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Landfill Reduction: New Zealand Should Copy Danes for More Recycling

Recycling Danes show way by laying waste to landfill issue By Angela Gregory, New Zealand Herald New Zealand could learn lessons from Denmark, a country with a similar-sized population that has cut its landfills by more than 1000 in the past 30 years, says a visiting waste management expert. Peter Heydorn, a Danish environmental engineer, […]

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391,000 Tonnes/yr of Landfill Waste Diverted in DEFRA PFI Deal

£181.6m for project to save 391,000 tonnes of landfill waste Waste facilities in Leicestershire and the South West will see major improvements thanks to a combined £181.6 million in funding announced by Defra today. In Leicestershire, the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project is expecting to divert 98,000 tonnes of Biodegradable Municipal Waste from landfill in […]

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Wales Succeeds in Reducing Landfill Waste

Figures announced today reveal that every local authority in Wales has met strict limits, set by the Assembly Government, on the amount of biodegradable waste it can send to landfill sites. Wales, as a whole is also currently within its 2009/10 target set by Europe. The Landfill Allowances Scheme (LAS) limits the amount of biodegradable […]

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Resurfacing Technique Saves the Planet

Insitu recycling of a damaged road surface near Peterborough provided a perfect solution for the local environmentally friendly council.  This is part of a report published in the Highways magazine June 2008. I won’t publish it all here for copyright reasons. (It may be available at http://www.highways-mag.co.uk/ )   Cambridgeshire County Council is believed to […]

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Lords will Ask for for Variable VAT to Cut Landfill Further

Stop picking on householders By John Oates of The Register Published Wednesday 20th August 2008 11:42 GMT The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has said the government should do more to encourage businesses to recycle and reduce waste and take the focus away from householders. Recent attempts to reduce domestic waste by weighing […]

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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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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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Waste Emissions from Household Waste Forecast to Fall

Waste Emissions meaning greenhouse gas emissions produced from Europe’s household waste are set to drop “significantly” by 2020, according to the first study into the net impact of Europe’s waste on climate change. Is what we reported in February 2008. Back in 2008, we said: Forecast Shows Waste Emissions from Household Waste Will Fall Landfill […]

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