The median gate fee paid by local authorities to send materials collected through the kerbside recycling system to materials recovery facilities has increased by 47 per cent since last year, according the Waste and Resources Action Programme.
A new report published by Nextek and Resource Futures sets out frameworks for improving the role of the UK secondary plastics market, warning that many recent initiatives could ultimately detract from efforts to move to a circular economy.
From marine litter and the UK Plastics Pact to China’s waste ban and the future of waste and resources strategy, here are some of our key moments from a busy two days of discussion and debate at CIWM’s Resourcing the Future conference.
Resource management firm Cory Riverside Energy, which owns the UK’s largest energy-from-waste plant on the banks of the River Thames, has been sold after a three-month auction process to a consortium of infrastructure investors.
The Paper Cup Alliance, which represents UK cup manufacturers, has claimed that a levy on disposable coffee cups could cost the economy £819 million and result in 11,000 job losses in the coffee retail sector.