resource management

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority Signs £640 Million PFI Deal with Veolia

The Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) announced on May 19 that it has signed its £640 million waste and recycling contract with Veolia Environmental Services.

MBT in Germany is in the Best of Health

German MBT leader stands up in defence of Mechanical Biological Treatment.

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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!

Recycling Stockpile Mountain Grows in UK Market Collapse

Article extract from the UK Telegraph newspaper: Mountains of recycled rubbish spring up across UK as market for waste collapses. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of unwanted recycling is being stockpiled as contractors struggle to sell off used cans, newspapers and cardboard collected from households. By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor, and Caroline Gammell Last Updated: […]

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 […]

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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First Use of Biomethane – Upgraded Biogas Gas Used 1st by Camden Council, London

The historic first use of biomethane (now known as rCNG) in a council vehicle in the UK was in the London Borough of Camden. The fuel is now increasingly used for powering buses. A main reason for using it is its comparatively clean burning characteristics, which make it a far cleaner fuel than diesel. Back […]