What WRAP’s Business Plan for 2011-15 means for UK zero waste moving forward:, and the waste and resource management industry for recycling, waste minimisation, and food waste collection.
People usually know what Incineration but have not a clue about what Mechanical Biological Treatment Plants do, although it is likely that both are being considered as alternatives to landfilling waste in your district. If that’s you too, then get the answers here!
Most of the localities which have signed up to ‘zero waste’ have been consulted, and have adopted a so-called Zero Waste to landfill policy for the future, however, none of the places in question seemed to be planning an increase in waste diversion which would allow zero waste to become a reality.
“Pay as you throw” charges for household waste have been ruled out by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
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 […]
The UK Biofertiliser Certification Scheme provides guarantee to customers, farmers, food producers and shops that biofertiliser is safe and of high quality.
Waste Matchers launch SMILE. Waste Matchers – the re-use project – has announced a new service called the SMILE Network. The SMILE Network encourages collaboration between businesses through networking events in order to save costs and help the environment. At these events, businesses can offer items such as surplus products, byproducts, reusable items, office/warehouse space […]
A proposed Measure to improve how Wales deals with its waste was laid before the National Assembly on Monday 22nd February. The Measure, which is being driven by Environment Minister Jane Davidson, will enable Wales to adopt much more sustainable waste management practices, will support the Welsh Assembly Government’s work to introduce a mandatory charge […]
The Irish have not followed the trend seen elsewhere of wholesale privatisation of landfill sites, and even now this article seems to describe what will be purely a short term expedient of using private contractors, only while waiting for the new Dublin incinerator to be completed. From the Irish Times, 11 February 2010 WASTE CONTRACTS […]