Back in the 1990s the European Union (EU) passed a directive which must be complied with by all member states, with heavy fines for non-compliance. The stated aim was to substantially reduce landfilling and in particular the amount of organic matter being sent to landfill. Now, for improving the sustainability of the economies of Europe […]
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It has emerged that the European Parliament’s environment committee is set to consider a draft report (April 28) drawn up by one of its members that urges the European Commission to develop proposals for a specific bio-waste directive by the end of 2010. Bio-waste management (AD and Composting) has economic benefits which should be utilised […]
The UK Biofertiliser Certification Scheme provides guarantee to customers, farmers, food producers and shops that biofertiliser is safe and of high quality.
WASTE DIVERSION FROM LANDFILL – A five-year interim residual waste management contract has been won by New Earth Solutions for the West of England Partnership. Of the 120,000 tonnes fed in to the plant, more than 50% will be reduced through losses in mass.
23-03-2009 Wiltshire county council has given the go-ahead for Marlborough-based waste management company Hills Group to build a £15 million mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility at Westbury. The county council awarded planning permission last week (March 18) for Hills to develop the 45,000 tonne-a-year capacity plant, which will be known as the Northacre Recovery Centre, […]
Energos Appointed Preferred Bidder to Derby Gasification Project 26-01-2009 Gasification specialists Energos have been appointed to provide the technology for a multi-million pound waste treatment facility being built in Derby. The company, which is part of Manchester-based renewable energy firm ENER-G, will help to develop a 140,000 tonne-a-year gasification facility on Sinfin Lane in Derby […]
A summary of the year in blogging at the Wastersblog. The Waster says what he thinks about EU Legislation, the recession in recycling which has produced the recycling cost scandal, and the wisdom of the UK in signing up as it did to the Landfill Directive reluctantly and only in exchange for a deal with […]
The following shows that it can be hard driving a new waste treatment technology forward as an organisation participating in one of Defra’s Demonstrator Projects, and things possibly don’t always go quite as expected. Nevertheless, this is exactly why public money is being well spent when put into these projects. Defra Demonstrator Projects are full scale […]