‘Urgent change’ is needed to stop recyclable and biodegradable material from being incinerated in London, as energy-from-waste hinders the capital’s move to a more circular economy, according to the London Assembly’s Environment Committee.
A nationwide investigation by the Environment Agency, the Metropolitan Police and the Government Agency Intelligence Agency has led to the arrests of two men for illegal waste dumping, fraud and money-laundering.
Food waste management company Biogen has completed the acquisition of Tamar Energy, one of the largest anaerobic digestion facility owners and operators in the UK, further expanding its network of food waste recycling facilities.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including WasteAid UK’s annual fundraising walk, an award for Biffa’s RCV road safety campaign and a £115,000 fund for community waste prevention schemes in Merseyside and Halton.
Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018
Teignbridge District Council in Devon has awarded a contract to recycling machinery specialists Middleton Engineering in response to increased recycling volumes at its Newton Abbot waste transfer and bulking station.
A new plastic recycling facility has been given the go-ahead in Warwickshire after Beauparc Utilities chose the UK site instead of Dublin, reportedly due to permit delays in Ireland and the urgent need for capacity.
Resources Minister Therese Coffey says that she ‘challenges the view’ that the Chinese ban on waste imports presents a crisis for the UK, but suggested that dramatic rules on packaging could be on the way.
The Factor10 initiative from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, aiming to implement the circular economy across the world, has been launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, with signatories from over 30 international companies.
Environmental consultancy firm Eunomia Research & Consulting has hired senior consultant Duncan Oswald from Ecodyn Ltd for its resource efficiency team in Scotland, as 2018 looks set to be another busy year for the company.
With the release of the Global Circularity Report claiming only nine per cent of the world’s resources are cycled back into the economy after use, the circular economy is front and centre at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.