landfill waste News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • UL Environment Selected to Study Feasibility of Plastics Supply and Value Chain in a Circular Economy to Support EU Horizon 2020 Project

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it is joining a team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), to support a Horizon 2020 circular economy project in the European Union. The EU Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (“PolyCE”) project is a ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Returned landfill tax could deliver waste projects

    A call for urgent action on waste project delivery has come from the Local Government Association, following news that the UK risks missing its European Union 2013 waste targets. The news was revealed in a damning National Audit Office report on Defra’s management of the PFI programme. Responding to the report, LGA Environment Board chairman Paul Bettison said:  “Local people and local ...

  • UK initiative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill

    Encouraging technology that reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill is the driving force behind a consultation launched this week by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Environment Agency initiative. The Quality Protocol for the production and use of quality outputs from Anaerobic Digestion, could make it easier to turn ...

  • Landfill waste found in containers returned from Brazil

    Unsuitable waste mixed with plastic has been found in some of the waste containers that were recently repatriated from Brazil. After forensic examination, environmental crime investigators from the Environment Agency have so far found nappies, wellington boots, torn and dirty textiles, cat food pouches and rotting cardboard in the containers. This has all been collected as evidence in the case. ...

  • Fast food waste ends up in landfills

    Almost all packaging waste from fast food restaurants could be re-used, as the materials are quite suitable for either recycling or energy recovery. However, two-thirds of this waste ended up in landfills in 2002. In her doctoral thesis Challenges in Packaging Waste Management: A Case Study in the Fast Food Industry, researcher Teija Aarnio studied the waste disposal system in Finnish McDonald’s ...


  • Reduce food waste and feed people, not landfills

    Imagine 37 million tons of food. Think of how many people that amount could feed, the money it cost to buy, and the resources needed to produce it. Then imagine almost every pound of that sitting in a landfill or incinerator instead of on someone’s dinner table. But it’s not an imaginary scenario: In 2013 alone, Americans threw out over 37 million tons—or 74 billion ...

  • 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, ...


  • Diamond Packaging Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

    Diamond Packaging today announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits. Zero ...


  • Landfill and Waste Facility Insurance Programs Offered by Legends

    Companies involved with handling and disposing of commercial waste provide a critical service to keep our communities safe and industry moving forward.  Despite the important role these companies play in society, many find that acquiring appropriate insurance to meet their needs can be challenging.   To address this situation, Legends Environmental Insurance Services is pleased to offer ...

  • EA publishes guidance for landfills taking radioactive waste

    Guidance for landfill operators that want to accept low-level radioactive waste has been published by the Environment Agency (EA). The guidance follows the introduction of a more flexible approach to disposal of such waste last year by the Government. It refers to low-level radioactive waste, like rubble and soil from decommissioned nuclear sites for example. EA strategic policy manager for ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

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