EU Roadmap Will Ensure That Waste is Managed as a Resource By 2020, and with residual waste close to zero in 2014
Plastc bag tax failure: The volume of plastic carrier bags might go down when they are taxed, but consumption of alternatives rises. The result’s that limited resources are exhausted faster and more material goes to dump.
Â Although in 2009 the current concept of “end of waste” protocols did not exist in any real form, this CIWM posting did provide some help to the waste industry to alleviate concerns that gasification gases could be burnt without all the complexities of the WID applying. Image byÂ USAID_IMAGESÂ via Flickr SOURCE: CIWM, FEBRUARY 2009 […]
The near meltdown of reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan has re-fuelled the renewables vs. nuclear debate, bringing the complex economics of low-carbon energy generation back to the fore. We take a look at the impact of the disaster on the cost of nuclear energy generation, and question what this could mean […]
Source: CIWM, December 2010 The legal definition of â€œwasteâ€ 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”â€™ status. Where commercially useful residues are deemed by regulators to be â€œwasteâ€, then […]
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), […]
The following shows that it can be hardÂ 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 […]
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 […]