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.
WRAP has released a progress report detailing the steps taken by members of the UK Plastics Pact to tackle plastics pollution, including removing black plastic packaging and replacing plastic cutlery and straws.
FCC Communities Foundation – formerly known as WREN – has rebranded to foster a closer working relationship with waste management company FCC Environment as it seeks to fund more community projects with landfill tax revenues.
P&D Materials Recovery (PDMR) Ltd engaged Impact Air Systems to assist with cleaning glass at its purpose-built recycling plant at Chatham Docks to achieve a consistent and cost-effective saleable product, with positive results.
Waste management company Biffa has called on the government to recommend the separate collection of paper and card from households in addition to food waste in its eventual core materials collection model.
Waste management company Biffa has announced a three-year partnership with UK-based charity WasteAid, which will see the company support WasteAid financially and share its expertise with communities in low-income countries to improve the management of waste.