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Landfill Operator Renews Efforts to Control Landfill Bird Population

After an aircraft landed, amazingly without loss of life, in the Hudson River last week at least one landfill operator close to a flight path has announced additional bird control measures. Read this article about the operators of a Newfoundland landfill who are launching an assault on the area’s large seagull population to help reduce […]

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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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Tyre Bales a Revolutionary Use for Old Car Tyres – PAS 108 Explained

Advantages of BSI PAS 108 Tyre Bales: A New Sustainable Use for a Problem Waste A simple act by WRAP should revolutionise the use of tyre bales in civil engineering and landscape applications, sustainably using this material where otherwise resources would be wasted in their disposal. It will be obvious to our Wastersblog waste management […]

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UK Government to Add Landfill Tax on Contaminated Soils

Contaminated soils to be subject to Landfill Tax The Landfill Tax exemption which applies to waste material arising from the reclamation from contaminated land is to be phased out by 2012, a House of Commons committee agreed on Monday (October 27). The move, which is expected to generate an additional £40 million in revenues for […]

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EU Confirms Landfill is the Last Place You Should Put Waste

Landfill officially a “last resort” option for EU EU environment ministers have officially approved a new framework for waste management across their 27 member countries, including a five-step hierarchy for waste treatment which classes “energy-efficient waste incineration a recovery operation”. The directive also sets new recycling targets. By 2020, EU member states must recycle 50% […]

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Major UK Contractors Sign Up to Halving Their Landfilled Waste by 2012

Published: 17 October 2008 10:19 Author: John McKenna Government has a 2012 target of halving construction waste to landfill Several of the industry’s leading contractors yesterday signed up to a Government-backed initiative to halve the amount of construction waste sent to landfill by 2012. Bovis Lend Lease, Laing O’Rourke and Stanhope were among the clients, […]

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Peter Jones’ Vision of Landfill Mining as Raw Materials Scarcity Rises

Could Landfills Resurrect Britain’s Mining Industry? Source: Edie.Net Robots: the future of British mining? Imagine an air-tight dome with teams of robots working alongside people in space suits as they sift through the corrosive waste of past generations, looking for scraps of plastic and nuggets of precious metals. This isn’t the opening scene of the […]

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Landfill Reduction: New Zealand Should Copy Danes for More Recycling

Recycling Danes show way by laying waste to landfill issue By Angela Gregory, New Zealand Herald New Zealand could learn lessons from Denmark, a country with a similar-sized population that has cut its landfills by more than 1000 in the past 30 years, says a visiting waste management expert. Peter Heydorn, a Danish environmental engineer, […]

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Hearing on Meath Landfill Ireland Deferred

College Proteins has applied under the Irish Strategic Infrastructure Act (SIA) to the board for permission for the development on its existing site in Nobber. On Thursday, the ninth day of the hearing, landowner David Horgan told Oisín Collins for North East Against Incineration that the field was his and he had not been asked […]

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