A waste management company has scooped a deal as part of the biggest ever private infrastructure contract let by the Ministry of Defence.
The UK alone produces an estimated two million tonnes of WEEE every year and is judged to be the UK’s fastest growing waste stream
Judith Damerell is head of planning at Lewis Silkin LLP
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