A new recycling and energy recovery centre (RERC) has opened today (20 September) in Midlothian, Scotland.
Millerhill RERC, a £142-million facility, has been developed by waste management resource company FCC Environment, under a 25-year partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council.
Scottish businesses have been at the forefront of the circular economy in recent years, and Ogilvy Spirits has been particularly innovative in this regard, turning waste potatoes into vodka, as Imogen Benson reports.
Waste management company Suez recycling and recovery has released a report analysing how the waste and resources industry will change over the next 20-30 years, claiming that developments in the sector will require investment of up to £35 billion.
After being convicted of breaching waste export regulations in June for sending contaminated waste to China, Biffa has announced that it will be appealing the court’s decision and contests the latest charges against it relating to the export of waste to Indonesia and India.