A dispute has broken out between the GMB union and waste management company Veolia over GMB’s reporting of a leaked e-mail, which allegedly reveals that Veolia has been diverting recyclable waste from its household waste recycling centres (HWRC) to its incinerator in Sheffield, an accusation that Veolia says is ‘false and entirely incorrect’.
Coca-Cola is to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles produced in the UK, from 25 percent to 50 percent, it announced at its sustainable packaging strategy announcement in London this week.
Bioplastic manufacturer Novamont has pledged to create a minimum bio-based content of 40 per cent across its MATER-BI bioplastics range in an attempt to further reduce the carbon impact of its products.
Online electrical products retailer AO has completed the acquisition of The Recycling Group (TRG) and established a new recycling branch, AO Recycling, which aims to recycle a fifth of the UK’s waste fridges every year.
A recycling firm based near Stratford-upon-Avon has been ordered to pay out £11,757 in fines and court costs following an incident in which one of its refuse collection vehicles reversed into a 77-year old woman.
Biffa has posted a £10.9 million statutory loss in its latest financial results for 2016/17, the first since its return to the stock market, and announced a new partnership to build two new energy recovery facilities with Covanta.