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Danger of Ireland Missing EU Target for Biodegradable Waste Diversion from Landfill

Ireland is now in significant danger of missing its 2010 target for diverting biodegradable municipal waste from landfill, according to the National Waste Report 2006 – published by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. Overall, the report shows that, although the quantity of waste that was recycled increased between 2005 and 2006, so, too, did the […]

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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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Union-Tribune: Less Waste More Proof US Economy is Taking a Trashing

Union-Tribune: Practically everyone knows the local housing industry has hit the skids and the nation is flirting with a recession.But they probably don’t realize how those challenges are reflected in recycling bins and landfills. That’s right. The waste stream is providing ton after ton of evidence that the economy is in the dumps. From less […]

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Inert Waste Review

Defra, WAG and the Environment Agency are undertaking a review of the regulation of inert waste. The review aims to develop a more proportionate and risk based approach to inert waste regulation. Specifically the review looks at inert waste exemptions, creation of a level playing field between different activities involving inert waste, inconsistencies within the […]

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Landfill Gas Utilisation – US Still Waking Up to LFG Profits and LMOP

In 2007, when we first posted this article about Landfill Gas Utilisation for LFG Profits, we said that the US was still waking up to the potential to make money from collecting and selling landfill gas energy. However, it was not until 10 years later in 2017, that the US government instigated the LMOP programme. LMOP […]

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Web site subscribers: Welcome!

We welcome our first batch of Waste Technology Web Site subscribers to the Wasters Blog. We hope that you will find our new blog interesting and useful. Please do post your comments – we like feedback. It’s easy. Click on the “Comments” or “No comments” wording below any posting and a new page will open […]

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