Motion sensors are being installed in 400 blue bins citywide. When the lids on the bins are opened, the sensors will trigger sound devices to play one of two 30-second blues tunes.
Veolia’s waste arm has been hit as operating cash flow declines. French utilities firm Veolia Environnement, which owns Veolia Environmental Services in the UK, has seen operating cash flows for its worldwide waste management divisions decline “significantly” due to the lower values for recovered materials and a fall in waste arisings.
It is heartening to see that WRG’s values are well enough grounded in the basic essentials which in the end are so important to raise recycling rates, that they publicise individual successes by the staff at the sites they develop and run, and that they have issued the press release duplicated below. However, the Waster […]
CIWM’s Great Waste Survey 2008 gives you the chance to have your say on the industry’s hottest topics. For example, are you one of the 78% so far that see energy from waste as a no-brainer? Or are you in the minority that thinks the new Department for Energy and Climate Change will help clarify […]
Stop picking on householders By John Oates of The Register Published Wednesday 20th August 2008 11:42 GMT The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has said the government should do more to encourage businesses to recycle and reduce waste and take the focus away from householders. Recent attempts to reduce domestic waste by weighing […]
DEFRA STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP SEMINARS ON THE WASTE CARRIERS/STOP, SEARCH AND SEIZURE CONSULTATION Defra launched a second consultation on 13 June 08 on Controls on the Handling Transfer and Transport of Waste. The consultation closes on 8 September 2008. A small number of seminars are being held in August and September aimed at local authorities, the […]
Cabbage stalks prompt garbage penalty NORWICH, England, May 18 (UPI) — Officials in Norwich, England, have tagged a man as a repeat recycling offender for placing cabbage stalks in his waste bin, the 73-year-old says. Barry Freezer said after he placed the stalks of his homegrown cabbage into his garden waste bin, trash officials refused […]
Veolia reports growth in “unfavourable” economy The French utilities company which owns Veolia Environmental Services UK has posted strong financial results for 2007 – despite “unfavourable” market conditions. Veolia Environnement has reported that in the year up until December 31 2007, its global revenue increased by 14% – from the equivalent of £21.7 billion in […]
“In a period in which the Group has implemented substantial changes in preparation for the pre-treatment regulations which came into effect at the end of October, we are pleased to report good growth in revenues, operating profit, adjusted earnings and free cash flow in the first half of this year” Martin Bettington, Chief Executive Officer […]