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UK’s recycling infrastructure ‘overloaded’ - report

UK’s recycling infrastructure ‘overloaded’ - report

The UK will fall short of its target to recycle 65% of its household waste by “more than a decade” and its recycling infrastructure is close to overload, according to a report.

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Suez reality checks DEFRA's waste proposals

Waste firm Suez has launched a tool aimed at helping local authorities assess the likely cost implications of the government’s plans to overhaul the waste...

Covanta and GIG reach financial close on Rookery EfW plant

Energy-from-waste plant developer Covanta has confirmed it has completed the funding of its Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility.

Suez prepares to takeover Manchester waste deal

France-based Suez is taking over running the Bolton energy-from-waste plant while also picking up the supply of the Runcorn EfW facility and other waste-related...

Council set to close recycling banks, citing budget pressures

Shropshire Council plans to close and remove its recycling bring bank sites this spring, if the move is approved by the council’s cabinet this week.

Landfill ban could divert £70m from Scotland to England, says OBR

Scotland’s 2021 ban on landfilling biodegradable municipal waste is likely to reduce Scottish landfill tax receipts by £70m a year and divert the proceeds...