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Site Waste Management Plans No Longer a UK Legal Requirement

Update: Please note that Site Waste Management Plan preparation requirements have been repealed by the UK government and there is no UK Legal Requirement to produce them. The original article follows: Are any of our subscribers UK construction contractors? If so, are you ready for the new requirement for compulsory Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs)? […]

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Irish Government Concentrates on Reducing Waste Generated

WASTE PREVENTION THE PRIORITY Ireland will have opportunity to develop and apply best practice models. “We should recycle and recover all our waste – but we must generate less waste to recycle”.  This was the key message delivered by Mr. Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government […]

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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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Huge Reduction in UK Hazardous Waste to Landfill

UK Hazardous Waste to Landfill have reduced by 60% - January edition of Envirotech Magazine (Peebles Media). The tonnage of hazardous waste being sent to landfill has plummeted by 60% since 2004, and more of it is being treated and recycled. These are the conclusions drawn by Envirotech Magazine from the latest figures revealed by the Environment Agency. […]

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The Problem with Recycling It’s Ineffective to Fight Climate Change

The Problem with Recycling, as presently practised throughout the EU, is it’s ineffective to fight climate change. It’s not just the WastersBlog saying this. The UK Environment Agency has been saying it! Nothing has changed since we first posted the following article on this subject back in 2007, except the problems are now more acute! […]

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