CIWM launches mentoring platform

CIWM launches mentoring platform

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has created a mentoring platform to support skill development and career progression among its members.
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Veolia launches PPE treatment service

Veolia launches PPE treatment service

Veolia has introduced a new service to safely collect, contain, and treat potentially COVID-19-contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Greenredeem proposes closed-loop plastic recycling alternative to DRS

Greenredeem proposes closed-loop plastic recycling alternative to DRS

A new report by Greenredeem has called for Defra to reconsider rolling out a deposit return scheme (DRS) in favour of other plastic bottle recycling models.
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WRAP expands Wales Circular Economy Fund

WRAP expands Wales Circular Economy Fund

WRAP has announced that it has widened the scope of the £6.5m Wales Circular Economy Fund, meaning it can now support preparation for sustainable reuse, refurbishment, and re-manufacturing activities in Wales.
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Viridor and PLASTIC ENERGY collaborate on plastic recycling project

Viridor and PLASTIC ENERGY collaborate on plastic recycling project

Viridor and PLASTIC ENERGY are set to work together on a new project to recycle 30,000 tonnes of previously unrecycled plastic into oils each year, returning them to the economy.
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Material Change launches electrical recycling campaign

Material Change launches electrical recycling campaign

Material Change has introduced the Recycle Your Electricals campaign to prevent waste electricals from being sent to landfill or incinerators in the UK.
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Defra issues guide to reopening HWRCs

Defra issues guide to reopening HWRCs

​Defra has published new guidance on how local authorities can safely reopen household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Veolia launches coronavirus disinfection service

Veolia launches coronavirus disinfection service

Veolia has introduced a Covid-19 disinfection service targeted at businesses that need disinfection prior to reopening after lockdown.
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WEEE launches support grants and loans scheme

WEEE launches support grants and loans scheme

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Fund has created a support grants and loans package to help the electrical waste recycling sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Biffa launches app to tackle lockdown fly-tipping

Biffa launches app to tackle lockdown fly-tipping

Biffa has developed a mobile app aimed at combating fly-tipping incidents, which have increased across the UK during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Environmental Audit Committee urges government action on water supply

Environmental Audit Committee urges government action on water supply

Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) chairman Philip Dunne has today (29 April) written to Defra to urge action on managing the UK’s water supply, after the National Audit Office (NAO) warned that parts of England could run out of water within 20 years.
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Two days left to submit biogas case studies for WBA emissions report

Two days left to submit biogas case studies for WBA emissions report

Two days remain for the biogas industry to submit case studies that will feed into a World Biogas Association (WBA) report on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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New campaign to help Scots manage waste during pandemic

New campaign to help Scots manage waste during pandemic

Four organisations have launched an information hub to help people in Scotland manage their waste during the coronavirus pandemic.
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ADBA and REA to match organic waste producers with AD operators

ADBA and REA to match organic waste producers with AD operators

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) have launched a survey to connect organic waste producers to anaerobic digestion (AD) plant operators in a time of organic waste surplus.
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WRAP publishes guide to ‘best before’ dates

WRAP publishes guide to ‘best before’ dates

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has today (23 April) published new guidance on food best before dates for businesses, redistribution organisations, and charities.
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More than half of UK businesses perceive lack of government support for recycling

More than half of UK businesses perceive lack of government support for recycling

Over half (53%) of UK businesses say they get minimal or no government support on recycling, reveals a new study by Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP).
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Industry resists pressure to reopen HWRCs

Industry resists pressure to reopen HWRCs

A poll by Suez has revealed that no local authority representatives (0%) consider a trip to a household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) “essential” under current regulations, despite pressure from Defra to reopen HWRCs.
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Veolia publishes guide to reopening HWRCs

Veolia publishes guide to reopening HWRCs

Veolia yesterday (20 April) launched a guide to help local authorities and contractors safely reopen household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Viridor shares polymer plant plans via virtual exhibition

Viridor shares polymer plant plans via virtual exhibition

Viridor will hold a virtual exhibition this week to share its plans for building a polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community.
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Delayed plastic straw ban met with disappointment

Delayed plastic straw ban met with disappointment

Defra has announced a delay on the ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting an outcry from the Environmental Audit Committee, a Commons select committee.
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Rebecca Pow thanks waste industry for coronavirus efforts

Rebecca Pow thanks waste industry for coronavirus efforts

Environment minister Rebecca Pow has penned a letter praising the waste sector for its efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK black plastic use drops by 26,000 tonnes

UK black plastic use drops by 26,000 tonnes

The use of black plastic packaging in the UK dropped by 26,000 tonnes between 2017 and 2020, according to a report by Recoup.
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CIWM launches resource ‘match-making’ platform

CIWM launches resource ‘match-making’ platform

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) will this week launch a platform to help local authorities under pressure connect with private-sector contractors with spare resources during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Defra publishes coronavirus waste services guide

Defra publishes coronavirus waste services guide

Defra has issued a guide for English local authorities and other waste collectors on prioritising their waste collection services during the coronavirus outbreak.
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DS Smith, university students collaborate on sustainable packaging

DS Smith, university students collaborate on sustainable packaging

Packaging giant DS Smith is working with product design students at Cardiff Metropolitan University to combat household recycling challenges as packaging waste streams grow in the UK.
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