Most of the localities which have signed up to ‘zero waste’ have been consulted, and have adopted a so-called Zero Waste to landfill policy for the future, however, none of the places in question seemed to be planning an increase in waste diversion which would allow zero waste to become a reality.
Waste for landfill reduced by 3.1% since last year. How much is truly related to increased recycling and how much to the recession is not known.
Final storage quality is used to imply an “environmentally sound flux/load for short, medium and long term periods” but what will govern the final decision, and what can we do to limit greenhouse gas emissions actively and passively.
“Pay as you throw” charges for household waste have been ruled out by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
SEPA has announced that plasterboard that meets BSI PAS109:2008 won’t count as waste. This is very encouraging to the recycling companies invloved.