European Metal Recycling’s (EMR) Swindon site has reopened after the third fire at one of its UK sites this year broke out over the weekend.
Seven crews were called to the site on Gipsy Lane just before 1am on Saturday morning (15 April). A spokesperson from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said that around 300 tonnes of scrap metal was involved in the fire.
A possible extension of the landfill tax to punish illegal disposal and new packaging recycling targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood were included in today’s Budget, but climate change policies were a notable omission.
Two North Sea oil platforms are on their way to Great Yarmouth for recycling after a partnership between Veolia and oil industry logistics firm Peterson was awarded two contracts to recycle rigs at its facility in Norfolk.
The resources industry has welcomed the publication of a plan to introduce more consistent recycling across England in an attempt to increase participation and decrease contamination of kerbside recycling services.
Hugh’s War on Waste is set to return to our screens tonight, waging new wars on waste culprits Amazon and coffee giants Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa and revisiting FareShare to see what developments have been made.