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UK's biggest EfW plant sold

UK's biggest EfW plant sold

Owners of the the UK's largest energy-from-waste (EfW) plant agreed last week to sell the multi-million pound business for a reported £1.5bn.

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Plants replace fly-tipped waste

Mouldy old sofas, fly-tipped fridges and piles of rubbish have been swept from alleyways and replaced by plants, trees, benches and children's play equipment.

Cup-recycling plant launched

A waste-management company has launched a paper cup recycling service with collections certified as carbon neutral and recycles the used cups into new...

Recycling plant awarded £3m

A major recycling project struck lucky last week when a waste watchdog announced £3m of funding to help four leading players develop the technology.

Separate food waste collections axed

A council is axing separate food waste collections as part of a raft of measures it hopes will save almost £800,000 a year.

ESA wants better EfW policy

Better policy on energy-from-waste (EfW) could prevent 60 million tonnes of waste going to landfill, a new report suggests.