Refuse workers at Birmingham City Council will strike next Friday (30 June) in protest over 122 redundancies made by the council, despite accusations of financial incompetence and a ‘bullying culture’ leveled at the council, it was announced today (22 June).
The Trade Association Group, the umbrella group comprising the UK’s top waste and resource management organisations, has restated its priorities for the sector in a letter to newly appointed Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
Major retailers Sainsbury’s and M&S have suspended their partnerships with food redistribution organisation The Real Junk Food Project over an investigation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed his desire to make London the world’s leading ‘smart city’, employing the latest developments in digital technology to bring about solutions to the challenges posed by modern urban processes.
The UN Oceans Conference has seen hundreds of commitments made and a ‘call to action’ released as UN member states pledge to work to protect the oceans, while ISWA has set up a Marine Litter Task Force.
When it comes to being resource efficient, turning a waste stream into a resource is about as good as it gets, and always has been. Why, then, is industrial symbiosis an idea that has struggled to gain traction in the UK?
Waste and resources management should be a central theme in the next government’s industrial and environment policies, according to the Trade Association Group, an umbrella organisation comprising the UK’s top waste and resource management companies and organisations.