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Archive | August, 2008

Resurfacing Technique Saves the Planet

Insitu recycling of a damaged road surface near Peterborough provided a perfect solution for the local environmentally friendly council.  This is part of a report published in the Highways magazine June 2008. I won’t publish it all here for copyright reasons. (It may be available at http://www.highways-mag.co.uk/ )   Cambridgeshire County Council is believed to […]

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Is the Entire Waste and Resource Management Industry Losing Out by Failing to Innovate in Integrated IT Systems?

The challenges facing the UK waste industry, both within their main business functions, and internally within their own organisations have never been greater, and one of the most pressing is always to practice what they preach. The pressure on companies (and indeed local authorities) to continue to escalate the efficiency in which they reduce, recover […]

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Lords will Ask for for Variable VAT to Cut Landfill Further

Stop picking on householders By John Oates of The Register Published Wednesday 20th August 2008 11:42 GMT The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has said the government should do more to encourage businesses to recycle and reduce waste and take the focus away from householders. Recent attempts to reduce domestic waste by weighing […]

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Waste Carriers Invited to Participate in Consultation Seminars

DEFRA STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP SEMINARS ON THE WASTE CARRIERS/STOP, SEARCH AND SEIZURE CONSULTATION Defra launched a second consultation on 13 June 08 on Controls on the Handling Transfer and Transport of Waste. The consultation closes on 8 September 2008. A small number of seminars are being held in August and September aimed at local authorities, the […]

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LATS Allowances “Worthless” as Councils Achieve Targets

Councils write off “worthless” landfill allowances 28-07-2008 A new LATS market place is to be launched later this year, but both levels of trading and prices remain low, forcing many waste disposal authorities to write off their ever-growing amounts of surplus allowances. The government-funded Regional Improvement & Efficiency Partnerships, led by Improvement Efficiency South East, […]

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