biodegradability measurement News

  • Marchwood Scientific new range of services for biodegradable waste

    Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd (MSSL) the independent Dioxin testing laboratory near Southampton has now extended its package of testing services for biodegradable wastes. The EU Landfill Directive and corresponding UK Landfill Regulations set targets designed to divert biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) away from landfill. These targets state that by 2010, only 75% of the 1995 quantity of ...

  • Producing environmentally friendly biodegradable plastics from vegetable waste

    Using vegetable waste to produce bioplastics can provide sustainable alternatives to non-biodegradable plastic, new research has found. The biodegradable plastic developed for this study, produced using parsley and spinach stems, cocoa pod husks and rice hulls, have a range of mechanical properties comparable to conventional plastics which are used for products from carrier bags to kitchenware ...

  • EU Biowaste Directive moves a pace closer

    European Union Member States have asked the European Commission to table a directive on biowaste in 2010 “if appropriate” and consider local conditions when drafting the new law. In December 2008, the Commission published a Green Paper on biowaste management in the EU and launched a consultation process to gather opinions on the possibility of a new Biowaste Directive. The EC defines biowaste ...

  • Ireland will struggle to meet its landfill diversion targets, says new report

    Ireland will have great difficulty meeting its Landfill Directive targets, according to a new study. The research called Ireland’s sustainable development model published by Ireland’s Environment Protection Agency suggests that continued growth in and landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste poses “risks to the exchequer” which could face fines due to non-compliance with the EU Landfill ...

  • SURCIS BM Respirometry for foto-Fenton research project

    The national environmental research group in Spain "Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas" CIEMAT ( http://www.ciemat.es/portal.do ) is currently working in one important on-going project (EDARSOL) to develop an integrated process for removing emerging pollutants in wastewater through the combination of biological treatment with advanced oxidation ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • The UK`s 1st disposable tumblers that carry the CE marking and are fully compostable

    Biopac is the first company in the UK to produce disposable tumblers that carry the CE marking.0 The pint and ½ pint tumblers are fully compliant with the applicable Trading Standards regulations and so have received the CE mark approval. Before the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) came into force in the UK in October 2006 it was very difficult for disposable glasses to be stamped in ...


    By Biopac (UK) Ltd

  • SURCIS launches the BM-Advance Pro respirometer

    The BM-Advance Pro is a BM respirometry system where it has been introduced an important improvement to the existing BM-Advance model. This upgrade is the inclusion of the Redox potential (ORP) in the BM-Advance measurements. The reason for including this new parameter stems from the fact that through numerous published studies and experiences it has been demonstrated that Redox potential, ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • England mulls ban on recyclable waste dumping

    The UK could follow the example set by some other European countries and ban landfilling of recyclable or biodegradable waste, the government said on Thursday. A revised strategy for reducing waste in England includes a promise to consult on the issue. The strategy also sets a series of new 2020 targets for better waste management in England. They include 50 per cent recycling of household waste, ...

  • Upcoming Pittcon 2015

    HORIBA Scientific will be speaking at the upcoming Pittcon 2015 symposium entitled, "Using analytical solutions to target emerging issues in drinking water safety." Adam Gilmore, PhD, will be discussing: "Optical monitoring and optimization of wastewater recycling operations with simultaneous fluorescence and absorbance measurements." The symposium's description is: "Using ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • MEPs Clamp Down on Wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries would have to reduce the use of the most common and most polluting plastic bags by at at least 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs recommend using taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, known to pollute water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in particular. "MEPs have today voted ...


    By European Parliament

  • Environment MEPs clamp down on wasteful plastic carrier bags

    EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by the Environment Committee on Monday. To this end, MEPs recommend using economic instruments such as taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental concern, known to affect water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in ...


    By European Parliament

  • Holistic approach needed to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags

    Reducing plastic carrier bag consumption in different EU Member States requires different approaches and combinations of measures, according to a new study. The authors studied consumption and littering levels across Europe in relation to national plastic bag consumption reduction policy options, and found that there is not one specific solution for both of these factors, nor a single solution ...

  • MEPs clamp down on wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries will be required to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic bags drastically under new rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday ""This legislation will create a genuine win-win situation"” said Margrete Auken (Greens/EFA, DK), who is steering the legislation ...


    By European Parliament

  • MSPs hit out at zero waste plan

    Scottish MPs have criticised a major waste strategy for failing to support proposed landfill bans with sufficient waste infrastructure. The ‘zero waste plan’, a forthcoming policy framework which will help to set the direction for future waste legislation in Scotland, was criticised by Labour and Conservative MSPs for a lack of detail over plans to provide additional waste ...

  • Plastic garbage: from waste to resource

    Only 25% of plastic waste is currently recycled in the EU. This is quite alarming considering the dangerous consequences it has on the environment and human health. However, Vittorio Prodi, an Italian member of the S&D group, believes plastic waste can also have an economic value. We talked to him about the resolution on plastic waste he guided through Parliament. Even without ...


    By European Parliament

  • Rock and recycle at eco-friendly festival

    The music festival with a conscience, Shambala is upping its game this year by encouraging a team effort between the organisers and festival-goers to reduce their waste. This year, organisers of Shambala with help from waste management firm Network Recycling UK have put new measures in place to ...

  • Energos due to open GBP 8m gasification plant

    Energy technology business Energos is due to open its GBP 8 million Isle of Wight gasification plant in the middle of November. Energos claims that the plant will be a UK first for using advanced thermal conversion technology in the gasification process. The facility is part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs New Technology Demonstrator Programme, which aims to demonstrate ...

  • Good on mercury and waste, bad on climate and enforcement: EEB assesses the Czech Presidency

    EEB has released its assessment of the Czech Presidency, which it has done for each presidency since 1998, based on the Ten Green Tests it put before the Czech government when it took over from the French on 1st January. EEB views the six-month Presidency as a convenient period over which progress on the EU’s environment-related policy and legislation can be measured. “The Czech Presidency was ...

  • American Water Receives WateReuse Research Foundation Grant for Desalination Project

    American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it received a grant from the WateReuse Research Foundation to conduct a joint research project with Drexel University to measure and reduce biological fouling on membrane filters in desalination applications. The project is ...


    By American Water

  • Regency Global Transportation driving toward ‘green’ future

    Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20 Percent Over Next 5-10 YearsPITTSBURGH – Regency Global Transportation Group, LTD, a leading chauffeured ground transportation company based in Pittsburgh, has launched a comprehensive program to measure and reduce its carbon footprint.Using the services of Green Ride Global, a North American firm that provides environmental sustainability programs ...


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