF Code of Practice in 2015 was that operators would either have to invest heavily in new technology to meet the new reporting requirements or go bust. More than two years down the line it is clear that whilst the fears of mass closure of MRFs have, thankfully, not come to pass, some parts of the sector are indeed gradually becoming more... More