recycling

What Does a Zero Waste Policy Really Mean?

Most of the localities which have signed up to ‘zero waste’ have been consulted, and have adopted a so-called Zero Waste to landfill policy for the future, however, none of the places in question seemed to be planning an increase in waste diversion which would allow zero waste to become a reality.

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Coalition Moves to Stop Labour “Pay as You Throw” Waste Charges

“Pay as you throw” charges for household waste have been ruled out by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Welsh Drive to Further Reduce Waste Sent to Landfill

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a £800,000 package to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills in Wales of which £100,000 to help Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. In Merthyr Tydfil, the funding will be used for a door-knocking campaign to encourage more households to recycle.
The remainder of the £800,000 is expected to be used to support plastics recycling in Wales and develop “Zero waste places”.

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Waste in 2008 a Review of the Year in UK Rubbish

A summary of the year in blogging at the Wastersblog. The Waster says what he thinks about EU Legislation, the recession in recycling which has produced the recycling cost scandal, and the wisdom of the UK in signing up as it did to the Landfill Directive reluctantly and only in exchange for a deal with the Spanish on fishing quotas!

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% […]