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Archive | August, 2007

Waste Reduction Committee Aims for Sustainability & Invites Evidence

UK – HOUSE OF LORDS TO INVESTIGATE WASTE REDUCTION The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee has appointed a sub-committee to look at sustainable approaches to waste reduction. The inquiry will focus on the first level of the waste hierarchy, waste reduction, and will look into ways in which products and production processes […]

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CIWM Events in Waste Processing During September

THERMAL TREATMENT- SATISFYING DIVERSION TARGETS AND PUBLIC PERCEPTION Monday 17 September 2007 at Hamilton House, London. For further details please visit http://www.ciwmconferences.com or contact the events department at events@ciwm.co.uk Tel. 01604 620426.  GET YOUR ROCs OFF WITH AD! Tuesday 25 September 2007 at Hilton National Hotel, Coventry.  For further details please visit www.ciwmconferences.com or contact […]

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Americans Still Throwing Trash Into Rivers

Bumpy River: Officials in Prince George’s County, Md., recently deployed a floating trash trap in the Anacostia River to remove litter and debris from the waterway. Based on technology developed in Australia, the Bandalong system collects refuse in nets. It costs $35,000 to $40,000, and if it works as it’s expected to, Prince George’s officials […]

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New Pretreatment Rules for Landfilled Waste Prompt Shanks Recycling Push

Waste firm Shanks has invested in a new recycling service for smaller volumes of commercial and industrial waste, ahead of new pre-treatment regulations coming into effect in October. The Small Volume Recycling Service will allow Shanks customers to put mixed recyclables, paper, plastic, card, tins cans and plastic bottles into specially labelled containers to be […]

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Defence Firm VT Group Shortlisted for Wakefield PFI Contract

A company specialising in defence and civil contracts has been short-listed to provide a PFI waste treatment facility for a Yorkshire council. Southampton-based VT Group will go head-to-head with the other remaining bidder – waste management company Waste Recycling Group (WRG) – for the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council contract. Council waste chiefs cut the contenders […]

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US Still Waking Up To Landfill Gas Utilisation Profits

Landfill gas could help Rockingham earn $1 million per year (The Associated Press)   WENTWORTH, N.C. Rockingham County could generate $1 million annually by capturing the methane gas emitting from its unused landfills, according to a study produced for county commissioners. Energy researchers from Appalachian State University found that the county, a mostly rural area bordering […]

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London Landfill Rates Should Be Going Down But Are Increasing, Defra Confirms

Corrected figures issued by Defra have confirmed that the amount of waste sent to landfill from Greater London increased by 21% from 2003 to 2005. The increase came despite an apparent decline in London’s municipal waste going to landfill over that period. The new figures show that London’s overall landfill use went up from 3,054,660 […]

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Anti-Landfill Policies Threatening UK Disposal Crisis

Government policies to divert waste away from landfill could actually be speeding up our waste crisis, writes James Cartledge. Drivers like the Landfill Tax, which encourage waste away from landfill disposal, appear to be discouraging the development of new landfill projects too effectively. Although the demand for landfill in the UK might be reducing thanks […]

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