The LGA has called for more manufacturers to provide take-back services for furniture and mattresses after Defra announced that cash-strapped local authorities spent an estimated £57.7 million on clearing up fly-tipping in 2016/17.
The government has responded to EFRA’s ‘Food Waste in England’ report and acknowledges that while more needs to be done to tackle food waste, a mandatory approach is not currently being considered for England.
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.
Over 32,000 tonnes of material that could be recycled is instead put in residual waste bins each year in West Sussex, costing the council an estimated £3 million a year in disposal costs. To highlight the scale of this waste, West Sussex County Council has created a video that visualises it on a personal and then county-wide level.
A new code of practice for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market has been published today to set out a framework that shares good practice across the industry in an attempt to increase the confidence of customers and regulators in RDF processes and products.
Cory Riverside Energy has dismissed reports in the national press that its East London Belvedere incinerator has been put up for sale by the company's owners for more than £1 billion, a decision that some outlets have suggested could start a bidding war among Chinese suitors.
The UK government has targeted zero avoidable waste going to landfill by 2050 and confirmed plans for a Waste and Resources Strategy in its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy yesterday, detailing its plans for a low-carbon future for the UK.
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