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ZERO Waste England and Wales – Next Step Landfill Bans?

Our politicians have committed England and Wales to a target of zero waste in the future. Similar intentions have been in place in Scotland for somewhat longer. The next step will be additional regulations to limit the use of landfill, because the intent is to do much better than current EU wide legislation and targets […]

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Commission Study Says EU Body Needed to Enforce European Waste Law

Dedicated ECU body wanted to guarantee enforcement of European waste law, announces Commission study A European Commission study published on 1 February 2010 counsels setting up a dedicated European body to oversee the execution and enforcement of ECU waste law. The study is a part of a collection of steps being taken by the Commission […]

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Going Green is Confusing – Defra Announces a New Body To Help Organisations and Households

Defra Announces Body to Help Businesses and Communities Go Green Defra has announced a new body to help businesses and communities go green Defra is bringing together a range of bodies under WRAP’s leadership to provide a one-stop-shop to help businesses, organisations and households become more resource efficient, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. The […]

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Welsh Drive to Further Reduce Waste Sent to Landfill

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a £800,000 package to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills in Wales of which £100,000 to help Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. In Merthyr Tydfil, the funding will be used for a door-knocking campaign to encourage more households to recycle. The remainder of the £800,000 […]

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DEFRA UK Publishes New Waste Design Guide

A new Waste Design Guide titled; “Designing Waste Facilities, a key guide to modern design in waste”, has been produced by Enviros Consulting for Defra, in partnership with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This new document is expected to become a key reference document for waste professionals in the UK and […]

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