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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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DEFRA UK Publishes New Waste Design Guide

A new Waste Design Guide titled; “Designing Waste Facilities, a key guide to modern design in waste”, has been produced by Enviros Consulting for Defra, in partnership with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This new document is expected to become a key reference document for waste professionals in the UK and […]

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European Parliament Approves Certain Soil Re-Uses on Contaminated Land

Technology industry “very pleased” over WFD revisions 09-07-2008 The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) – the trade association for the environmental technology industry – has welcomed revisions to the Waste Framework Directive which were approved by the European Parliament last month. The group’s aim is to maximise opportunities for effective materials recovery without jeopardising environmental standards.  […]

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Eloquent Speech Against Landfill

Protestor gives Churchillian speech More than 150 angry residents filled a public meeting to protest against controversial plans for a new waste tip on the outskirts of Chorley. A planning application has been submitted to Lancashire County Council by disposal giants Biffa for a new landfill site close to its existing site in Abbey Village. […]

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book Now for 2008 US Waste News: Capitol Hill Summit

Now more than ever, legislative and regulatory environmental issues are of vital importance and top-of-mind with today’s business leaders.The Capitol Hill Summit, a new conference to be held February 12-13, 2008 in Washington, D.C., will bring together environmental and waste executives from corporations both large and small, as well as companies that provide environmental services […]

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Assumes Solid Waste Industry Leadership Role With EPA Approval for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., the only solid waste and recycling services company in the American nation who is a member of Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders Program, announced today it has received EPA approval for its greenhouse gas reduction goal. Casella set an aggressive companywide greenhouse gas emissions reduction target at ten percent over seven […]

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Britain Still Throwing Highest Tonnages into Landfills

Britain is still topping Europe in use of landfills. Britain still sends more household waste to landfill than any other European country, council heads warned today. Following new figures issued by Defra last week showing that English councils are now averaging a 30% recycling rate for household waste, the Local Government Association published research today […]

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Friends of the Earth Urges the Government Sort Out UK Waste

Friends of the Earth is calling on the Government to get its policies on waste sorted to boost recycling and composting and avoid building any new incinerators. This follows a fortnight of confusion over whether the Government will allow councils to give financial incentives to those who recycle more. Friends of the Earth’s senior waste […]

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