Each and every one of us can do something to assist our world, beginning right where we are, right now. Not everybody can pay to contribute money or time to a cause. Nevertheless there are limitless techniques that will reduce a person’s contribution to the garbage dump and their resource usage. Mirrors, positioned tactically in […]
The Waster himself has remained a skeptic on the ability of companies to hold true to their bold statements about achieving that utopian aim of “zero waste”. We would all like to think that those suffering from “bad neighbour landfills” on their doorstep, will soon wake-up to find their local landfill closed for good […]
The idea of “zero waste” has now become very popular with the public around much of the world, but is it really so good? Cutting back on the waste that ends up in landfills was always favoured by those that live close to them, and naturally when it was suggested that no waste should go […]
Food waste and keeping it out of landfills has been in the news on both sides of the Atlantic in recent weeks, and with a recent UE report identifying the fact that society is now producing up to 50% of its food only to throw it away, clearly a lot needs to be done. The […]
Zero Waste in its literal interpretation is a fabulous idea (as is even the lesser target of “zero waste to landfill”), but not so easy to achieve. Untold billions are being spent by governments worldwide to increase recycling and reduce the amount of waste which ends up in landfills and good progress has been achieved […]
Every major city in Britain with a university student housing quarter experiences students who are irresponsible about disposing of their waste, but there is very little within the waste collection industry by the way of planning or systems in place to ensure that the problem is dealt with effectively at each end of college year.
Public consultation is starting over plans to process non-recyclable waste in North Wales, possibly building an incineration plant. The plan is to process 150,000 tonnes of non recyclable waste a year Two sites in Deeside and Anglesey have been reserveed in the £800m project. Officers say nothing has been finalised and all ideas are being […]
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.
Waste for landfill reduced by 3.1% since last year. How much is truly related to increased recycling and how much to the recession is not known.