The Birmingham bin dispute appears to be drawing to a close after Unite announced it was suspending industrial action as the city council came back with a favourable settlement for striking refuse workers.
Oxfordshire County Council has signed a £27-million contract with W&S Recycling that will save its entire network of HWRCs for ‘the medium term’ after years of uncertainty over the future of the sites.
Refuse workers from Birmingham City Council who are part of the Unite union will be striking next Friday and across July and August over job cuts and accusations of financial incompetence on the part of the council.
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.
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.
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.
A new guidance document on best practice in monitoring waste and recycling collections has been released by the WISH Forum ensure health and safety procedures are being followed correctly in the sector