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Landfill Mining

SOURCE: CIWM, OCTOBER 2008 With commodity prices rising at unprecedented rates the viability of landfill mining is now being looked at seriously, with landfills regarded as untapped mines of valuable resources, such as plastics and metals. >> Their exploitation will raise interesting legal issues. The concept of waste remaining waste until recovered or disposed of […]

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The legal definition of “waste” – the quest for clarity

Source: CIWM, December 2010 The legal definition of “waste” has always been a bit of a nightmare for those in the industry who seek innovatively to do intelligent things with waste and other “residues”, but struggle to make a case for “product”’ status.  Where commercially useful residues are deemed by regulators to be “waste”, then […]

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Future Irish Landfill Capacity Inadequate – Herald Newspaper Report

Rubbish dumps set to overflow as waste levels grow National News Home Herald.ie By Kevin Doyle Monday November 17 2008 Ireland country is heading for a major landfill crisis. Within the next two years, almost a third of Ireland’s 35 landfills will be overflowing with rubbish. According to figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

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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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DEFRA to Hold Consultation Workshops on Revised Waste Exemptions from Environmental Permitting

Defra, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Environment Agency are reviewing the waste exemptions from environmental permitting. The aim of the review is to provide a more risk based and proportionate approach to the regulation of waste recovery and disposal operations, complementing the new environmental permitting regime. The consultation detailing these proposed changes was released […]

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