Metal recycling merger could reduce competition, says CMA

The competition watchdog’s investigation found it could also lead a “worse deal” for suppliers and customers

CMA: Metal recycling merger ‘could leave firms worse off’

Some businesses could get a worse deal on their scrap metal recycling services as a result of a recent merger. That’s the findings of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) investigation into European Metal Recycling’s (EMR) purchase of Metal & Waste Recycling (MWR) – two of the largest metal recyclers in the UK. It revealed […]

Durham man fined for waste offences

A man has been fined after pleading guilty to running an illegal waste site in County Durham. Following an investigation by the Environment Agency, James Ian Campbell, 56, was charged with breaking environmental permit regulations. He was fined £550, ordered to pay costs of £800 and a victim surcharge of £55 at Darlington Magistrates Court last […]

Power cable theft doubles to 20 attacks a day

Attacks on Britain’s power network because of cable theft doubled to more than 20 a day in 2011 compared with the year before. The worrying statistic is driven by high demand for copper with prices of up to $8,000 a tonne this week. Thieves are targeting the power grid in the hope of selling it […]

Recycling firm fined £191,000 for unlicenced activity

A recycling firm has been fined £191,000 for working without a licence after residents complained about the noise pollution. Scrap metal firm Metal & Waste Recycling Limited was given the charge by a Crown Court Judge on Monday for disrupting a South London neighbourhood. Michael Real, environment officer at the Environment Agency said: “I’m very […]