They are essential to fast-moving 21st-century life, but battery recycling in the UK has, for many years, dawdled in the slow lane, hampered by a lack of domestic reprocessing facilities and the high cost of recycling. However, whilst things have undoubtedly improved since the adoption of the Batteries Directive in 2009, there is a growing concern about one variety in particular: lithium ion. These can be found in the mobile phones and laptops nearly all of us own; if you’re an early adopter... More
Nigel Harvey, CEO of lighting recycling compliance scheme Recolight, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of EucoLight, the European association of lamp and lighting collection and recycling organisations.
One of the final hurdles in ratifying new European circular economy legislation has been cleared as the European Parliament votes through the Circular Economy Package, fixing a 65 per cent recycling target for 2035.
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
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.
Agreement on legislation designed to make Europe more resource efficient has been welcomed by industry groups, but with the caveat that reduced ambition in EU plans risks slowing down the transition to a circular economy.
China is eyeing further restrictions on waste imports in the coming years beyond those set to come into force from the start of 2018, according to a new paper released by an advisory body including China’s Vice Premier and Environmental Protection Minister.
REPIC has funded a joint research project with researchers at the University of Lancaster to analyse data on WEEE flows to improve collection rates and forecasting in order to shape electronic waste recycling policy in the UK.