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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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UK Planning Bill receives Royal Assent Plus Environment and Transport Bills Moved On

Planning Bill receives Royal Assent… Michael Donnelly, PlanningResource, 27 November 2008 The Planning Bill has completed the legislative process after receiving Royal Assent last night. The government says the Planning Act 2008 will enable decisions on major infrastructure projects in areas such as energy, aviation, road and rail transport, water and waste to be taken […]

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DEFRA UK Publishes New Waste Design Guide

A new Waste Design Guide titled; “Designing Waste Facilities, a key guide to modern design in waste”, has been produced by Enviros Consulting for Defra, in partnership with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This new document is expected to become a key reference document for waste professionals in the UK and […]

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Is the Entire Waste and Resource Management Industry Losing Out by Failing to Innovate in Integrated IT Systems?

The challenges facing the UK waste industry, both within their main business functions, and internally within their own organisations have never been greater, and one of the most pressing is always to practice what they preach. The pressure on companies (and indeed local authorities) to continue to escalate the efficiency in which they reduce, recover […]

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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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Compost Like Output Restoration Material Must go to Landfill – EA Decides

The following shows that it can be hard driving a new waste treatment technology forward as an organisation participating in one of Defra’s Demonstrator Projects, and things possibly don’t always go quite as expected. Nevertheless, this is exactly why public money is being well spent when put into these projects. Defra Demonstrator Projects are full scale […]

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Uncertainty Gathers Over Manchester Contract Signing UK

It is looking increasingly unlikely that the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority will sign its £3billion waste treatment contract today, despite plans for a long-awaited financial close. “The negotiations for the new contract are progressing in a positive manner towards a close and the start of the new contract”; said Pam Taylor, GMWDA. On April […]

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US Waste Handling Equipment Manufacturer to Restructure & Close Plants

May 2 — Wastequip, a Cleveland-based company that manufactures equipment and containers for use in the waste handling industry, has announced a restructuring plan that will close several older plants while implementing environmental initiatives.The company hopes the efforts will reduce costs, energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. Wastequip operates 35 manufacturing facilities nationwide. The company […]

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