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Lords will Ask for for Variable VAT to Cut Landfill Further

Stop picking on householders By John Oates of The Register Published Wednesday 20th August 2008 11:42 GMT The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has said the government should do more to encourage businesses to recycle and reduce waste and take the focus away from householders. Recent attempts to reduce domestic waste by weighing […]

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Waste Carriers Invited to Participate in Consultation Seminars

DEFRA STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP SEMINARS ON THE WASTE CARRIERS/STOP, SEARCH AND SEIZURE CONSULTATION Defra launched a second consultation on 13 June 08 on Controls on the Handling Transfer and Transport of Waste. The consultation closes on 8 September 2008. A small number of seminars are being held in August and September aimed at local authorities, the […]

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Cabbage Stalks in Waste: Man Considered Recycling Offender

Cabbage stalks prompt garbage penalty NORWICH, England, May 18 (UPI) — Officials in Norwich, England, have tagged a man as a repeat recycling offender for placing cabbage stalks in his waste bin, the 73-year-old says. Barry Freezer said after he placed the stalks of his homegrown cabbage into his garden waste bin, trash officials refused […]

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Veolia Grows Despite Slow UK Economy

Veolia reports growth in “unfavourable” economy The French utilities company which owns Veolia Environmental Services UK has posted strong financial results for 2007 – despite “unfavourable” market conditions. Veolia Environnement has reported that in the year up until December 31 2007, its global revenue increased by 14% – from the equivalent of £21.7 billion in […]

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UK Waste Co. Biffa Reports Good Progress in the First Half 2007

“In a period in which the Group has implemented substantial changes in preparation for the pre-treatment regulations which came into effect at the end of October, we are pleased to report good growth in revenues, operating profit, adjusted earnings and free cash flow in the first half of this year” Martin Bettington, Chief Executive Officer […]

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