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Archive | February, 2007

MEPs Ban Landfilling of All Recyclable Waste by 2020

With all the recent developments in Resource Management in the past few weeks the Wastersblog nearly missed this one. The Waster is reliably informed that last week the European Parliament voted to stop all landfilling of paper, glass, textiles, plastic and metal by 2015, and also by 2020 no recyclable waste will be sent to landfill […]

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Green Party Slams Vista as a Landfill Nightmare

The UK Green Party has released the following Press Release:-  Microsoft’s latest operating system, due for release tomorrow, is defective by design, putting Microsoft and the corporate media in control of your computer. Beneath the gloss they have hidden traps that take away important consumer rights, force expensive and environmentally damaging hardware upgrades. He continued, […]

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Leave No Footprint £4 billion Spend Over 10 Years – London Launch

London Remade launches a solution to transform London’s waste and recycling infrastructure. (21/02/2007) London Remade launched its solution to the capital’s waste and recycling infrastructure problem today at Tate Modern.  The solution, entitled Leave no footprint, will deliver exciting and practical ways to expand recycling capacity, create jobs and supply the market with materials ready […]

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European Parliament Progress On Waste Framework Directive

ESA Welcomes European Parliament’s Progress On Waste Framework Directive Commenting from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ESA Chief Executive Dirk Hazell said, in broadly welcoming today’s votes by the European Parliament at the First Reading of the new Waste Framework Directive:- “Today’s marathon vote was progress in several respects. While some technical aspects (such as […]

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Opportunities in Construction Waste – Conference

Complying with construction waste legislation and identifying resource saving measures. Wednesday 18 April 2007 – Barbican Centre, London Construction waste management can be both daunting and rewarding. Get it wrong, and you will fail increasingly complex legal requirements, face fines and suffer costly delays. But get it right, and you will gain lucrative savings and increase […]

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Enviros joins Alfred McAlpine plc

Enviros was acquired by Alfred McAlpine plc on 1 February 2007. Alfred McAlpine is one of the fastest growing support services organisations in the UK. They develop, finance, design, build, manage and maintain the buildings and infrastructure that enable individuals and organisations across the UK and Ireland to go about their business. Enviros will be […]

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Canada Lagging Behind on Energy From Waste Technologies

Here is a News item from Canada:-     ‘Proven technology turns waste into valuable resource for electricity production’.     TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ – A leading operator of Energy From Waste (EFW) facilities says Canada is missing out on the untapped value of EFW technologies, which uses residential and commercial waste to generate electricity and […]

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Incineration Efficiency Warning Ahead of EU Waste Debate

Local authorities planning to use incinerators to divert waste away from landfill should check that proposals meet forthcoming EU energy efficiency criteria. The warning came ahead of next week’s European Parliament vote in Strasbourg, on a Directive that could shape the next 50 years of EU policy on waste management (see letsrecycle.com story).  If you […]

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Fire Damaged MRF at Kirkless Reopens After Fire

Kirkless reopens after fire refurbishment Kirkless Materials Recycling Facility and Civic Amenity Site in Wigan, which was nearly destroyed last year by fire, is once again fully operational following a £1.5 million refit. The flagship operation, built and managed by Waste Recycling Group on behalf of Wigan Borough Council, was reopened this week by Mayor […]

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