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SunEnviro acquires Advanced Demolition Limited

SunEnviro acquires Advanced Demolition Limited

On 18th January, Sun Environmental Services Group (SunEnviro) acquired Advanced Demolition Limited (ADL), a Hoddesdon-based company specialising in skip hire, recycling, and demolition services. This acquisition allows SunEnviro to expand its services beyond East Anglia and into Hertfordshire and Greater London. SunEnviro is a fast-growing brand that consists of flagship skip hire business SunSkips, as...

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Red Sea crisis threatens recovered paper exports

Red Sea crisis threatens recovered paper exports

Following the recent Houthi attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea, the recovered paper industry is facing unexpected challenges. As a result of the attacks, there have been price hikes for shipments, which has affected the recovered paper sector. The decision to redirect ships has created various problems, such as increased shipping costs, order...

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Metal recycling firm calls for stronger battery recycling targets

Metal recycling firm calls for stronger battery recycling targets

S. Norton Group is a leading global exporter of responsible recycling. The company is urging the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to set stronger battery recycling targets to ensure the safety of workers and communities in the recycling sector. Defra plans to consult on the waste batteries and accumulators regulations and create...

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Economy in transition: Challenges and opportunities for European industry in 2024

Economy in transition: Challenges and opportunities for European industry in 2024

Looking ahead to 2024: a year full of challenges for the European economy but also lucrative opportunities. How companies can master the wave of change and discover new opportunities for growth and efficiency with clever digitalisation and automation as well as the smart use of used machinery. In 2023, the European economy was heavily impacted...

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Yellow stickers could soon be scrapped from UK supermarkets

Yellow stickers could soon be scrapped from UK supermarkets

UK supermarkets are moving towards a new automated pricing method that may eliminate the use of yellow stickers on discounted items. An artificial intelligence (AI) system that automatically reduces prices in the run-up to a product’s sell-by date has been introduced across Europe. UK supermarkets have begun using similar products, such as electronic shelf labels (ESLs)....

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Defra appoints former CIWM president as Head of EPR scheme

Defra appoints former CIWM president as Head of EPR scheme

The UK Government has appointed Dr Margaret Bates, Managing Director of On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL), as the Head of the UK Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging (EPR) scheme. Dr Bates, who served as the CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) President from October 2016 to October 2017, will take up the role on secondment for...

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Charges for disposing of DIY waste at recycling centres scrapped

Charges for disposing of DIY waste at recycling centres scrapped

Households will no longer have to pay fees for disposing of small-scale DIY waste at council recycling centres. This change will make it easier for people to dispose of their waste responsibly and boost recycling. The Government has abolished the charges previously imposed by one-third of local authorities for disposing of DIY waste at household...