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Excavator removes Waste in 2008 to illustrate our Review of the Year in UK Rubbish.

First UK Site Waste Management Plan Template (SWMP) Issued by WRAP in 2008

The following is our archived post in which we introduced the idea of a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) template, which would be used to develop consistently high quality Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) at the start of all constrcution projects over £300,000 in value. “WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has launched (on 26 […]

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Landfill Gas Utilisation – US Still Waking Up to LFG Profits and LMOP

In 2007, when we first posted this article about Landfill Gas Utilisation for LFG Profits, we said that the US was still waking up to the potential to make money from collecting and selling landfill gas energy. However, it was not until 10 years later in 2017, that the US government instigated the LMOP programme. LMOP […]

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The Problem with Recycling It’s Ineffective to Fight Climate Change

The Problem with Recycling, as presently practised throughout the EU, is it’s ineffective to fight climate change. It’s not just the WastersBlog saying this. The UK Environment Agency has been saying it! Nothing has changed since we first posted the following article on this subject back in 2007, except that the problems are now more […]

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Anaerobic Digestion “Big Opportunity” for Municipal Waste

Urban-based local authorities should consider the anaerobic digestion big opportunity, as an alternative to in-vessel composting for the recycling of municipal biodegradable food waste, according to researchers at WRAP. Speaking today (23 April 2007) at the annual Recycling and Waste Forum in Birmingham on Thursday, WRAP’s organics supply programme manager Louise Hollingworth said: “In-vessel composting […]

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