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Zero waste is not misleading

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Feb. 10, 2010)

Environment minister, Dan Norris, has slammed the suggestion that ‘zero waste’ is a “misleading” concept. Speaking at the Resource Waste Management Summit in London on Tuesday, organised by MRW, Norris was keen to promote the benefits of a zero waste strategy. He said: “We need to set our sights on removing the very concept of waste from our ...

Zero tolerance for waste crime plea

by  (Feb. 26, 2007)

More resources are needed to investigate serious waste crimes and magistrates need help in understanding the sometimes complex details of environmental crimes. As waste processing becomes more regulated and more costly, there is a danger that waste crime will rise That was the message to come out of a gathering of regulators, waste ...

Scotland unveils zero waste plan

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Aug. 20, 2009)

The Scottish Government has launched its first “ambitious” zero waste plan. The draft plan details the steps Scotland needs to take on the journey towards a zero waste society and invites stakeholders to respond to its zero waste plan consultation. It proposes a number of approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling including: A ...

Entec to advise on Zero Waste Project

by AMEC`s UK Environmental Business  (Oct. 1, 2009)

Entec has been appointed by Midlothian and the City of Edinburgh Councils to provide technical and planning advice to their Zero Waste project. The waste contract, potentially in the region of £500m over the 30 year period, will cover the development and operation of a facility or facilities capable of treating up to 200,000 tonnes of waste a year ...

Zero waste drive planned in Scotland

by - Faversham House Ltd.  (Feb. 4, 2008)

Plans to create a 'zero waste Scotland' by boosting recycling and capping waste incineration have been announced by Scottish government chiefs. Scottish ministers want to cut the amount of waste going to landfill In a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead outlined ministers' ambitions to ...

Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

by thinkstep  (Dec. 8, 2009)

Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWIN, a ...

Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

by thinkstep  (Oct. 30, 2013)

By exchanging industrial by-products, energy, water and materials between sectors, waste from one industry becomes raw material for another. Businesses are encouraged to emulate the sustainable cycles of nature, minimising the burden imposed on the earth and using its resources more efficiently. Developing new technologies for resource-use ...

Scotland introduces zero waste plan

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Jun. 9, 2010)

A new waste plan which proposes landfill bans and stringent waste reduction targets has been introduced in Scotland. The ‘Zero Waste Plan’ policy framework, is designed to provide a direction for future waste legislation in the country. The plan includes a target for 70% of Scottish waste to be recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% ...

Circular economy: MEPs call for “systemic change” to address resource scarcity

by European Parliament  (Jul. 9, 2015)

The EU needs to use natural resources more efficiently - a 30% increase in resource productivity by 2030 could boost its GDP by nearly 1% and create an extra 2 million sustainable jobs, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. But to achieve this growth, it needs binding waste-reduction targets, revamped ecodesign laws and measures to uncouple ...

Asda store set to send zero waste to landfill

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Feb. 4, 2009)

Retail store Asda has reiterated its pledge to send zero waste to landfill from its store in Bootle, Merseyside. Asda is working with Veolia Environmental Services to divert all its waste away from landfill. The store opened in October last year and previously diverted 99% of its operational waste away from landfill (see MRW story). Asda has now ...

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