Frictionless trade of waste materials with Europe is essential for a post-Brexit world, says a joint statement from the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), released yesterday (19 April).
The two trade associations have joined together to call on UK and EU authorities to ensure that ‘unnecessary’ trade barriers and tariffs on the trade of waste materials, such as refuse derived fuel (RDF), are avoided.
Recycling and waste management company Ellgia Limited has announced a new partnership with Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy Limited for a spot contract supply of refuse derived fuel to generate energy from waste.
As China’s import restrictions see levels of waste plastic rise in the UK, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers, argues that low-grade materials should be landfilled rather than burnt for energy.
‘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.
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
Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor recommended moving away from further investment in incineration capacity, warning increased capacity could actually sustain the flow of residual waste and lead to lower recycling rates.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including an extended contract for Biffa, new offerings from suppliers Mick George, an update on the Midlothian EfW plant and a new acquisition by Enva Group.
The argument over the future of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity has reopened today, after the ESA published a review of previous reports and reiterated the prediction that six million tonnes of residual waste will have nowhere to go in the UK by 2030.