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Navigating winter challenges: a sustainable approach to festive season waste

Navigating winter challenges: a sustainable approach to festive season waste

By Elliot Harrison-Holt, Waste Service Director, Everflow As winter sets in, businesses face unique waste management challenges – something that does not lighten up during the festive season. Successfully navigating this period demands a thoughtful waste management strategy. Throughout winter, especially Christmas time, businesses generate a significant volume of waste. Therefore, it becomes crucial to...

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Steve Barclay appointed Environment Secretary

Steve Barclay appointed Environment Secretary

Former Health Secretary Steve Barclay has been confirmed as the new Environment Secretary, replacing Thérèse Coffey. The Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire from the Conservative Party is being shifted from his current position as Health Secretary to the role of Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)...

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RIG acquires Park-an-Chy Waste Transfer Station as part of its ambitious growth strategy

RIG acquires Park-an-Chy Waste Transfer Station as part of its ambitious growth strategy

Recycle It Global (RIG) has acquired Park-an-Chy Waste Transfer Station as part of its growth strategy to drive advancements in waste technology. RIG is an engineering company specialising in processing technical waste generated from construction and demolition sites. Using innovative technology, RIG offers cost-effective engineering solutions that create sustainable construction aggregates such as single sizes...

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BMRA calls for all music festivals to ban disposable vapes

BMRA calls for all music festivals to ban disposable vapes

Music festival bosses across the UK have been urged to follow Glastonbury’s lead by asking festival-goers to leave disposable vapes at home during events this summer. The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is calling on summer festivals to act on the grounds of safety and fire risk. The BMRA, which represents the metal recycling sector...

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North East waste management specialists recognised for ‘Recycling Facility Of The Year’ at National Recycling Awards

North East waste management specialists recognised for ‘Recycling Facility Of The Year’ at National Recycling Awards

WASTE management specialists, J&B Recycling, have won the ‘Recycling Facility of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards for their ‘Windermere’ Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Hartlepool, recognising exemplary operation through innovation and improved management. The MRW National Recycling Awards, which were held on Tuesday 6th December at Westminster Park Plaza, London, are the most...

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

How Alfred H Knight helped Tom White to design one of the most sophisticated MRFs of its kind UK WASTE streams are evolving. Updates to the way food is packaged and ever-changing consumer buying and recycling habits are making predicting the types and levels of materials found in our bins and skips increasingly difficult. This...

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Plastics recovery success by Impact Air Systems

Plastics recovery success by Impact Air Systems

THE hot topic of plastics recycling is not going away any time soon, and rightly so. It’s everybody’s responsibility to make sure plastics are sorted, collected, recovered and recycled, but the bulk of the work typically still falls to the waste operator. Air-based technology which conducts waste sorting tasks is in huge demand due to...

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All fire up: A proactive approach to fire safety

All fire up: A proactive approach to fire safety

Waste and recycling sites are seeing more fire risks, amplified by the increasing prevalence of batteries in waste streams and as power sources for operating vehicles and machinery. James Mountain, sales and marketing director at Fire Shield Systems, discusses how a proactive approach to fire safety can benefit waste and recycling businesses. WASTE streams can...