household waste News

  • Wales cuts household waste

    Wales is now producing less household waste and recycling more, according to new figures. Latest figures for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009 show that households produced four per cent less waste (68,221 tonnes) than they did for the same period in 2007-2008. The overall share of municipal waste that was recycled, re-used or composted for the whole of 2008-09 was 36 per cent, an increase of four ...

  • China's Household Waste Treatment Industry

    The waste treatment industry is a branch of environmental protection industry, which includes three subsectors, namely, industrial waste treatment, hazardous waste treatment and municipal household waste treatment. At present, the waste treatment infrastructure is in serious shortage, and the waste problem has become a main factor that restricts the development of urbanization. Although ...


  • Welsh households continue cutting waste

    Wales is now producing less household waste and recycling more, according to Welsh Assembly Government Environment Minister Jane Davidson. The latest figures for the third quarter of 2008-09 show that households produced 4 per cent or 16,519 tonnes less waste than they did for the same period in 2007-08. The combined recycling and composting rate was up from 31 per cent to 35 per cent. The ...

  • Household Green Waste Chipping/Shredding

    Local Authorities are finding that the most cost effective way to meet recycling targets for domestic green waste is to chip and shred at source and then leave for the householder to use as mulch or for composting. GreenMech have been working closely with Worcestershire County Council and Redditch Borough Council to find ways to help reduce the amounts of domestic green waste going to landfill. ...


    By GreenMech

  • Household waste bonfires are significant source of toxic dioxins

    Open bonfires and home boilers burning waste are a significant source of dioxins, a report commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reveals. Dioxins are toxic, persistent in the environment and tend to accumulate. According to the report, there is “considerable” international concern over the potential effects of dioxins released into the environment and their impact ...

  • Defra launches research on household waste prevention

    The Department for Environment and Rural Affairs has commissioned a six-month evidence review to compile all available research on household waste prevention and how to encourage householder behavioural change to aid future policy. It will review the research through its Waste and Resources Evidence Programme (WREP) to focus on waste prevention. The study will be led by consultant firm Brook ...

  • LGA praises householders for recycling

    Speaking to MRW Bettison said: “On domestic waste we have gone from nowhere to 33% - that is great. Yes, we are not up to the levels that Holland or Germany is at but they have been doing this for generations.” He said that the Great British public do not get praised enough for the amount of recycling that they do. “Councils have facilitated this successful recycling rate but it has mostly been ...

  • Household and manufacturing generate most waste in supply chain

    Household and manufacturing generate the largest amounts of waste in the retail supply chain, according to a report published by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The report, Waste Arisings in the Supply of Food and Drink to Households in the UK, published today, highlights the total economic losses within the UK food and drink chain, as well as breaking down the four areas of the supply ...

  • European households encouraged to sort more recyclable waste

    Governments need to take account of the effort householders need to make to sort recyclable waste into distinct streams, such as paper, glass and organic waste, when designing waste management policies. New research suggests that when householders have the option to dump mixed waste, deposit-refund systems may be the most effective way of encouraging recycling. Using the Netherlands as a case ...

  • London councils notice dip in household waste levels

    London councils have noticed a slight drop in their household waste collections due to a combination waste minimisation campaigns and the recession. Speaking to MRW, Westminster City Council waste strategy manager Mark Banks said: “I attended a recent Association of London Cleansing Officers meeting last week and councils have reported that they have noticed a slight decline in household waste ...

  • Household food waste: an individual and national issue

    The main factors affecting household food waste in the EU have been identified in a new report. On an individual level, the main factors include age, gender, income and environmental attitudes. On the national level, the most significant factor is median disposable income. The authors suggest their results could help develop campaigns targeted at groups that generate the most household waste. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Our technology helps convert household waste to methane

    A UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The project utilises Tetronics DC plasma arc ...

  • Scotland could recycle more of its household waste

    Significant volumes of recyclable materials are still going into Scottish household rubbish bins destined for landfill, according to a new survey. The survey, The Composition of Municipal Solid Waste in Scotland, was published by Zero Waste Scotland working with WastesWork and supported by AEA and was based on the results of a composition analysis carried out in eight of the 32 local authorities ...

  • Household waste fuels the production of Cemex UK cement

    Non-recyclable material from household waste is being used to manufacture cement. Cemex UK, suppliers of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, are using climafuel in place of fossil fuels to heat the kilns in the production of cement. Climafuel has half the carbon footprint of coke and is made up of 50 per cent biomass. During extensive trials, the use of 30 per cent climafuel as a ...

  • BioSNG Pilot Plant Converts Household Waste to Methane

    Advanced Plasma Power’s UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The pilot plant gasified refuse ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches AUTOSORT LASER to increase efficiency

    AUTOSORT LASER TOMRA Sorting Recycling is proud to announce the launch of a sensor-based sorting machine based on laser technology. AUTOSORT LASER enables the separation of glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from household and commercial waste. Its capabilities allow material recovery ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Geminor as won a new tender for Household waste from IRIS production as

    Geminor AS was awarded a new contract for transport and energy recovery of 10 000 t household waste from IRIS Production AS from 1. Jan 2015. The duration of the contract is 4 ...


    By GemiNor AS

  • UK households and local authorities make progress on waste, says DEFRA

    Moves to cut waste, increase recycling, and reduce landfill are continuing to deliver results, according to the latest figures. The provisional municipal waste statistics, published on Thursday, have been welcomed by Environment Minister Joan Ruddock as evidence that the efforts of local authorities and householders are paying off. Municipal waste includes household waste and recycling, as well ...

  • Unilever reduces waste by one million household bins whilst growing business

    Unilever today announced that more than 50% of all its factories have achieved the goal of sending no waste to landfill in 2012. This was achieved whilst the company reported annual sales of €51 billion – up from €40 billion when Unilever set out its new vision of doubling the size of its business whilst reducing its environmental impact and increasing its positive social impact. ...


  • US: Waste Connections and Fulcrum BioEnergy to supply household garbage to biofuels plant

    Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) announced that in conjunction with Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.'s entering into the final stage of financing for its Sierra BioFuels Plant, Waste Connections has entered into a strategic partnership with Fulcrum to supply municipal solid waste as feedstock for the project from its waste processing facility in El Dorado County, CA.  Yesterday, the U.S. ...


    By Waste Connections, Inc.

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you