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Archive | September, 2007

10 Years of UK Community Funding from Landfill Tax Celebrated by WRG

Landfill operators can “fulfill social responsibilities” by generating cash to help community projects, the chief executive of the Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has said. Jim Meredith, made his comments as he gave a speech at the 10th anniversary party of WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited), in RSA London this week, where he praised the efforts […]

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More News on LATS Disappointment for Councils

The present position is that Councils have a “large safety net” against not achieving EU landfill targets. The extent of the “collapse” of the LATS market has been emerging more clearly over the last week. Two of the UK’s largest waste disposal authorities have revealed that they hold a “substantial surplus” of landfill allowances available. Such […]

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Scotland Sustainable Waste Management Report

Audit Scotland have released a Sustainable Waste Management report which says recycling rates have gone up, with around a quarter of municipal waste now being recycled. However for Scotland to meet EU Landfill Directive and Scottish Government targets, councils will need to increase their recycling rates and achieve rapid reductions in the volumes of waste […]

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Landfill Allowances Trading Scheme Flops Disappointingly

Disappointment over “worthless” landfill allowances: Councils that invested early in diverting waste from landfill have spoken of their disappointment that landfill allowance values remain “virtually worthless” in the third year of the LATS scheme. “If the UK government doesn’t seem to be enforcing fines, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to buy LATS, so […]

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Businesses “Unprepared” for Landfill Rule Changes

Most UK businesses are “completely unprepared” for major new waste regulations coming in on October 31, requiring waste to be “pre-treated” before it is sent to landfill. That is the view of business advisory company Grant Thornton, which said the “vast majority” of companies in this country are not ready for the legislation, which will […]

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Conference: Generating Energy from Residual Waste

* Policies   * Treatments   *Technologies Thursday 11 October 2007   SAS Radisson Hotel, Dublin Accessible through a range of treatments and technologies, residual waste – particularly the biodegradable element of it – can be a valuable, low-carbon, energy source. This top-level conference considers the energy potential of Ireland’s residual waste – that which is left […]

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43% of Waste Technologies “Unproven” in United Kingdom

Almost half of waste treatment solutions on the UK market have not been “proven” to work effectively, a newly-published report has revealed. Gloucestershire-based consultancy firm Juniper analysed around 300 processes offered by companies across 25 countries for the report, as well as the individual companies offering the technology. It said the aim was to provide […]

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