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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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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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Danger of Ireland Missing EU Target for Biodegradable Waste Diversion from Landfill

Ireland is now in significant danger of missing its 2010 target for diverting biodegradable municipal waste from landfill, according to the National Waste Report 2006 – published by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Overall, the report shows that, although the quantity of waste that was recycled increased between 2005 and 2006, so, too, did the […]

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