04Jul

LBV Improvement Programme

Posted on 4th July, 2018

The WasteCare Group has continued the investment programme at its Lower Bank View site in Liverpool, with two projects totalling a £40k investment, which will be implemented during this month. A major upgrade of Filter press feed pumping system, this involves the installation of a new pump and pipework. The replacement of the existing pump…

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04Jul

Tax system linked to recycled materials

Posted on 4th July, 2018

The Treasury minister has said that the government is looking into how the tax system can link in with additional use of recycled materials. The tax system focus was highlighted by exchequer secretary, Robert Jenrick, who was commenting on the unveiling of a £20 million fund introduced by science minister Sam Gyimah. The fund follows…

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04Jul

European Union publishes Circular Economy package

Posted on 4th July, 2018

The EU’s Circular Economy Package will come into force from Wednesday (4 July) after the new legislation was published in the EU’s Official Journal last month. This comes following the EU Council’s decision in May this year to formally adopt the package. This means it will be mandatory for member states to meet recycling targets…

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04Jul

Case dropped against man who ‘stole’ free newspapers

Posted on 4th July, 2018

A man accused of ‘stealing’ a van load of free newspapers from outside Waterloo Station for resale onto recycling companies, has had his case dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The man from South London had his case dismissed as prosecutors were uncertain about whether his actions broke any laws. Angus Evers, a legal…

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04Jul

The Big Battery Hunt

Posted on 4th July, 2018

Congratulations to all 5 winners and a thank you to the 2,393 schools and all 554,858 pupils who participated in making the 2018 Big Battery Hunt a great success. Next year, Duracell, in partnership with BatteryBack, are looking to expand the scheme to over one million children in 2019. If you missed out this time,…

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04Jul

Review launched into ‘organised’ waste crime

Posted on 4th July, 2018

Environment secretary, Michael Gove, has launched a three-month review into serious and organised waste crime, which will run from June to September 2018. The review was launched as part of a move to “beef up” the government’s approach in its fight to “tackle the scourge of waste crime.” However, fly-tipping and smaller waste crime incidents…

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04Jul

WasteCare wins MRW WEEE Innovation Award

Posted on 4th July, 2018

We are delighted to be this years’ recipients of the WEEE Innovation Award at last Thursday’s prestigious MRW Recycling Awards event at the Park Lane, Hilton. It has been WasteCare’s aim since the introduction of the Waste Battery Regulations in 2010 to build a portable battery treatment facility in the UK. Demand for such a…

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04Jul

Scotland launches deposit return scheme consultation

Posted on 4th July, 2018

Zero Waste Scotland has announced that it will be holding its first public engagement event to discuss how a deposit return scheme could work best for Scotland.  The public consultation will allow businesses, local authorities and members of the public to express their views and discuss how to better Scotland’s recycling activities, with a strong…

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06Jun

Tipper lorry crushed following illegal waste activities

Posted on 6th June, 2018

A 20-tonne tipper lorry connected to illegal waste activity across the West Midlands, has been crushed after it was seized by the Environment Agency. Following months of surveillance and intelligence gathering, the vehicle was detained in May 2018 by officers as part of a joint operation and partnership between the Environment Agency and local police….

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06Jun

Schools boost for Duracell and BatteryBack

Posted on 6th June, 2018

Alkaline battery producer Duracell has today announced that a scheme it ran last year to encourage children to recycle batteries has seen over 2.3 million recycled. The nationwide initiative, ‘the Big Battery Hunt’, was launched last year by Duracell in partnership with compliance scheme BatteryBack. Pupils from Portsmouth Grammar School who have taken part in…

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