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Waste Management and Recycling - UK - April 2019

Company Profiles

  • Biffa
  • European Metal Recycling
  • FCC Environment (UK)
  • Renewi
  • SUEZ Environmental
  • Veolia
  • Viridor

“The continued shift to a circular economy is set to require considerable investment in new recycling and reprocessing capacity in the UK. The government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England, published in December 2018, sets out a number of measures which aim to increase investors’ confidence and improve the competitiveness of the reprocessing industry.

However, key proposals in the strategy remain subject to consultation and many reforms will need new legislation. Questions also remain around the funding of the implementation of proposed measures. This suggests there is some way to go before the waste industry knows for certain what the future waste and resource management system will look like.”

–    Claudia Preedy, B2B Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • Waste arisings
            • Total waste generation continues to grow, but individual sectors show varying trends
              • Figure 1: Waste arisings in the UK, by sector, 2013-18
            • Waste collection
              • Recycling accounts for 17% of total waste management budgets in 2017/18
                • Figure 2: England budget revenue expenditure on waste management, net current expenditure, 2017/18
              • Waste treatment
                • Shift from landfill disposal towards recycling and incineration with EfW
                  • Growth in new EfW capacity likely to slow
                    • Landfill represents just 12.5% of waste treatment in 2017/18
                      • Figure 3: Local authority collected waste treatment, England, ‘000 tonnes, 2013/17-2017/18
                    • Companies and brands
                      • Consolidation remains key theme in industry
                        • What we think
                        • Issues and Insights

                          • Government plans to tackle plastic and packaging waste and boost stagnating recycling rates
                            • The facts
                              • The implications
                                • Separate food waste collection schemes key to boosting household recycling rates
                                  • The facts
                                    • The implications
                                    • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                      • Dry recycling makes up just over a quarter of household waste
                                        • Recycling rates in England have stalled since 2013
                                          • Incineration with EfW accounts for 41% of municipal waste treatment
                                            • Rising landfill tax drives rapid decline in waste disposed to landfill
                                            • Waste Arisings

                                                • Total waste generation continues to grow, but individual sectors show varying trends
                                                    • Figure 4: Waste arisings in the UK, by sector, 2013-18
                                                  • Construction output
                                                    • Figure 5: UK construction output, 2014-18
                                                  • Household waste
                                                    • Figure 6: UK household waste arisings, by nation, 2013-2017
                                                    • Figure 7: Composition of waste from England households, 2017, (Million tonnes)
                                                    • Figure 8: Composition of dry recycling from English households, million tonnes, 2017
                                                • Waste Collection

                                                    • Figure 9: England budget revenue expenditure on waste management, net current expenditure, 2017/18
                                                  • Local authority waste collection
                                                      • Figure 10: UK household residual waste collection, by frequency, 2017/18
                                                      • Figure 11: Percentage of local authorities collecting each dry material, by material, 2017/18
                                                      • Figure 12: Percentage of local authorities collecting each dry material, by material, 2017/18
                                                  • Waste Treatment

                                                        • Figure 13: Local authority collected waste treatment, England, ‘000 tonnes, 2013/17-2017/18
                                                      • Waste infrastructure
                                                        • Figure 14: Number and capacity of permitted final treatment facilities, UK and England, 2016
                                                      • Decline of landfill
                                                        • Figure 15: Landfill capacity trends in England, 2007-17
                                                      • Recycling rates
                                                        • Household waste recycling rates
                                                          • Figure 16: UK household waste recycling rate, by nation, 2013-17
                                                        • Packaging waste recycling rates
                                                            • Figure 17: Packaging recycling and recovery targets, 2016-20
                                                            • Figure 18: UK Packaging waste and recycling / recovery, by material, 2017
                                                        • Market Forecast

                                                            • Figure 19: Forecast of waste arisings in the UK, 2019-23
                                                            • Figure 20: Forecast of household waste arisings in the UK, 2019-23
                                                          • Market trends
                                                              • Figure 21: Central government’s expenditure on waste management, 2016/2017-2019/2020
                                                            • Technological advancements
                                                            • The Impact of the Economy

                                                              • GDP growth falls to six-year low in 2018
                                                                • Figure 22: GDP growth rate, Q3 2014 - Q3 2018, (% change on previous quarter)
                                                                • Figure 23: Forecast GDP development, 2017-23
                                                            • Market Drivers

                                                              • Plastic waste under increased scrutiny
                                                                • China and alternative markets ban plastic waste imports
                                                                  • Growing issue of food waste
                                                                      • Figure 24: UK household food waste collections, by nation, 2017/18
                                                                    • Further increases to landfill tax rates
                                                                      • Figure 25: Landfill tax rates, £ per tonne, 1st April 2016-20
                                                                  • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                                    • Biffa is highly acquisitive in industrial and commercial sector, where scale is becoming more critical
                                                                      • Veolia launches UK’s first online marketplace for organic resources
                                                                        • Biffa invests in new PET plastic bottle plant, as plastic waste comes under public and government scrutiny
                                                                        • Industry Structure

                                                                          • Industry development
                                                                            • Consolidation remains key theme in the waste management market
                                                                                • Figure 26: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the waste management industry, number of outlets and businesses, 2014-18
                                                                              • Structure by turnover
                                                                                • Figure 27: Analysis of the financial structure of the waste management industry, £’000 and number of businesses, 2017 and 2018
                                                                              • Structure by employment
                                                                                • Figure 28: Analysis of the employment structure of the waste management industry, 2017 and 2018
                                                                            • Company Profiles

                                                                              • Biffa
                                                                                • Recent company activity
                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                    • Figure 29: Financial analysis of Biffa Plc, 2016-2017
                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                    • European Metal Recycling
                                                                                      • Recent company activity in the UK
                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                          • Figure 30: Financial analysis of European Metal Recycling, 2013-17
                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                          • FCC Environment (UK)
                                                                                            • Recent company activity
                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                • Figure 31: Financial analysis of FCC Environment (UK), 2013-17
                                                                                              • Company strategy
                                                                                                • Renewi
                                                                                                  • Recent company activity in the UK
                                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                                      • Figure 32: Financial analysis of Renewi, 2014-18
                                                                                                      • Figure 33: Turnover analysis of Renewi, by business segment, 2017-18
                                                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                                                      • SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK
                                                                                                        • Recent company activity in the UK
                                                                                                          • Financial performance
                                                                                                            • Figure 34: Financial analysis of SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK, 2013-17
                                                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                                                            • Veolia
                                                                                                              • Recent company activity
                                                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                                                    • Viridor
                                                                                                                      • Recent company activity
                                                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                                                          • Figure 35: Financial analysis of Viridor, 2014-18
                                                                                                                        • Company strategy and outlook
                                                                                                                        • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                            • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                              • Methodology
                                                                                                                              • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                                • Trade associations
                                                                                                                                  • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                    • Trade events

                                                                                                                                    Waste Management and Recycling - UK - April 2019

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