New service beefs up Ashford's recycling rate
Shifting from a black-sack weekly collection service to a new bin system has helped Ashford Borough Council to boost its recycling rate from 14% to 52%.
Biffa snaps up Shanks for £9.5m
Shanks has agreed to sell the majority of its UK solid waste business to Biffa. The purchase, set at £9.5m and subject to regulatory approvals, is due to be completed by the end the year.
North London drops £3bn waste contracts
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has ditched plans to procure two major waste contracts worth a combined £3bn.
WRAP publishes latest waste management charges
WRAP has today published its latest Gate Fees report, which aims to increase price transparency and improve efficiency in the waste management market.
Waste sector to invest £7bn to become circular economy 'enabler'
Significant investment in infrastructure will be the focus of the waste industry for the next five years, as demand for resource-led treatment solutions grows.
Woking Council targets schools for food waste drive
Woking Borough Council has extended its dedicated food waste service for flats to the majority of its schools in a bid to increase overall recycling rates.
New regulatory system for waste contractors in Ireland
A new waste management policy was launched yesterday in Ireland to give householders a greater say in who collects their rubbish.
Tandridge Council first to adopt regional waste framework
Tandridge District Council has become the first local authority to commit to a framework that aims to save council waste departments collective costs of up to £85m.
AD lobby calls for landfill ban on food waste
A ban on food waste to landfill must be put into effect if anaerobic digestion (AD) is to reach its potential of powering 2.5 million homes by 2020.
Councils not reinvesting waste profits in recycling
Local authorities do not have the money to invest in recycling despite securing more lucrative waste contracts off the back of increased material prices.
Green Investment Bank - a bang or a whimper?
Waste may be favoured under the Green Investment Bank's remit, but don't get your hopes up yet, cautions Peter Jones
In brief: energy-from-waste contract news
Latest deals centre around Wales' first combined heat and power (CHP) energy-from-waste (EfW) facility and a multi-fuel generation plant in Yorkshire.
What about this lot?
While the new-build sector gears up for the 2016 zero-carbon challenge, it is the other 95% of buildings that already exist that will prove a much tougher nut to crack. Tom Idle met with Land Securities Trillium, the UK's largest property manager, to find out what can be done. "There's nothing complicated in managing buildings properly," he is told
Bridging the gap
RPS principal consultant Claudia Amos and consultant David Rodgers study ways of determining end markets and uses for waste-derived products
Thermal treatment of waste gets heated
Director of science at The Natural Step (TNS), Dr Mark Everard identifies the sustainability challenges facing advanced thermal treatment technologies.