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Reverse logistics saves Michelin six-figures in tyre disposal costs

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Michelin in the fast lane for tyre recovery

Bringing old tyres back to life is big business at Michelin - it not only makes environmental sense but helps maximise customer assets, as Maxine Perella finds out

Waste industry records drop in death rate

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Landfill tax protest descends on parliament

Skip hire firms parked their vehicles outside Parliament today (May 24) in protest against controversial landfill tax changes which sent disposal costs for certain materials rocketing overnight.

SWR secures deal for Metropolitan Police vehicle waste

Dry and hazardous waste created from the repair of Metropolitan Police vehicles is to be managed by SWR, who has won a contract with the support services arm of Babcock's emergency and critical services division.

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