Blackpool Borough Council is the latest local authority to announce that it will be bringing its domestic waste service back in-house, once its current contract with waste management company Veolia ends in April 2019.
In a Cabinet Member Report compiled by Cllr Fred Jackson, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Highways, and John Blackledge, Director of Community and Environmental Services, bringing the service back under the control of Blackpool Borough Council was... More
The UK’s Waste from Households recycling rate has increased to 45.2 per cent in 2016, up from 44.6 per cent in 2015, according to official statistics released today (22 February) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Recruitment has begun for researchers to study the circular economy as part of an EU-funded project led by the University of Hull, which will examine methods of improving resource efficiency and their implications.
Binmen in Trafford have staged a sit-in protest over proposed changes to the council's green waste collection services that would see the number of people responsible for loading waste into collection trucks reduced from two to one.
Unregulated ship recycling in South Asia is killing dozens of workers a year, with European ships flouting safe disposal laws through loopholes. Sid Hayns-Worthington takes a look at the murky world of shipbreaking
Many local authorities have been embroiled in industrial disputes with their workforces over the past year, forced to make cuts in a climate of austerity. Rob Cole looks back on the Birmingham bin dispute and the controversies that brought it national attention.
In the wake of China’s tighter import standards for recycling, the problem of contamination has been thrown into the spotlight. Gareth Morton discusses what the US is doing to tackle the issue – and what the UK can learn.
If we are to create a circular economy, everyone needs to be on board. Resource looks at how Zero Waste Europe is spreading best practice across the continent, and how lessons for a greener future already exist, they just need to be accessed.
‘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.