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Archive | December, 2006

EC starts legal action against Member States over Landfill Directive

15-DEC-2006 (Waste Management World – ISWA) The European Commission has decided to start legal action against seven Member States for inadequately transposing the EU’s legislation on the landfill of waste into their national law. The Commission is sending first warning letters to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal. Compliance with the Landfill […]

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Regs on Transport, Shipment And UK Import And Export Of Wastes

Following changes to the EC Waste Shipments Regulations, Defra has issued a consultation paper reviewing the UK Transfrontier Shipment of Regulations and Management plan for exports and imports of wastes. The UK export and import plan proposes to remove the outright ban on export for disposal in limited circumstances and retains the existing requirements on […]

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Call For Papers – ISWA National Congress

Here’s something to think about over the holiday period. Maybe you could write a paper for this event?  From 24 to 27 September 2007 the annual congress of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) takes place in Amsterdam.  For details visit the website www.iswa2007.org , this gives details of submission guidelines.

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Anaerobic Digestion is Now Economically Viable in Europe

The Waster wrote this (and the linked article) for general circulation after involvement in the recent DEFRA Methane to Markets Workshop on barriers and opportunities for AD in the Agricultural Sector and would welcome comments:- Anaerobic Digestion is both a waste treatment technology and a highly sustainable energy technology. Recent rises in energy costs, coupled […]

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Compostor fined for pollution

Huntingdon Magistrates have imposed a £20,000 fine on composting company ADAS Holdings after it polluted a field and water with 480,000 litres of leachate.  The waste was pumped from a storage lagoon at its Woodhurst site into a field behind the premises, creating a ponded area, and from there into a drain, polluting 1.5km of […]

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Safe Management Of Healthcare Wastes

The Department of Health has published guidance on management of healthcare waste. The document replaces the withdrawn health and safety executive guidance on safe disposal of clinical waste (often referred to as the purple book). The guidance focuses mainly on wastes generated within NHS healthcare activities including classifying wastes to ensure compliance with for both […]

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Advertising Opportunity – January Waste Management Report In Daily Telegraph

here is a promotional opportunity for companies in waste management: CIWM is working with Special Report Publishing on a waste management supplement in The Daily Telegraph. The supplement, which will go to selected regions, has a circulation of 710,000 copies (over 1.5 million readers). The editorial content will also be available for two months on www.ciwm.co.uk […]

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