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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • PRI-MAX™ used for Landfill Recycling

    Landfill Recycling: Primary reduction equipment helps pioneer a new path in landfill operations Much like 'silent scream' and 'cafeteria food,' “landfill recycling” seems contradictory, incongruous, and clearly the definition of an oxymoron. If you think about it, however, landfill operators are consistently concerned with maximizing space and extending landfill life—so why not recycle the ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • 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

  • Landfill diversion of carpet waste continues to rise says Carpet Recycling UK

    Diversion of carpet from landfill continues its upward trend, rising to a new record-breaking 113,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2014, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures. It’s an increase of 6,000 tonnes on 2013 (107,000 tonnes) representing a diversion rate of 28%. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arises each year in the UK. The industry ...

  • New Jersey recycles, saves money and reduces waste going to landfills

    Municipalities and counties are collecting and recycling hundreds of tons of plastic covering used to protect boats from winter weather under a new program introduced by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa Jackson. 'While shrink-wrap is a cost-effective and convenient way to protect boats from the elements, it presents a serious waste disposal challenge because the ...

  • Recycling firm calls for landfill tax increase in Ireland

    An Irish-based recycling firm has called for the cost of sending rubbish to landfill to be trebled to €60 per tonne. Greyhound Recycling says the landfill levy must be increased from €20 to encourage recycling and create jobs. Marketing and communications manager Ronan Gallagher told MRW that historically landfill tax in the Ireland had been low but now circumstances has changed:"The real issue ...

  • Missouri landfills hold recyclables worth millions

    Close to half of the municipal solid waste deposited in Missouri's landfills has the potential to be recycled, according to a solid waste composition study recently completed for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. More than 1.9 million tons of recyclable materials were disposed of in Missouri landfills each year, the study found. If recycled, the potential economic value of the ...

  • Pod recycling system reduces Horsham landfill by 35%

    An initiative that combines new recycling technology and a commingled collection system has reduced the amount of waste Horsham council sends to landfill by 35%. Over the last year the ‘Acorn+’ scheme, has introduced a single bin for dry recyclables, one for garden waste and a third for non recyclables to 40,000 homes in the Horsham area. The new collection routine was ...

  • Special measures lobby to avoid landfilling recyclables

    As part of urgent efforts to prevent the landfilling of recyclable plastics, Recoup is lobbying the Environment Agency to agree special measures on storage exemptions. Temporary measures are needed because material flow in the plastic recycling market has been disrupted by a “unique” decrease in values and demand. This has left some companies with excess material they cannot store or sell. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • 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 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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