Leeds-based waste firm Associated Waste Management (AWM) has been named as the preferred bidder for Bradford Council’s new 12-year waste treatment contract, with a ‘significant portion’ of the 150,000 tonnes of waste collected annually going to energy company SSE’s Ferrybridge facility.
At least 30 people have died and rescue efforts are continuing following a landslide at a landfill site in Sri Lanka, which destroyed nearly 80 homes – the second major landfill disaster in as many months.
Protests regarding the alleged ‘exploitation’ of construction staff at two major UK energy-from waste developments overseen by Danish companies took place yesterday, as unions petitioned the Danish government to investigate.
Defra says that it is ‘committed’ to publishing its long-term environmental plan after a leaked draft of the long-awaited document was criticised by environmental groups amid rumours it may never see the light of day.
Litterers could be fined up to £150 and councils stopped from charging householders for disposing DIY household waste at recycling centres as part of the government’s new and long-anticipated litter strategy for England.
The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched a new strategy with the aim of improving plastic recycling in the UK, retaining valuable material and creating UK-based jobs through industry-led initiatives and regulation.
Independent think thank Green Alliance has published a collection of short essays from business and policy professionals saying the government must go ‘much further’ to embed resource efficiency in the UK economy.