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Launch of the 2021 FMJ and Grundon recycling and waste management survey

FMJ and Grundon Waste Management have launched the 2021 waste and recycling management survey. It’s the fourth year for the annual appraisal of how FMs manage their waste and recycling activities and one which marks an unprecedented period of disruption ...

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CIWM and ESA unite to tackle modern slavery in the waste and recycling sector

The waste and recycling sector’s leading professional membership and trade bodies, CIWM and ESA, have announced a joint commitment to tackle slavery, forced labour and human trafficking across the industry. By working together, the two organisations say they will leverage ...

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Biffa grows plastics recycling capability in Scotland

Sustainable waste management business, Biffa, has completed a deal to acquire Scotland’s only post-consumer plastics recycling facility (PRF) from Green Circle Polymers Ltd (GCP) located in Grangemouth for the sum of £10 million. The Grangemouth facility is one of the ...

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New CIWM report outlines key skills needed for the resource and waste sector over the next decade

The incoming President of CIWM (the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management), Dr Adam Read, has launched his Presidential Report for 2021, detailing the expansive set of skills that the resource and waste sector must acquire over the next decade in ...

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More litter collected by the Heritage XL Bin

Leafield Environmental, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of litter and recycling solutions have designed an extra-large litter bin allowing more than double the amount of litter to be collected than a standard litter bin. East Devon District Council have ...

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Enva stays on track with ScotRail contract extension

Enva, a provider of recycling and specialist resource recovery solutions in the UK and Ireland, has extended its contract with ScotRail. The extension will see Enva continue to provide over 40,000 waste collections a year to more than 200 locations ...

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Cleaning, hygiene and waste industry contributes £55.5bn to UK economy

A new research report released by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) shows the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector remains one of the UK’s top 10 industries. The latest, revised figures show that the industry contributed £55.5 billion to the UK economy ...

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Enva wins with Historic Environment Scotland 

The Glasgow-based resource recovery expert has won a contract to manage the waste and recycling for 94 sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) including some of the country’s oldest landmarks such as Edinburgh, Urquhart and Stirling Castles. Enva will ...

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Biffa to acquire Viridor’s collections business for £126m

National recycling and waste management provider, Biffa, has agreed to buy the collections business and certain recycling assets of Viridor Waste Management for a cash consideration of c.£126 million. The deal will see Biffa acquire Viridor’s network of 15 Industrial ...

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Leafield’s new 310-litre Envirobank recycling bin

Leafield Environmental, a leading manufacturer and designer of recycling bins have launched a new 310-litre Envirobank recycling bin (March 2021) due to the increased demand to recycle larger volumes of waste in highly populated areas such as green spaces, high-streets ...

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