landfill directive News

  • Uk meets 2010 landfill directive target and responds to landfill consultations

    160/10 The Government announced today that they will meet the 2010 Landfill Directive target and also published responses to two separate consultations on meeting EU Landfill Diversion Targets and on restrictions on the landfilling of certain wastes. The latest data for England from the Environment Agency shows that combined with similar data from the devolved administrations, the UK will meet ...

  • Call for a clearer direction on landfill tax beyond 2010/11

    Local authorities and businesses need a clearer indication of what the landfill tax will be beyond 2010/11, a leading environmental consultant has warned. Eunomia Research & Consulting director Dr Dominic Hogg told MRW that “the current position of HM Treasury is to ‘keep secret’ the level of tax beyond 2010/11.” Dr Hogg added: “Although the Chancellor keeps hinting in the Budget statements ...

  • Landfill sites: to air or not to air?

    The EU Landfill Directive sets out requirements to landfill waste in the least harmful way for the environment. For example, it aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) going to landfill, and promotes the use of reasonable landfill fees under the 'polluter pays principle', thus making recovery an alternative to landfilling. However, although landfill will never be ...

  • Waste to landfill continues to fall

    Almost a quarter less waste was sent to landfill in 2007 compared to 2001, a new report from the Environment Agency reveals. In 2001, the year before the EU Landfill Directive came into effect in England and Wales, around 84 million tonnes of waste was sent to landfill, last year the figure stood at 65 M tonnes - a drop of 23%. The amount of waste landfilled in 2006 was 69M tonnes - with the 2007 ...

  • Corrugated Recycling and Landfill Prevention

    The Confederation of Paper Industries is pleased to announce the release of its new fact sheet, “Corrugated Recycling & Landfill Prevention”. The release adds to CPI’s array of 18 existing fact sheets, and compliments its two established corrugated information publications, “A Case for Corrugated” and “Corrugated: Key Facts”. The consumer-focussed fact sheet explores the place of corrugated ...

  • TITECH finds alternatives to landfill

    This week (28th & 29th April) TITECH are holding their Demolition Day 2010 event in Bad Ems in Germany. A forum of European experts will discuss how we can prepare to meet the challenge of reducing C&D waste sent to landfill and see a live waste sorting trial. Thousands of tons of recyclable materials from construction and demolition (C&D) activities are sent to landfill every day. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Streamlining Landfill Environmental Monitoring

    The Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team conducts compliance monitoring on behalf of various Victorian Landfill operators. New analytical results from the Eurofins lab and secondary labs were combined into spreadsheets containing ongoing and historical data on behalf of the landfill operators. This was a time consuming, labour intensive process. Uncontrolled, 'hand-me-down' spreadsheets can ...

  • 100 days after landfill prohibition

    Untitled Document One hundred days after the prohibition of dumping untreated waste in landfills, the German Federation of Waste ...


  • CIWM welcomes landfill tax increase

    The landfill tax escalator increases the price of sending waste to landfill to encourage more sustainable ways of managing waste, the Treasury explained. The Government hopes that this will help the UK reach its 2010 targets under the Landfill Directive. CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy told MRW: “This was not unexpected we were told about this last year that landfill tax will be going up ...

  • Gaps in WEEE Directive laid bare

    The introduction of a national or European Union register to hold all organisations handling waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU will help Member States to capture more WEEE tonnages, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, WEEE compliance scheme Ireland European Recycling Platform general manager Martin Tobin said: “All organisations handling WEEE should be registered ...

  • Reducing the use of landfill to feature in EU circular package

    Features of the revised circular economy package are due to be unveiled by the Commission in December. Alongside the measures to reduce landfill there will be a push for more energy recovery but slightly less emphasis on recycling. The overall recycling target is likely to be reduced from the 70% rate proposed in last year’s package, partly because this is seen as unrealistic for a number ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Commission takes Greece to Court over landfill in Peloponnese

    The European Commission is concerned that Greece is failing to protect its citizens and the environment from the effects of badly treated waste in the Peloponnese region. Despite earlier warnings, the Kiato landfill is operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation and thus represents a serious risk for human health and the environment. In an effort to urge Greece to speed up its ...

  • Landfills turn trash into power and greenhouse gas reductions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing eight landfill methane capture projects for their innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The winners include one of the largest landfill gas (LFG) to liquefied natural gas facilities in the world, located in Livermore, Calif. “We are proud to recognize Landfill Methane Outreach Program ...

  • AeroMetric Hires Lawrence to Lead Mining and Landfill Markets

    AeroMetric has hired Garth Lawrence as vice president of business development, leading AeroMetric's mining and landfill solutions team. Lawrence brings over 35 years of mapping and remote sensing experience, including operations and sales expertise. Marvin Miller, AeroMetric's senior vice president for business development said, “Garth is a results oriented leader with a strong business ...


  • Commission takes Bulgaria to Court over illegal landfills

    The European Commission is concerned that Bulgaria is failing to protect its citizens from the effects of bad waste management. Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Bulgarian landfills are still operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation, representing a serious risk for human health and the environment. In an effort to urge Bulgaria to speed up its actions in this ...

  • EU Landfill Diversion target consultation launched

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on how the UK meets the European Union Landfill Directive targets to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill. The publication, Consultation on meeting EU landfill diversion targets assesses changes to the ...

  • Clarity needed on long term landfill tax levels

    The Government has failed to give clarity on long term landfill tax levels leaving industry experts disappointed”. Financial advisory firm Catalyst Corporate Finance research director Mark Wilson told MRW: “I think that the extension on the landfill tax escalator is a welcome confirmation, although I am not clear why they can’t just extend it to 2020 after all that is ...

  • Power Generation from Landfill Gas – Art or Science?

    The practice of landfill gas generation to produce renewable energy is one that has developed over many years, particularly in the UK and North America. It is evolving worldwide at an increasing pace, spurred by an increasing need for cleaner, cheaper energy and carbon reduction policy and regulations, such as the ...


    By ENER-G

  • GBP 138m to help reduce landfill waste

    Plans to improve local waste management facilities in the Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire area have been given a boost, with the award of GBP 138 million Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits.  Milton Keynes Council and Northamptonshire County Council will be working together to deliver this project, making an important contribution to the UK's landfill directive targets. By 2020, ...


  • Benn: stop sending waste to landfill needlessly

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has set out plans to sort more waste, save resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions.  Too many everyday waste materials such as metal cans, wood, paper, and food end up in landfill when there is a market for them and an environmental argument for re-using and recycling them. Hilary Benn visited Bywaters Materials Recovery facility in Bow where a mixture of ...

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