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London, UK, 07 November 2018 – MA Business, organisers of the highly influential Energy from Waste Conference, today announced details of the 15th annual event, taking place 26th-28th February 2019 in London. Hosted in association with Recycling & Waste World magazine, the conference is now open for delegate bookings at:

Workshop: Used Textile Collection in European Cities

4 Dec 2018

South Staffordshire Business Hub, Council Chamber, Codsall, WV8 1PX Please

A joint CIWM and ECAP workshop to discuss the way forward for the collection of used textiles in the UK
With presentations from:

WRAP launches its twelfth annual gate fee survey

8 Nov 2018 |
Peter Scholes, Anthesis Group

WRAP is undertaking its twelfth annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid by local authorities at waste treatment facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As before, the key aim of the study is to increase transparency in the waste treatment market, an aim supported by LARAC. By giving local authorities better information on market prices for different services, this should help improve the efficiency of the procurement and provision of waste management services in the UK.

Interested in piloting a collection trial for EPS?

7 Nov 2018 |
Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy, AXION

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is carrying out a feasibility study into how to increase the recycling rate of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). EPS is already effectively recycled from householders using take back schemes operated by large electrical equipment retailers, and the current recycling rate is 50%. EPS is a valuable material, and demand for material for recycling is increasing. It is one of the few plastics for which recycling infrastructure is expanding.