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Archive | March, 2009

Going Green is Confusing – Defra Announces a New Body To Help Organisations and Households

Defra Announces Body to Help Businesses and Communities Go Green Defra has announced a new body to help businesses and communities go green Defra is bringing together a range of bodies under WRAP’s leadership to provide a one-stop-shop to help businesses, organisations and households become more resource efficient, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. The […]

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Wiltshire UK Council Approves Hills MBT Plant

23-03-2009 Wiltshire county council has given the go-ahead for Marlborough-based waste management company Hills Group to build a £15 million mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility at Westbury. The county council awarded planning permission last week (March 18) for Hills to develop the 45,000 tonne-a-year capacity plant, which will be known as the Northacre Recovery Centre, […]

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GMWDA and Cumbria Still to Announce PFI Deal as Financial Year Closes

The Waster was hoping to hear that the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and Cumbria have completed their PFI deals, but time to achieve the goal of signing within the 2008/9 financial year is fast evaporating. Here is what the New Civil Engineer magazine was saying back in February: Manchester waste PFI deal to be […]

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Welsh Drive to Further Reduce Waste Sent to Landfill

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a £800,000 package to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills in Wales of which £100,000 to help Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. In Merthyr Tydfil, the funding will be used for a door-knocking campaign to encourage more households to recycle. The remainder of the £800,000 […]

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