Absorbent hygiene product (AHP) recycler Knowaste’s appeal against a planning rejection for a new plant in West London has been rejected, leaving the company assessing its options about whether to continue its search for a new development.
The UK needs to have a national debate on future recycling targets to establish a framework for the resource sector post-Brexit, says the Environmental Industries Commission, although other commentators have suggested the matter might not be in the UK’s hands.
Planning applications for ‘environmentally-friendly’ waste management sites have dropped by 20 per cent in the past year as local authorities feel the squeeze from continuing budget cuts, according to commercial law firm EMW.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says residents that alert the council of fly-tippers and those not recycling properly should be rewarded, even suggesting that whistleblowers should receive refunds on their council tax.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including an appointment at Feedback, modernised recycling in Hackney, recycling for Sheffield Wednesday and a big night of catching Brighton fly-tippers.
Bolton Council is hailing the ‘great success’ of its introduction of slim bin, beating savings targets three months early, but fire chiefs have suggested the containers could be playing a part in increasing arson of ‘loose refuse’.