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391,000 Tonnes/yr of Landfill Waste Diverted in DEFRA PFI Deal

£181.6m for project to save 391,000 tonnes of landfill waste Waste facilities in Leicestershire and the South West will see major improvements thanks to a combined £181.6 million in funding announced by Defra today. In Leicestershire, the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project is expecting to divert 98,000 tonnes of Biodegradable Municipal Waste from landfill in […]

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Lords will Ask for for Variable VAT to Cut Landfill Further

Stop picking on householders By John Oates of The Register Published Wednesday 20th August 2008 11:42 GMT The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has said the government should do more to encourage businesses to recycle and reduce waste and take the focus away from householders. Recent attempts to reduce domestic waste by weighing […]

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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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UK Waste to Landfill IS Reducing EA Says

The Environment Agency has released Waste Data Update from 2006. The Waste Data Update shows nearly 20 percent less waste has been sent to landfill since 2000. Waste Data Update 2006 is an annual report produced using data routinely collect by the Environment Agency from waste management sites it regulates.  For the press release see […]

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Dane County, Wisconsin Plans Bio-reactor Landfill

Wisconsin State Journal – Landfill will get longer life; bioreactor planned - by Ron Seely With space left for just six years worth of garbage in the Dane County Landfill, officials are on the verge of re-engineering the 76-acre site to install a controversial system that will hasten the decomposition of waste and extend the operation […]

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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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Zero Waste Target for Scotland

The Environment Secretary for Scotland has announced ambitious new plans for waste management in Scotland. New targets of 60 percent recycling by 2020 and 70 percent by 2025 have been proposed, no more than 25 percent of waste is to be used to generate energy, while municipal waste being sent to landfill is to be […]

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South Wales Company has Answer to Recycling Product Manufacture and Landfill Diversion?

From waste to resource: an environmentally friendly solution to a worldwide problem A Welsh company claims that it has developed a process to turn mixed solid waste into a new encapsulated, inert, recycled material with a huge variety of potential applications. It is clear that what’s needed is an energy efficient process that can be […]

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