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25 May 2013
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Knowaste West Bromwich plant to close
Absorbent hygiene product recyclers Knowaste to close West Bromwich site ‘with immediate effect’ as it seeks to expand.
Gotta go (to the kerb)
At last there is a way of recycling absorbent hygiene products in the UK, but what happens when you take nappies out of the equation? Matilda Zatorski reports
Toying with Sustainability
Toys can provide hours of entertainment, but can be a disposal nightmare at their end of life. Annie Reece takes a look at how the toy industry has been playing around...
TRA launches ‘Responsible Retailer’ initiative
Tyre Recovery Association launches ‘Responsible Retailer’ initiative to help sector showcase green credentials.
Half of UK local authorities now collect cartons
Half of all UK local authorities now offer kerbside recycling collections for drink cartons, ACE UK figures reveal.
Real Nappy Week begins on Monday
Real Nappy Week, a week-long campaign aimed at reducing the UK’s reliance on disposable nappies, begins on Monday.
Construction on Shropshire EfW facility begins
Construction has begun on Veolia’s 90,000 tonne energy-from-waste incineration facility in Battlefield, Shropshire.
ENVI votes to create ship recycling fund
European Environment Committee votes through plans to ‘create financial incentives to scrap ships safely’.
New campaign to reduce food waste in Wales
Waste Awareness Wales launches food waste campaign to work towards the target of recycling 70 per cent of waste by 2025.
Plans for arc21’s residual waste contract unveiled
Becon Consortium unveils plans to build first incinerator and MBT plant in Northern Ireland.
Guilty plea for exporters in Brazil waste case
Two defendants change plea to guilty over the illegal export of over 1,500 tonnes of ‘poorly sorted’ waste to Brazil.
Edinburgh council reinforces ‘side waste’ policy
Edinburgh City Council reintroduces ‘side waste’ fine policy for residents who repeatedly leave out too much rubbish.
News in Brief
A round-up of news stories from the recycling and waste industry from the past week.
Essex County Council grant MBT planning permission
Essex County Council has granted Urbaser Balfour Beatty planning permission for 417,000 tonne MBT facility.
Reduction in landfill for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland’s landfill rate for municipal waste dropped to 51.1 per cent in third quarter of 2012, new data shows.
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Novelis wins metals award
Welsh recycling on track
Viridor profits down
Waste boss arrested
£62.1m Defra funding cut
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