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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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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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Wales Succeeds in Reducing Landfill Waste

Figures announced today reveal that every local authority in Wales has met strict limits, set by the Assembly Government, on the amount of biodegradable waste it can send to landfill sites. Wales, as a whole is also currently within its 2009/10 target set by Europe. The Landfill Allowances Scheme (LAS) limits the amount of biodegradable […]

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Resurfacing Technique Saves the Planet

Insitu recycling of a damaged road surface near Peterborough provided a perfect solution for the local environmentally friendly council.  This is part of a report published in the Highways magazine June 2008. I won’t publish it all here for copyright reasons. (It may be available at http://www.highways-mag.co.uk/ )   Cambridgeshire County Council is believed to […]

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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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Waste Transfer Stations: Dead, or Alive and Kicking Inside MRFs and MBTs?

Transfer Stations – Are They Dead, or are they Alive and Living Under a New Name? Yes! Read on to find our where! Waste Transfer Stations are in reality just conveniently situated depots where refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) discharge their loads to avoid collection vehicles travelling uneconomic and unnecessary distances to distant landfills. The waste […]

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First UK Site Waste Management Plan Template (SWMP) Issued by WRAP in 2008

The following is our archived post in which we introduced the idea of a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) template, which would be used to develop consistently high quality Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) at the start of all contrcution projects over £300,000 in value. “WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has launched (on 26 […]

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Site Waste Management Plans Become Legal Requirement in April

Are any of our subscribers UK construction contractors? If so, are you ready for the new requirement for compulsory Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs)? The Waster has been trying to get his head around the new requirements and has posted a video to the Landfill-Site Web Site for general use. OK, all this infomation is […]

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