The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has called on all political parties to include commitments to embed progress on resource productivity and efficiency as part of their election manifestos ahead of June’s general election.
Associated Waste Management has been named as the preferred bidder for Bradford Council’s new 12-year waste treatment contract, with a ‘significant portion’ of the waste collected annually going to SSE’s Ferrybridge facility.
Activities regarding waste and resources will be brought “somewhat to a pause” following Tuesday’s announcement of a snap election, Resources Minister Therese Coffey admitted yesterday at a session of the EFRA Committee.
Protests regarding the alleged ‘exploitation’ of construction staff at two major UK energy-from waste developments overseen by Danish companies took place yesterday, as unions petitioned the Danish government to investigate.
MEPs have called on the EU to step up its actions on fighting food waste, unanimously agreeing proposals around making redistribution of surplus food easier and imposing labelling improvements on products.
The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched a new strategy with the aim of improving plastic recycling in the UK, retaining valuable material and creating UK-based jobs through industry-led initiatives and regulation.