Bin collections to continue

Bin collections to continue

​Bins will continue to be collected in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, the UK’s waste and resources sector has confirmed this week.
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Plastic bag charge waived for online deliveries

Plastic bag charge waived for online deliveries

The 5p charge on single-use plastic bags has been waived for online grocery orders, in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and speed up deliveries.
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New Bristol recycling centre on way

New Bristol recycling centre on way

Plans for a new household reuse and recycling centre in Bristol have been approved by the city council, with the facility expected to open in 2022.
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Viridor sponsors beach clean equipment

Viridor sponsors beach clean equipment

Viridor has sponsored 15 beach cleaning trommels as part of a project to tackle beach pollution.
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Viridor to be sold to Planets UK

Viridor to be sold to Planets UK

Pennon Group is set to sell Viridor to Planets UK Bidco, a newly formed company established by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).
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WRAP launches £1.5m textiles fund

WRAP launches £1.5m textiles fund

WRAP is offering a total of £1.5m in grants to support textile recycling or reuse, in an effort to develop a circular economy for textiles.
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Aluminium recycling targets within reach

Aluminium recycling targets within reach

The UK is well on track to hit its aluminium recycling targets in 2020, according to figures released by the Environment Agency (EA).
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Veolia now delivering low-carbon heat in Leeds

Veolia now delivering low-carbon heat in Leeds

Veolia has begun providing homes in Leeds with low-carbon heat from its Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) site in the area.
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Biffa lays out sustainability agenda

Biffa lays out sustainability agenda

Biffa has published its long-term sustainability strategy, which outlines the company’s ‘green’ agenda for the next ten years.
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Electronic waste inquiry relaunched

Electronic waste inquiry relaunched

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has relaunched an investigation into electronic waste and the circular economy, exploring how the UK can deal with its electronic waste more sustainably.
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Plastic to hydrogen plant at Protos to go ahead

Plastic to hydrogen plant at Protos to go ahead

The Cheshire West and Chester Council have granted planning consent for the UK’s first plastic to hydrogen plant at the Protos site near Ellesmere Port.
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Norwegian buyout at Geminor

Norwegian buyout at Geminor

Geminor’s Norwegian management team has acquired all the company’s shares after buying out its Danish partner.
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Sustainable business competition opens

Sustainable business competition opens

Sustainable business competition the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge was launched on Sunday (1 March).
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WRAP campaign to dispel public confusion about plastics

WRAP campaign to dispel public confusion about plastics

WRAP has today (2 March) launched a campaign designed to educate citizens about plastic packaging.
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Two-thirds of UK adults unsure how to recycle plastics

Two-thirds of UK adults unsure how to recycle plastics

Two-thirds (66%) of UK adults admit to feeling unsure about how to recycle some types of plastic, a new report has revealed.
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Biffa wins Müller UK contract

Biffa wins Müller UK contract

Biffa has agreed a contract with dairy company Müller UK to supply recycled plastic for use in all its milk bottles.
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Viridor launches collaborative recycling initiative

Viridor launches collaborative recycling initiative

Viridor has announced a collaborative project to help the South West and South Wales recycle all the plastic consumed in the area.
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Over-55s most likely to recycle

Over-55s most likely to recycle

Those aged 55 or over are more likely to recycle waste than any other age group in the UK, new research shows.
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Casepak wins 24,000tpa Walsall recycling contract

Casepak wins 24,000tpa Walsall recycling contract

Leicester-based waste management company Casepak has been awarded a tender to process 24,000 tonnes of mixed material from Walsall Council.
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Fly-tipping occurs once every 30 seconds in England

Fly-tipping occurs once every 30 seconds in England

A fly-tipping incident occurs every 30 seconds in England, a new study has found.
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Wheelabrator withdraws Hampshire EfW plans

Wheelabrator withdraws Hampshire EfW plans

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced that it will no longer proceed with its plans for an energy from waste (EfW) facility in Hampshire.
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Zero Waste Scotland launches scheme to ditch single-use items

Zero Waste Scotland launches scheme to ditch single-use items

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a project to help community organisations trial alternatives to single-use products over the next year.
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Clearabee acquires SKIPBAG

Clearabee acquires SKIPBAG

On-demand waste clearance business Clearabee has boosted its portfolio by acquiring skip bag and hire services provider SKIPBAG this week.
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Biffa announces Mitchells & Butlers contract

Biffa announces Mitchells & Butlers contract

Biffa has announced a new three-year waste management contract with Mitchells & Butlers, one of the UK’s largest operators of restaurants, pubs, and bars.
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Viridor and P&G agree five-year contract

Viridor and P&G agree five-year contract

Viridor and consumer goods company Proctor & Gamble (P&G) have signed a five-year contract for the supply of recycled plastic.
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