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New Pages Added to our Anaerobic Digestion web site

We have added two new pages to the AD intro section of www.anaerobic-digestion.com to help those planning an AD project. These each contain a list. The first is a list of Common AD Plant Feed Materials and the second is a ist of Objectives for proposing an AD Plant. We hope that these lists are helpful, and do let […]

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Call for Papers for SARDINIA SYMPOSIUM 2007, 20th Anniversary.

The call for papers has been sent out for the Waster’s favourite beach side event! Now’s the time to send in those Abstracts for next year’s event. All abstracts must be submitted by 30th October 2006. Visit their web site at http://www.sardiniasymposium.it/  (or UK residents only can email me mailto:info@landfill-site.com with full postal address for a hard copy of […]

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WRG Sale to Spanish Company

WRG Acquisitions Plc and WRG Finance Plc WRG Holdings yesterday announced that it has agreed to sell its waste disposal business (other than its waste-to-energy business) to Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A (“FCC”), one of Spain’s leading construction and service groups, for £1,400 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter […]

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Health and Safety Executive targeting the waste and recycling industry

For all UK readers (but the checklist may be useful almost anywhere):- I have received the following which may be of interest, use, etc: ‘Best Practice’ Guidance on Health and Safety for the Waste Industry The Health and Safety Executive has recently targeted the waste and recycling industry due to an increased number of fatal […]

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Ben Bradshaw confirms: authorities which exceed their landfill allowances will be fined

Ben Bradshaw spoke at the Beacon Council learning exchange in London this week (12th July). In his speech, the Minister for Waste Management, confirmed that authorities which exceeded their landfill allowances would be fined. He also asked for views from local authorities as to the potential impact of allowing household charging schemes. In his speech […]

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Report Spells Out the Rapidly Rising Cost of London’s Waste Disposal

It will cost £5 billion to dispose of London’s waste between now and 2020, according to a report prepared by consultant Mouchel Parkman. The report Waste modelling for London was prepared jointly with Cranfield University. Landfill tax increases and the implementation of much higher rates of recycling and waste processing all comes at a cost […]

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Conference dedicated to averting a potential crisis in waste management

The conference is “Deriving Energy from Waste” – 19 October 2006, The Oval, London. It’s time for all reformed “wasters” (reformed landfill professionals), and those joining the waste management profession to get their “gloves off”, and work out how to get the new generation of waste processing facilities which are essential to the nations compliance with the EU […]

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Recycling activities may have a Potentially Negative Impact on Carbon Emissions Reduction

Recent research has revealed a fairly obvious but so far neglected result of the lack of any built-in sustainability rules within the EU Landfill Directive. Namely, that no real consideration is being given to carbon dioxide emissions when recycling. Research carried out by Grant Thornton Project Finance suggests that the Government’s policy on tonnage based recycling targets at […]

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