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Biffa diverts 1,600 tonnes of waste plastic back into the circular economy

Biffa diverts 1,600 tonnes of waste plastic back into the circular economy

The UK’s leading sustainable waste management company, Biffa, has placed 1,600 tonnes of previously wasted plastic back into the circular economy since commissioning its PET Recovery Plant in Washington, Tyne and Wear last year. The Group has pioneered new technology that targets, then captures, tiny flakes of recyclable material from contaminated waste.  The plant has...

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When does a bonfire become an illegal burning site?

When does a bonfire become an illegal burning site?

By Sandra Dick AS the rhyme reminds us, November is a time to remember gunpowder, treason and plot. It’s also hard to avoid the distinct whiff of smoke as bonfires mark an event that unfolded almost 420 years ago. What began with a few straw-stuffed effigies of Guy Fawkes being burned in the 17th century...