UK councils warn of ‘wave of waste’ due to Covid-19 lockdown

District’s Council’s Network has called on residents to work with their local council to manage ‘a perfect storm’ of growing levels of waste

Defra asked to secure recycling collections amid lockdown

‘Vital supply of good quality packaging material’ is facing a shortage as retail outlets close their shutters

Fire services stress public ‘must not burn waste’ during coronavirus outbreak

Wirral Council and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service says smoke from domestic bonfires can cause breathing difficulties to become ‘critically worse’

UK waste industry introduces coronavirus guidelines for recycling

New guidelines have been implemented to protect workers and combat the spread of infection

Business deal
KKR to buy recycling firm Viridor for £4.2bn

Pennon Group stated that the deal still needs approval from its shareholders, merger control clearance from the European Commission and needs to meet certain other conditions

Mainetti unveils global initiative to make plastic industry more circular

The Clear Polythene Recycling Process PolyLoop will help the UK government’s ‘ambitious’ goals of boosting recycled plastics by 40%

China Energy to build €210m waste-to-energy plant in Ukraine

The power plant will turn 1,500 tonnes of rubbish into electricity per day

Bristol tops the list of Britain’s greenest cities

On the other end of the scale, Birmingham has been named the least environmentally friendly city, according to a new study

‘More than half of UK adults clueless about plastic recycling’

A new report more than a third of the total can’t differentiate between the energy consumption of plastic and paper

Waste heat from the Tube to warm more than 1,350 homes in Islington

A disused underground station houses a huge underground fan that extracts warm air from the Northern line tunnels and converts it into hot water for heating homes