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Flame from Green Compost Container Kills Elderly Man

BRUSSELS – A spontaneous flame from a green box/compost container has cost the life of an 81-year-old man from the Flemish town of Hamme. It is possible that explosive gases had built up in the green box/compost container. The flame caught fire on the man’s clothes, which then burned him. "Next to the vegetables, fruit […]

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Anaerobic Digestion "Big Opportunity" for Municipal Waste

Anaerobic Digestion “Big Opportunity” for Municipal Waste

Urban-based local authorities should consider anaerobic digestion (AD) as an alternative to in-vessel composting for the recycling of municipal biodegradable food waste, according to researchers at WRAP. Speaking today (23 April 2007) at the annual Recycling and Waste Forum in Birmingham on Thursday, WRAP’s organics supply programme manager Louise Hollingworth said: “In-vessel composting is obviously […]

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Cory Environmental Consults on Plans for Wingmoor Park Composting Facility

Cory Environmental recently held public exhibitions as part of the consultation process over plans for a new in-vessel composting plant at Wingmoor Park.The plans are for the development of an in-vessel composting plant that would receive 34,000 tonnes of biodegradable material from gardens and kitchens per year, to produce approximately 28,000 tonnes of compost. The […]

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The Sustainable Compost Market Finally Gets Started?

Viridor responds to good demand for compost in South West Viridor Waste Management could build up to three new composting plants in Somerset and Devon – responding to the huge demand for compost in the region and new council food waste collections. The Taunton-based waste firm, which already runs three in-vessel composting sites in Devon […]

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Quality Protocol Published for Composting Industry

(15.03.07) The Quality Protocol for Compost was published today, promising to cut red tape for composting companies and help them market their compost as a quality product. Developed by the Environment Agency and the Waste and Resources Action Programme, it has also had input from the Composting Association and the National Farmers Union. The Protocol […]

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Buckinghamshire Drops Composting Firm After Odour Complaints

Buckinghamshire county council is to replace the operator of its flagship High Heavens composting facility, following prolonged odour problems at the site. The county authority has revealed that Terra Eco – which is the composting arm of Thames Water – has agreed to hand over its 7-year contract to operate the High Wycombe site to […]

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European Parliament Progress On Waste Framework Directive

ESA Welcomes European Parliament’s Progress On Waste Framework Directive Commenting from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ESA Chief Executive Dirk Hazell said, in broadly welcoming today’s votes by the European Parliament at the First Reading of the new Waste Framework Directive:- “Today’s marathon vote was progress in several respects. While some technical aspects (such as […]

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UK Waste Management Top 20 Companies

In 2006 the UK waste market continued to consolidate, mainly through acquisitions. These have again increased the market share of the industry’s leading players.  We have used the latest reported turnover of the 20 largest UK waste management companies and made our best guess at ranking them as best we can, however, although with Cleanaway now part of Veolia, they now […]

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New Waste Technologies Course – 4 Locations in Ireland

New Technologies for the Diversion of Biodegradable Municipal Waste from LandfillA new CPD accredited training course has been developed by Enviros Consulting – with support from FÁS – for personnel at all levels, who have a role in the waste decision-making process. A new training course has been developed by – with support from FÁS […]

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