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Archive | October, 2008

EU Confirms Landfill is the Last Place You Should Put Waste

Landfill officially a “last resort” option for EU EU environment ministers have officially approved a new framework for waste management across their 27 member countries, including a five-step hierarchy for waste treatment which classes “energy-efficient waste incineration a recovery operation”. The directive also sets new recycling targets. By 2020, EU member states must recycle 50% […]

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List of Top Waste Contractors (UK)

The New Civil engineer Magazine, which is the weekly news magazine of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineers, provides through eMapInform an annual contractor listing and ranking report across all civil engineering construction disciplines. This years edition provides the following list of the top twenty waste contractors, which in this context means a ranking of […]

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Recent Conferences Feature on Reducing Waste to Landfill

There have been a number of events and conferences that have taken place so far this Autumn in the waste field that have been set up with the key driver of reducing waste sent to landfill. The UK government’s Defra funded New Technology Demonstrator Programme (NTDP) features in many of the events. The NTDP sets […]

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Major UK Contractors Sign Up to Halving Their Landfilled Waste by 2012

Published: 17 October 2008 10:19 Author: John McKenna Government has a 2012 target of halving construction waste to landfill Several of the industry’s leading contractors yesterday signed up to a Government-backed initiative to halve the amount of construction waste sent to landfill by 2012. Bovis Lend Lease, Laing O’Rourke and Stanhope were among the clients, […]

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New Era for Landfill Gas Use Dawns

London’s First Biogas Fueling Station Installed at London Borough of Camden’s York Way Depot LONDON, October 20 /PRNewswire/ — Gasrec Commercial Trial With Veolia and Iveco Enters Next Phase In August, Gasrec, the UK’s first commercial producer of liquid biomethane fuel, Veolia Environmental Services, the UK’s largest waste management company, and full range commercial vehicle […]

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Time to Send in Your Abstracts for the Next Sardinia Conference

Call for Abstracts for the Twelfth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 5 – 9 October 2009, S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy The organisers of the top Waste and resource management conference are once again seeking papers from experts in their fields. To write a good quality paper and present it at the […]

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Peter Jones’ Vision of Landfill Mining as Raw Materials Scarcity Rises

Could Landfills Resurrect Britain’s Mining Industry? Source: Edie.Net Robots: the future of British mining? Imagine an air-tight dome with teams of robots working alongside people in space suits as they sift through the corrosive waste of past generations, looking for scraps of plastic and nuggets of precious metals. This isn’t the opening scene of the […]

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Construction Waste Standard Launched in Wales

02-10-2008 from LetsRecycle News Companies handling construction waste in Wales can now sign up to a standard recognising that they are disposing of it correctly and in line with their Duty of Care. Launched by Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) and Jane Davidson, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, the ‘Green Compass’ standard is the […]

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