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Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia Open This Month

by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia open on 29 October at AsiaWorld-Expo with a wide range of green tech products, building materials and new innovations on show. A number of industry networking and knowledge-sharing events are scheduled to take place during the event which runs until 1 November. About ...

Waste, or energy resource?

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (May 20, 2009)

A panel of nuclear power experts met on Monday at MIT to discuss how to address nuclear waste recycling or disposal, which many analysts consider the biggest obstacle to building a new generation of nuclear power plants across America. The meeting, convened by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), came on the heels of last week's decision by the Obama ...

Shanks: Waste industry should hold on to recycling agenda

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Nov. 13, 2008)

Now is not the time to lose sight of the recycling agenda and material prices will bounce back again next year, claims Shanks’ UK managing director. Speaking to MRW Shanks UK managing director Ian Goodfellow said: “As an industry we were not prepared for the sudden downturn in material prices. But we have been fortunate that we have long term ...

Rising retailer interest in recycling waste carpet, says CRUK

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (May 24, 2012)

Consumer concern over end of life options for their waste carpets is prompting more retailers to offer take back and recycling services, says Carpet Recycling UK - the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet. Speaking after the 2012 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show in May, CRUK Co-ordinator Jane Gardner described ...

Axion Consulting and Zero Waste Scotland report reveals potential for stuffing material recycling

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Mar. 21, 2013)

Local schemes could offer potential recycling solutions for stuffing materials from bedding and furniture as the waste industry shifts its focus to tackling more difficult to recycle waste streams arising in smaller quantities. This comes from a recent report, thought to be the first of its type, published by resource recovery specialist Axion ...

London announces GBP 24m waste & recycling program

by London Development Agency (LDA)  (Mar. 26, 2008)

The Mayor of London and the London Development Agency (LDA) have announced a GBP 24 million waste and recycling programme to support the development of infrastructure to manage London's commercial and industrial waste over the next four years. The programme aims to help to tackle climate change by reducing the amount of London's waste being buried ...

Collaboration key to waste reduction

by British Retail Consortium  (Aug. 20, 2009)

The voluntary approach is the proven way to achieve lasting waste reduction in Scotland. As the Scottish Government begins the consultation process for its new National Waste Strategy today (Thursday), the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) said notable successes, such as halving the number of single use carrier bags handed out, show how the ...

Free electrical recycling and free computer recycling for household equipment

by Midex Reverse Technologies  (Oct. 16, 2008)

Aldershot-based Midex, specialist in the processing, recycling and disposal of end of life I.T. and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic) goods has announced the opening of its first free recycling drop-off point for redundant household computer and electrical equipment waste at its Manawey Industrial Estate, Holder Road facility.Free of charge ...

End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

by Environment Media Group  (Jan. 17, 2014)

Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste ...

The Waste Review: a solid C grade

by BusinessGreen  (Jun. 24, 2011)

Reaction to the government's waste review was fierce. Defra has been eviscerated for producing a toothless document that fails to provide enough firm targets or concrete policies, and a lack of clarity on those that have been introduced. Where there may be merit in some of these ...

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