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News archives: February 2016

  • Businessmen fined for operating illegal waste site

    Four defendants have been fined for participating in illegal waste disposal at Cinetic Quarry in Worcestershire – following a two-year investigation by the Environment Agency. Read more

  • Plastics scrap demand ‘solid’, exporters claim

    Traders of waste plastic for recycling have expressed renewed optimism of an upturn in trading conditions, with the return of demand for material from manufacturers in the Far East offering some buoya... Read more

  • Stewart opens door for waste policy discussion

    Resources minister Rory Stewart has opened the door to the private sector to help draw up policies around waste and recycling, saying he would ‘absolutely’ welcome contributions from industry. Read more

  • Paper production at lowest for 30 years

    Total paper and cardboard production by UK paper mills slumped below the four million tonnes mark in 2015, according to figures just released by the Confederation of Paper Industries. The domestic pro... Read more

  • Pay as you throw’ reports dismissed by EU body

    Newspaper reports suggesting that the European Union is to impose ‘pay-as-you-throw’ charges on household waste collections have been dismissed by a European body representing local authorities. Read more