Electric waste operator jailed over £2.2m recycling fraud.

Electric waste operator jailed over £2.2m recycling fraud.

Leeds waste operator receives record jail sentence for environmental crime, after illegitimately claiming funds from government-backed Producer Compliance Schemes A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven and half years, after defrauding government-backed recycling schemes out of £2.2m. Terence Solomon Dugbo, 45, of High Ash Avenue in Leeds, was handed the sentence – the […]

Borealis to acquire German plastics recycler mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH.

Borealis to acquire German plastics recycler mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH.

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces today that it has an agreement to fully acquire the German plastics recycler mtm plastics GmbH and mtm compact GmbH. This transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Based in Niedergebra, Germany, mtm plastics GmbH is regarded as a technology […]

Ealing the latest London borough transforming waste with Viridor.

Ealing the latest London borough transforming waste with Viridor.

Ealing Council is the latest in a string of the capital’s council’s who have chosen to boost their recycling with Viridor. The move will see the council move to a simpler, consumer friendly ‘commingled’ recycling system allowing residents to recycle more in one blue bin, whilst allowing advanced technology to do the rest. The contract […]

Eunomia: Residual waste arisings and treatment capacity review.

Eunomia: Residual waste arisings and treatment capacity review.

Eunomia’s tenth issue of its Residual Waste Infrastructure Review, published today, updates the picture for the UK and for the first time examines the balance between residual waste and treatment capacity across 11 European countries. All of these countries are actively involved in trading RDF or SRF with others within the group. Facilities across these […]

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

“Improving wastewater and solid waste collection and management presents the most urgent short-term solution to reducing plastic inputs, especially in developing economies.” A 179-page report on plastic marine debris was released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly. The report suggests “marine plastic litter is a global concern”. Marine plastics are distributed throughout the ocean, from the […]

Do low oil prices affect recycling?

Do low oil prices affect recycling?

Brent Bell, Vice President of Recycling Operations for Waste Management, recently wrote: For consumers filling their gas tanks at the pumps, low oil prices are a boon: a way to save money and travel farther on a gallon. Lower oil and energy prices also help many businesses, especially those in energy-intensive manufacturing industries. For recyclers, […]