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.
Mid-UK Recycling has been made to pay almost £1 million and two directors given suspended prison sentences following the ‘horrific’ 2013 death of an agency employee working for the Ancaster-based company.
The prospect of an independent environmental protection body being established in the UK post-Brexit has inched further forward after Environment Secretary Michael Gove revealed plans to open a consultation at the start of 2018.
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