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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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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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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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Slough Biomass Plant in £49m Bought by Energy Giant

Energy giant buys deal. 02-01-2008 Scottish and Southern Energy has acquired Slough Heat and Power, which runs one of the UK’s largest biomass plants using wastes to generate energy, in a £49.25 million deal. Slough Heat and Power, which operates a combined heat and power plant, has been acquired by Scottish and Southern Energy. The power […]

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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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