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Two Badly Needed PFI Waste Projects Hit By Major Planning Problems

Two big Waste Processing Facilities have been halted after UK County Council plans have been derailed well into these projects. The question is asked when our society which produces so much waste will take responsibility for dealing with it in their local area, even when enormous sums are about to be spent on a new […]

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GMWDA and Cumbria Still to Announce PFI Deal as Financial Year Closes

The Waster was hoping to hear that the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and Cumbria have completed their PFI deals, but time to achieve the goal of signing within the 2008/9 financial year is fast evaporating. Here is what the New Civil Engineer magazine was saying back in February: Manchester waste PFI deal to be […]

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WRAP Launches New Municipal MRF Search Tool

The Waster is often asked for a list of UK MRFs so this is at the very least going to fill this gap in the available information on these plants. WRAP launches new municipal MRF search tool to support closer communications across recycling supply chain 05 February 2009 Local authorities, reprocessors and other stakeholders in […]

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Tyre Bales a Revolutionary Use for Old Car Tyres

Advantages of BSI PAS 108 Tyre Bales: A New Sustainable Use for a Problem Waste A simple act by WRAP should revolutionise the use of tyre bales in civil engineering and landscape applications, sustainably using this material where otherwise resources would be wasted in their disposal. It will be obvious to our Wastersblog readers that […]

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List of Top Waste Contractors (UK)

The New Civil engineer Magazine, which is the weekly news magazine of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineers, provides through eMapInform an annual contractor listing and ranking report across all civil engineering construction disciplines. This years edition provides the following list of the top twenty waste contractors, which in this context means a ranking of […]

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Landfill Reduction: New Zealand Should Copy Danes for More Recycling

Recycling Danes show way by laying waste to landfill issue By Angela Gregory, New Zealand Herald New Zealand could learn lessons from Denmark, a country with a similar-sized population that has cut its landfills by more than 1000 in the past 30 years, says a visiting waste management expert. Peter Heydorn, a Danish environmental engineer, […]

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Transfer Stations: Dead, or Alive and Kicking Inside MRFs and MBTs?

Are They Dead, or Alive and Living Under a New Name? Transfer Stations are in reality just conveniently situated depots where refuse collection vehicles (RCVs)discharge their loads to avoid collection vehicles travelling uneconomic and unnecessary distances to distant landfills. The waste is picked up again and compacted into larger vehicles which may carry up to […]

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