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Archive | January, 2008

Danger of Ireland Missing EU Target for Biodegradable Waste Diversion from Landfill

Ireland is now in significant danger of missing its 2010 target for diverting biodegradable municipal waste from landfill, according to the National Waste Report 2006 – published by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Overall, the report shows that, although the quantity of waste that was recycled increased between 2005 and 2006, so, too, did the […]

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South Wales Company has Answer to Recycling Product Manufacture and Landfill Diversion?

From waste to resource: an environmentally friendly solution to a worldwide problem A Welsh company claims that it has developed a process to turn mixed solid waste into a new encapsulated, inert, recycled material with a huge variety of potential applications. It is clear that what’s needed is an energy efficient process that can be […]

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In the US Veolia Wins National Landfill Methane EPA Award

Veolia Environmental Services and Beacon Landfill Gas Holdings Wins National EPA Award BusinessWire, Comtex KERSEY, Pa., Jan 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) is pleased to announce that the high Btu landfill gas project installed on its Greentree Landfill was chosen as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (EPA […]

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Huge Reduction in UK Hazardous Waste to Landfill

UK Hazardous Waste to Landfill have reduced by 60% – January edition of Envirotech Magazine (Peebles Media). The tonnage of hazardous waste being sent to landfill has plummeted by 60% since 2004, and more of it is being treated and recycled. These are the conclusions drawn by Envirotech Magazine from the latest figures revealed by the Environment Agency. […]

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Slough Biomass Plant in £49m Bought by Energy Giant

Energy giant buys deal. 02-01-2008 Scottish and Southern Energy has acquired Slough Heat and Power, which runs one of the UK’s largest biomass plants using wastes to generate energy, in a £49.25 million deal. Slough Heat and Power, which operates a combined heat and power plant, has been acquired by Scottish and Southern Energy. The power […]

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