Looking back at the effect the Directive’s ban on Co-Disposal has had on Hazardous Waste Disposal in the years since it was introduced in 2005. The implementation of the Landfill Directive meant that landfill would never again be available in the UK as readily or as cheaply as it had always been. The UK government […]
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 […]
In 2009 in the UK a number of things came together which changed the waste management scene like never before. Waste, Yes! Common rubbish became a resource and an opportunity.
The National Audit Office has reported that the English local authorities are too slow awarding PFI contracts for England to achieve the ordered 50% organic waste diversion away from landfill by 2013. This article explains this and why the situation may be getting worse due to the credit crunch.
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 […]
Landfill officially a “last resort” option for EU EU environment ministers have officially approved a new framework for waste management across their 27 member countries, including a five-step hierarchy for waste treatment which classes “energy-efficient waste incineration a recovery operation”. The directive also sets new recycling targets. By 2020, EU member states must recycle 50% […]
Figures announced today reveal that every local authority in Wales has met strict limits, set by the Assembly Government, on the amount of biodegradable waste it can send to landfill sites. Wales, as a whole is also currently within its 2009/10 target set by Europe. The Landfill Allowances Scheme (LAS) limits the amount of biodegradable […]
Councils write off “worthless” landfill allowances 28-07-2008 A new LATS market place is to be launched later this year, but both levels of trading and prices remain low, forcing many waste disposal authorities to write off their ever-growing amounts of surplus allowances. The government-funded Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnerships, led by Improvement Efficiency South East, […]
Ireland is now in significant danger of missing its 2010 target for diverting biodegradable municipal waste from landfill, according to the National Waste Report 2006 – published by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Overall, the report shows that, although the quantity of waste that was recycled increased between 2005 and 2006, so, too, did the […]