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.
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.
Organic waste and soil degradation are two prominent issues for Accra and the rest of Ghana. Joanna Bingham, CEO of circular economy charity Footprints Africa, explains how one company in the country’s capital is offering an innovative solution to the problem.
Municipal waste data from Eurostat shows that the UK’s recycling rate remains some way short of the EU’s top recycling nations, though it performs better when it comes to diverting waste from landfill.
Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council appear to be seeking an end to their waste treatment contract with Resource Recovery Solutions as the company has failed to deliver on its management of the controversial Sinfin incinerator.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the environmental and human health impacts of electronic waste (e-waste) and the opportunities for the circular economy for electronic goods.
Resource management company Viridor is set to open the UK’s largest multi-polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth, which will be powered by energy generated from an energy-from-waste plant under construction on the same site.
A report from the Committee on Climate Change says the UK can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but will need to invest in low-carbon energy technologies and implement a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.