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Archive | September, 2006

High return for anaerobic digestion, operator claims

“The operator of one of the first full-scale anaerobic digestion plants to treat household waste in the UK has revealed a “strong economic return” for its initial investment.” – Michael Chesshire. Greenfinch Ltd, which opened its plant in South Shropshire earlier this year, said on Tuesday that plants processing 15,000 tonnes a year could cost […]

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Cost benefits for separate food and green waste collections

Speakers at a Composting Association seminar have championed the financial benefits of collecting food waste and garden waste separately. Addressing a London audience on Wednesday, experts suggested a major increase in food waste collections would be needed to meet the requirements of the government’s Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme. The scheme forces councils to cut the […]

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Sale of Waste Recycling Group to FCC is successfully completed

WRG Holdings has announced that it has today (27 September) completed the sale of Waste Recycling Group (other than its waste to energy business) to Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A. (FCC), one of Spain’s leading construction and services groups. Jim Meredith, Chief Executive of Waste Recycling Group, commented: “From today, WRG faces an exciting […]

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Work Starts on WRAP-Funded In-Vessel Composting Facility

A £3million project for the construction of a new in-vessel composting facility, supported by £560,000 of WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) funding, has begun in Derbyshire. The tunnel composting facility, at Etwall in Derbyshire, will be constructed at Biffa’s existing garden waste composting site and is the fourth in-vessel operation to have received […]

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Home composting generates greenhouse gas, academics warn

Home composting efforts may be doing more harm than good in the fight against global warming, writes James Cartledge. As many as three-quarters of homes composting their own garden clippings and vegetable peelings are not aerating their compost heaps or composting bins properly, according to claims made yesterday. Millions of homes are now actively composting […]

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Enviros provides Defra with a Model Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme Agreement

UK Waste Management: Defra commissioned Enviros and Nabarro Nathanson (as Enviros’ legal subcontractor) to provide a Model Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) Trading Agreement to assist UK local authorities in drawing up formal contracts when trading their allowances The Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) is one of the UK government’s key measures to reduce the […]

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