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Archive | March, 2007

The Sustainable Compost Market Finally Gets Started?

Viridor responds to good demand for compost in South West Viridor Waste Management could build up to three new composting plants in Somerset and Devon – responding to the huge demand for compost in the region and new council food waste collections. The Taunton-based waste firm, which already runs three in-vessel composting sites in Devon […]

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UK Budget Misses Some Big Environmental Opportunities

An initial reading of yesterday’s budget suggests that although in some areas the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Brown has brought forward green taxation, there is nothing which specifically assists the introduction of waste technologies. The rise in landfill tax is welcome as it will continue to make waste processing options look less expensive than they […]

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Electronics Sector “Confusion” as WEEE Deadline Arrives

(15.03.07) Thousands of electronics companies based in the UK could be unwittingly breaking the law after today, if they have not signed up to a recycling scheme for waste electronics. Under new producer responsibility regulations – called the WEEE Regulations – all manufacturers, importers or re-branders of electrical goods must register with one of the […]

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Quality Protocol Published for Composting Industry

(15.03.07) The Quality Protocol for Compost was published today, promising to cut red tape for composting companies and help them market their compost as a quality product. Developed by the Environment Agency and the Waste and Resources Action Programme, it has also had input from the Composting Association and the National Farmers Union. The Protocol […]

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Buckinghamshire Drops Composting Firm After Odour Complaints

Buckinghamshire county council is to replace the operator of its flagship High Heavens composting facility, following prolonged odour problems at the site. The county authority has revealed that Terra Eco – which is the composting arm of Thames Water – has agreed to hand over its 7-year contract to operate the High Wycombe site to […]

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How to Deliver a Resource Management Strategy

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) have launched a report by leading engineers, advising the Government to work more closely with its own departments, local government and the private sector, to ensure better use of the UK’s household and construction waste. The report argues that climate change could […]

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