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Archive | May, 2007

UK Waste Strategy 2007 Published

We have added just one post about the New Waste Strategy which has just been published: To find out more about the Waste Strategy 2007 we recommend a visit to the Letsrecycle web site here.  STRATEGY: Specific material type landfill bans on agenda The first three chapters of Waste Strategy 2007 contain a number of key […]

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Agency Dismisses Recycling Efforts to Fight Climate Change

Just days before the release of a new English waste strategy, the Environment Agency has issued a statement that “recycling does not really contribute much to tackling climate change”. The statement came from its chief executive, Barbara Young, who also challenged people who say that recycling is their main contribution to tackling climate change to […]

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NORTHERN IRELAND INTERIM GUIDANCE ON LANDFILL CLOSURE: CAPPING AND RESTORATION

The Environment and Heritage Service has released Interim Guidance on Landfill Closure, Capping and Restoration, for EHS staff and operators. The procedures may be applied to both existing and new landfill sites. The guidance document sets out a brief overview of the main aspects to be considered when establishing the capping standards at landfill sites. […]

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CIWM North East Centre Food For Thought Waste Seminar

Will take place on Friday 25 May at Millshaw Leeds, the seminar will examine the current waste  practices, explore latest technology advances, and identify opportunities for industries and Local Authorities to work collaboratively in achieving cost reductions and revenue gains. Click here for details.

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Flame from Green Compost Container Kills Elderly Man

BRUSSELS – A spontaneous flame from a green box/compost container has cost the life of an 81-year-old man from the Flemish town of Hamme. It is possible that explosive gases had built up in the green box/compost container. The flame caught fire on the man’s clothes, which then burned him. "Next to the vegetables, fruit […]

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