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Archive | April, 2007

Anaerobic Digestion "Big Opportunity" for Municipal Waste

Anaerobic Digestion “Big Opportunity” for Municipal Waste

Urban-based local authorities should consider anaerobic digestion (AD) as an alternative to in-vessel composting for the recycling of municipal biodegradable food waste, according to researchers at WRAP. Speaking today (23 April 2007) at the annual Recycling and Waste Forum in Birmingham on Thursday, WRAP’s organics supply programme manager Louise Hollingworth said: “In-vessel composting is obviously […]

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Lucky 13 Contractors in Running for Cheshire’s £1bn Waste Contract

Cheshire county council yesterday unveiled a list of 13 companies in the running for its largest ever contract, a PFI-backed waste deal worth £1 billion. The companies will now engage in competitive dialogue with the waste disposal authority with the expectation of appointing a preferred bidder in autumn 2008. Cheshire’s PFI bidders: – Amey Ventures […]

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Provisional Backing for £750m Cambridgeshire Waste PFI Deal

Cambridgeshire County Council chiefs have given the preliminary go-ahead to a £750 million project which will include an MBT and a visitor centre. The 28-year contract with local company Donarbon Ltd has been agreed by the council’s decision-making body, the cabinet, this week. This recommendation will now go before the full council who will decide […]

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Recycling Row for World’s First “Zero Waste” City

The first city in the world to adopt a “zero waste” policy to stop sending waste to landfill is facing accusations of abandoning the principle. Australia’s capital city Canberra first committed to stopping sending waste to landfill in December 1996, setting the target to be reached by 2010. It has reported achieving a 75% recovery […]

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New UK EA System Leads Way on Eliminating Household Waste

New software being pioneered by the Environment Agency will attempt to help waste managers assess the environmental risks posed by the various management methods of household waste. WRATE (Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment), is designed to be a user-friendly tool helping to identify the life cycle impact of waste treatment options. It […]

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Report: Europe´s waste, recycling revenue hits $133 billion

A new study shows that the waste management and recycling industry in the European Union has annual revenue of about 100 billion Euros, or $133 billion U.S. dollars. The European waste management and recycling market, according to study author Frost & Sullivan, benefits from the strong environmental laws established by the European Union. "This has […]

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Cory Environmental Consults on Plans for Wingmoor Park Composting Facility

Cory Environmental recently held public exhibitions as part of the consultation process over plans for a new in-vessel composting plant at Wingmoor Park.The plans are for the development of an in-vessel composting plant that would receive 34,000 tonnes of biodegradable material from gardens and kitchens per year, to produce approximately 28,000 tonnes of compost. The […]

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UK Environment Agency Update on Use of Higher Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria

The Environment Agency has issued a briefing note updating the situation with the use of higher landfill waste acceptance criteria limit values for hazardous wastes. The Agency will consider time limited variations to PPC permits for specific wastes streams under certain criteria to allow for higher levels of Total Organic Carbon. If the higher limits […]

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