Wood recycling company R Plevin & Sons Ltd (PLEVINS) has been fined £200,000 after a major fire at its Barnsley wood recycling centre in 2014 led to the pollution of a local river and the temporary closure of a sewage treatment works, with smoke affecting homes 20 miles away in Sheffield.
Are you disposing of your business’ waste compliantly? Andy Garside, Group Technical Waste Manager at environmental risk reduction company Adler and Allan, discusses the impact that non-compliant waste management can have on businesses.
Anthesis and Topolytics are set to each receive £500,000 of funding as part of the government’s GovTech Catalyst fund, which supports the development of innovative solutions for public sector challenges.
The government has laid out its legislative plans for waste and recycling in the coming Parliament in today’s (14 October) Queen’s Speech, including extended producer responsibility (EPR) and a deposit return scheme (DRS).
After being convicted of breaching waste export regulations in June for sending contaminated waste to China, Biffa has announced that it will be appealing the court’s decision and contests the latest charges against it relating to the export of waste to Indonesia and India.
The ringleaders of a Polish human-trafficking ring that forced more than 300 victims to work in a variety of jobs including at recycling sites across the West Midlands have been jailed in what is the biggest ever modern slavery prosecution in the UK.