Every major city in Britain with a university student housing quarter experiences students who are irresponsible about disposing of their waste, but there is very little within the waste collection industry by the way of planning or systems in place to ensure that the problem is dealt with effectively at each end of college year.
Most of the localities which have signed up to ‘zero waste’ have been consulted, and have adopted a so-called Zero Waste to landfill policy for the future, however, none of the places in question seemed to be planning an increase in waste diversion which would allow zero waste to become a reality.
Waste for landfill reduced by 3.1% since last year. How much is truly related to increased recycling and how much to the recession is not known.
SEPA has announced that plasterboard that meets BSI PAS109:2008 won’t count as waste. This is very encouraging to the recycling companies invloved.
Our politicians have committed England and Wales to a target of zero waste in the future. Similar intentions have been in place in Scotland for somewhat longer. The next step will be additional regulations to limit the use of landfill, because the intent is to do much better than current EU wide legislation and targets […]
Waste Matchers launch SMILE. Waste Matchers – the re-use project – has announced a new service called the SMILE Network. The SMILE Network encourages collaboration between businesses through networking events in order to save costs and help the environment. At these events, businesses can offer items such as surplus products, byproducts, reusable items, office/warehouse space […]
We must now work in partnership to build a zero waste nation – where we scale back the resources we use, reuse and recycle all that we can and only send to the rubbish heap the things that have no other use for. “To do this every one of us – state, local authorities, firms […]
WASTE DIVERSION FROM LANDFILL – A five-year interim residual waste management contract has been won by New Earth Solutions for the West of England Partnership. Of the 120,000 tonnes fed in to the plant, more than 50% will be reduced through losses in mass.
Coca-Cola’s Scottish factory announced plans to completely stop sending waste to landfill by the end of 2011 – another significant step towards making Scotland a zero waste society. The plant in East Kilbride, whose products include Coca-Cola, Fanta, Dr Pepper and Sprite, will improve its recycling facilities and work with an external waste contractor to […]