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  • Halving Waste to Landfill commitment

    A construction company has visibly demonstrated its commitment to reduce the amount of construction waste sent to landfill by displaying the Halving Waste to Landfill Logo on its hoardings. Leadbitter Group has produced the hoardings, the first of their kind, in association with the Waste & Resources Action Programme and will display them at its Mariner’s Quay development in Newport, Wales. ...

  • Argos tackles landfill waste

    High street retailer Argos is trialling a new process for the waste arriving at its distribution centres from stores, with the aim of diverting its waste from landfill. Distribution project manager Mark Jones told MRW: “The trial, focusing on Magna Park (Lutterworth, Leicestershire) distribution centre and around 170 selected Argos stores, involves minimising landfill waste by increasing ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vital Commitment to Less Landfill Waste

    Vital Energi have been successful in their ambition to divert 95% of all site waste away from landfill, with many sites exceeding their initial target. By adopting a strong environmental focus, reducing cross contamination and employing best practice for on-site waste segregation, Vital Energi have seen, on ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Less Than 1% of Sweden’s Waste goes to Landfill

    It is hard to believe that as a civilised society, we continue to dump waste in landfill and there are several environmental problems associated with this activity. Greenhouse gases such as methane seep out of them and toxic chemicals like those from household cleaning products can pollute both the soil and groundwater. In addition they are smelly, noisy, can harm some wildlife species, plus they ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • MPs request food waste landfill ban

    According to MPs, local authorities should be banned from sending food waste to landfill sites to help combat England’s ‘throwaway society’. Government figures show that in England, 8.5 million tonnes of local authority-collected waste goes to landfill. According to a report by the environmental audit committee regulations should be introduced to ensure that food waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • No more electronic waste in Ottawa`s landfills

    E-waste cannot anymore be thrown out with the rest of a household’s trash in Ottawa, Canada as it has been included in the municipality's solid waste law. The City of Ottawa's Solid Waste Management Bylaw has been changed to exclude e-waste like discarded computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions. The bylaw states that 'given the concern for the environment ...


  • Asda store set to send zero waste to landfill

    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 removed the store’s waste compactor and has pledged ...

  • Walmart cuts 80 percent of waste destined for landfills

    Walmart reported today that it has eliminated more than 80 percent of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California. The company's comprehensive waste reduction program that produced these results is now being implemented across Walmart's 4,400 stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers in the U.S., moving it closer to its global goal of creating zero waste. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Caterpillar facilities achieve Zero waste to landfill in 2010

    PEORIA, IL- In line with Caterpillar Inc.’s global commitment to sustainable development, two Caterpillar facilities achieved zero waste to landfill in 2010. The Caterpillar Remanufacturing & Components Division United Kingdom Hose Assembly (UKHA) plant in Leicester, England and the Caterpillar Logistics Services (Cat Logistics) Desford, England operations have reached 100-percent ...

  • Defra decide against landfill restrictions on wood waste

    Back in September last year, the Government issued a consultation on restricting the disposal of wood waste to landfill. Potential landfill restrictions of certain biodegradable waste types was one of the main recommendations of their Waste Review published in 2011, but it appears that the potential cost to industry ...

  • Landfill Tax: What qualifies as inert waste?

    HMRC recently published the Landfill Tax statistics for the third quarter of 2012. These were of particular interest to those affected by the ‘fines’ problems back in May. This was when HMRC clarified that ‘fines’ that fall through trommels when waste is processed through sorting facilities does not qualify as inert waste. This led to a huge problem for many sorting ...

  • GPT Waste announce increase in diversion from landfill

    GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the focal point of their business, therefore they carry out regular assessments to ensure they are meeting targets set by their clients and remain flexible in an ever-changing market. Following a recent review of the percentage of waste they are diverting from landfill, in comparison to 2015/16, GPT Waste are ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 100 companies committed to halving landfill construction waste

    Over the last six months 100 organisations in the construction industry have signed up to the Halving Waste to Landfill agreement. The rate firms are signing up is a strong indication that companies are still keen to efficiently manage their waste. Chair of the strategic forum for construction Nick Raynsford added: ...

  • 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 ...

  • GM Renaissance Center Sends No Waste to Landfill

    The General Motors Renaissance Center – the six-tower office complex that dominates the city’s skyline and has its own ZIP code – now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. That is the equivalent of 200,000 full garbage bags. The drive to make the Renaissance Center, home of GM’s Global ...


  • Three Hershey plants achieve `Zero Waste to Landfill`

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill“ (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management. Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pa., and the third is in Hazleton, Pa. “We are proud of our role as ...

  • Allen & York slash waste to landfill output

    A leading global recruitment specialist serving the Natural and Built Environment sectors in the UK, have made adjustments to their environmental policy in taking major steps in supporting sustainability.Allen & York (A&Y) recognise and understand the importance of protecting the environment and promoting best practice which led to the ‘Greening’ of their offices situated in Dorset, ...


  • HMRC: Landfill waste taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’

    All materials sent to landfill sites will be taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’, under the government’s proposed changes to Landfill Tax legislation from 1 April next year. HMRC elaborated on its plans on the 5th of December in a Policy Paper “Landfill Tax: definition of taxable disposal”. In it, the tax body confirmed that the current list for deciding materials ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Labour consider ban on food waste to landfill

    At a recent conference on food packaging, the Shadow Environment Minister stated that Labour was ‘looking seriously’ at a potential ban on food waste to landfill. The statement came in response to a new report published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers that claims 30-50% of the food produced in the world in wasted. This report has received wide media coverage and highlights ...


    By DS Smith Recycling

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