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UK Planning Bill receives Royal Assent Plus Environment and Transport Bills Moved On

Planning Bill receives Royal Assent… Michael Donnelly, PlanningResource, 27 November 2008 The Planning Bill has completed the legislative process after receiving Royal Assent last night. The government says the Planning Act 2008 will enable decisions on major infrastructure projects in areas such as energy, aviation, road and rail transport, water and waste to be taken […]

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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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Is the Entire Waste and Resource Management Industry Losing Out by Failing to Innovate in Integrated IT Systems?

The challenges facing the UK waste industry, both within their main business functions, and internally within their own organisations have never been greater, and one of the most pressing is always to practice what they preach. The pressure on companies (and indeed local authorities) to continue to escalate the efficiency in which they reduce, recover […]

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Waste Transfer Stations: Dead, or Alive and Kicking Inside MRFs and MBTs?

Transfer Stations – Are They Dead, or are they Alive and Living Under a New Name? Yes! Read on to find our where! Waste Transfer Stations are in reality just conveniently situated depots where refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) discharge their loads to avoid collection vehicles travelling uneconomic and unnecessary distances to distant landfills. The waste […]

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Compost Like Output Restoration Material Must go to Landfill – EA Decides

The following shows that it can be hard driving a new waste treatment technology forward as an organisation participating in one of Defra’s Demonstrator Projects, and things possibly don’t always go quite as expected. Nevertheless, this is exactly why public money is being well spent when put into these projects. Defra Demonstrator Projects are full scale […]

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Forecast Says Emissions From Household Waste Will Fall

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. Landfill sites are believed to be responsible for most of Europe’s current greenhouse gas emissions which derive from household waste. However, the report from the […]

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South Wales Company has Answer to Recycling Product Manufacture and Landfill Diversion?

From waste to resource: an environmentally friendly solution to a worldwide problem A Welsh company claims that it has developed a process to turn mixed solid waste into a new encapsulated, inert, recycled material with a huge variety of potential applications. It is clear that what’s needed is an energy efficient process that can 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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