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MBT Composting is Unjustified and a Waste of Money

Back in the 1990s the European Union (EU) passed a directive which must be complied with by all member states, with heavy fines for non-compliance. The stated aim was to substantially reduce landfilling and in particular the amount of organic matter being sent to landfill. Now, for improving the sustainability of the economies of Europe […]

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EU Awareness of Food and Garden Waste Management Benefits Increases

It has emerged that the European Parliament’s environment committee is set to consider a draft report (April 28) drawn up by one of its members that urges the European Commission to develop proposals for a specific bio-waste directive by the end of 2010. Bio-waste management (AD and Composting) has economic benefits which should be utilised […]

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Wiltshire UK Council Approves Hills MBT Plant Westbury Update

It’s nearly 10 years ago since we reported that the Hills MBT Plant Westbury had received the go-ahead for a new mechanical biological plant, and our original press release is shown below. So, what happened subsequently? Read-on past the press released and you will find out: Press Release: 23-03-2009 Wiltshire county council has given the go-ahead […]

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Derby MSW Gasification Project – Energos Preferred Bidder to UU/Interserve

Energos Appointed Preferred Bidder to Derby Gasification Project 26-01-2009 Gasification specialists Energos have been appointed to provide the technology for a multi-million pound waste treatment facility being built in Derby. The company, which is part of Manchester-based renewable energy firm ENER-G, will help to develop a 140,000 tonne-a-year gasification facility on Sinfin Lane in Derby […]

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Compost Like Output Restoration Material Must go to Landfill – EA Decides

The following shows that it can be hard driving a new waste treatment technology forward as an organisation participating in one of Defra’s Demonstrator Projects, and things possibly don’t always go quite as expected. Nevertheless, this is exactly why public money is being well spent when put into these projects. Defra Demonstrator Projects are full scale […]

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