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Archive | July, 2006

Are we doing enough Life Cycle Analysis before choosing to Recycle

The Waster has been reading about a scheme which has been introduced in the UK for plastic lined cardboard containers. Apparently anyone who wants to recycle these can contact the manufacturer who will send a special cardboard package to the member of the public by post. Once the recipient has cleaned, washed, dried and then […]

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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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Left to right: The Waster, Howard Robinson, CIWM President Keith Simmonite, and Jonty Olufsen receive the James Jackson Medal.

Waster Awarded CIWM Medal

The Waster could not resist this one! Please excuse the blatant self publicity, and the fact that it has taken over a month to get hold of the picture file – which makes this rather old News… During the CIWM Dinner in June, Steve Last (Waster), Howard Robinson, and Jonty Olufsen were awarded the James […]

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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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Veolia Environmental Services wins the PEEL People’s Cup

Released on 3 July 2006 Leading waste management company, Veolia Environmental Services, is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious PEEL People’s Cup for its Highmoor Landfill Site near Oldham. Run by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), the annual PEEL People’s Cup is awarded to the landfill site operating team adjudged to be the best […]

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No More Landfilling Tyres – Tread Carefully!

Landfill businesses were being reminded, at the start of the week, that used tyres can no longer be sent to landfills from 16 July 2006 when new regulations come into force across England and Wales. More… The question arose amonst those not directly involved in operating landfills as to where these tyres will now go! The Environment […]

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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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