17Jul

WasteCare helps to clear the air

Posted on 17th July, 2019

Proud sponsors WasteCare Environmental Trust were pleased to be invited to the Grand Opening of St. Paul’s School Urban Woodland. The Hammersmith School is located in one of the most deprived areas of the London Borough. In 2017, the school was identified as the second most polluted school in London, due to the proximity of…

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17Jul

Upward trend for WEEE recycling

Posted on 17th July, 2019

Collections of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) appear to be on an upward trend when compared to previous quarters, figures published last month have suggested. Nevertheless, collections may still not be reaching the rate needed to meet government-set targets, which have been described as ‘challenging’ by a number of sector experts. Data on…

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17Jul

Commons’ committee to look at WEEE issues

Posted on 17th July, 2019

The House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is launching an inquiry into the UK’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector – including whether current targets can be achieved. The Committee will examine challenges faced by producer compliance schemes in meeting targets, which have been missed in the UK in consecutive years. It is chaired…

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17Jul

Big rise in RDF costs possible

Posted on 17th July, 2019

Concerns have been expressed over the impact of possible legislation in the Netherlands which may see a tax imposed on the import of baled waste from the UK known as refuse derived fuel or RDF. The Dutch are considering a tax as part of measures to reduce carbon emissions. Should it be imposed, the tax…

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17Jul

Shortage of supply increases recycling rebates

Posted on 17th July, 2019

As a result of the EA introducing increased WEEE recycling targets for 2019, along with a decline in recyclate from a number of waste streams WasteCare are able to increase the rebates for a number of key waste streams. These include but not limited to; • Portable Lead acid batteries          £845/tonne…

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17Jul

WasteCare partners with Sheffield Tanks & Drums

Posted on 17th July, 2019

WasteCare Group have forged a partnership with Sheffield Tanks & Drums to deliver a market-leading, closed-loop solution for Industrial packaging. The service offering includes a national collection, treatment and remanufacturing process for all varieties of industrial packaging. The treatment methods involved include three-stage industrial cleaning with a caustic solution for plastics and thermal treatment for…

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17Jul

Packaging note market ‘cools a little’

Posted on 17th July, 2019

Feverish activity in the PRN – packaging waste recovery note – market during May and June appeared to have calmed a little at the start of July. With huge pressure on the plastics recycling sector in particular to avoid the export of plastics for recycling where there may be questionable outlets, the price of plastic…

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17Jul

Tory duo push environment measures

Posted on 17th July, 2019

The two candidates vying for leadership of the Conservative Party – Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson – have both indicated that they will put the environment high on the agenda. And, a positive message about recycling policy and waste regulations under a new prime minister has also come from Defra sources with an assumption that…

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