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UK Pre-Budget Report and How it Affects Waste and Resource Management

Waste@Westminster News CHANCELLOR ISSUES PRE-BUDGET REPORT The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling MP, has issued the pre-budget report for 2009, emphasising the Government’s desire not to let the current economic downturn impact on spending on renewable energy and other environmental projects. “Action to achieve environmental goals remains a high priority,” he stated in his […]

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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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DEFRA UK Publishes New Waste Design Guide

A new Waste Design Guide titled; “Designing Waste Facilities, a key guide to modern design in waste”, has been produced by Enviros Consulting for Defra, in partnership with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). This new document is expected to become a key reference document for waste professionals in the UK and […]

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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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List of Top Waste Contractors UK

Here is our list of List of Top Waste Contractors UK operating in the United Kingdom. The New Civil engineer Magazine, which is the weekly news magazine of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineers, provides through eMapInform an annual contractor listing and ranking report across all civil engineering construction disciplines. This years edition provides the […]

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New Era for Landfill Gas Use Dawns

London’s First Biogas Fueling Station Installed at London Borough of Camden’s York Way Depot LONDON, October 20 /PRNewswire/ — Gasrec Commercial Trial With Veolia and Iveco Enters Next Phase In August, Gasrec, the UK’s first commercial producer of liquid biomethane fuel, Veolia Environmental Services, the UK’s largest waste management company, and full range commercial vehicle […]

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Carbon Storage – A Renaissance for Landfill?

The Waster always likes to hear good news about landfill. So he was delighted to be able to pass this on… Global Warming Solution: Landfill Forests? Study: Growing, Then Burying, Trees To Stop Carbon Buildup The whole problem with global warming starts with digging up and burning the carbon from plants and animals, in the […]

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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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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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