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Zero waste is not misleading

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Feb. 10, 2010)

Environment minister, Dan Norris, has slammed the suggestion that ‘zero waste’ is a “misleading” concept. Speaking at the Resource Waste Management Summit in London on Tuesday, organised by MRW, Norris was keen to promote the benefits of a zero waste strategy. He said: “We need to set our sights on removing the very concept of waste from our ...

Zero tolerance for waste crime plea

by edie.net - Faversham House Ltd.  (Feb. 26, 2007)

More resources are needed to investigate serious waste crimes and magistrates need help in understanding the sometimes complex details of environmental crimes. As waste processing becomes more regulated and more costly, there is a danger that waste crime will rise That was the message to come out of a gathering of regulators, waste ...

Zero waste drive planned in Scotland

by edie.net - Faversham House Ltd.  (Feb. 4, 2008)

Plans to create a 'zero waste Scotland' by boosting recycling and capping waste incineration have been announced by Scottish government chiefs. Scottish ministers want to cut the amount of waste going to landfill In a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead outlined ministers' ambitions to ...

Scotland introduces zero waste plan

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Jun. 9, 2010)

A new waste plan which proposes landfill bans and stringent waste reduction targets has been introduced in Scotland. The ‘Zero Waste Plan’ policy framework, is designed to provide a direction for future waste legislation in the country. The plan includes a target for 70% of Scottish waste to be recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% ...

Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

by thinkstep  (Dec. 8, 2009)

Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWIN, a ...

Entec to advise on Zero Waste Project

Entec has been appointed by Midlothian and the City of Edinburgh Councils to provide technical and planning advice to their Zero Waste project. The waste contract, potentially in the region of £500m over the 30 year period, will cover the development and operation of a facility or facilities capable of treating up to 200,000 tonnes of waste a year ...

Scotland unveils zero waste plan

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Aug. 20, 2009)

The Scottish Government has launched its first “ambitious” zero waste plan. The draft plan details the steps Scotland needs to take on the journey towards a zero waste society and invites stakeholders to respond to its zero waste plan consultation. It proposes a number of approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling including: A ...

Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

by thinkstep  (Oct. 30, 2013)

By exchanging industrial by-products, energy, water and materials between sectors, waste from one industry becomes raw material for another. Businesses are encouraged to emulate the sustainable cycles of nature, minimising the burden imposed on the earth and using its resources more efficiently. Developing new technologies for resource-use ...

Prison demolition closes in on zero waste target

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Apr. 15, 2009)

A Scottish prison demolition project, managed by contractor Carillion, has beaten its own recycling target of 98 per cent by hitting 99.5 per cent. Less than half a per cent of waste from the site was sent to landfill meaning the project was very close to achieving Scotland’s zero waste aspirations. Carillion demolished Low Moss prison at ...

MSPs hit out at zero waste plan

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (May 13, 2010)

Scottish MPs have criticised a major waste strategy for failing to support proposed landfill bans with sufficient waste infrastructure. The ‘zero waste plan’, a forthcoming policy framework which will help to set the direction for future waste legislation in Scotland, was criticised by Labour and Conservative MSPs for a lack of detail ...

Caterpillar facilities achieve Zero waste to landfill in 2010

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Dec. 24, 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, ...

Zero waste site wins public support in Scotland

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Mar. 23, 2010)

Public attitudes towards the construction of a new residual waste treatment site in Scotland are largely positive, according to the results of a new survey. The survey, commissioned by the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils and conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful, looked at attitudes to the potential development of a Zero Waste Parc, ...

Xerox Takes Another Step Toward Zero Waste

by Xerox Corporation  (Nov. 9, 2010)

New Recycling, Return Program Will Recover More Toner and Supplies for Reuse NORWALK, Conn -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) launched a new return and recycling program that simplifies the way customers return toner and supplies and expands the company’s effort to keep billions of pounds of waste out of landfills. Xerox is partnering ...

Asda store set to send zero waste to landfill

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Feb. 4, 2009)

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 ...

GM BeyondNow: The Business Case for Zero Waste

by 3BL Media  (Oct. 25, 2012)

SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:Today, GM released a downloadable ...

New Zero Waste Reaining and Certification Partnership

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 9, 2015)

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) have announced a strategic partnership to develop and offer a Zero Waste Principles and Practices courses and certification program throughout the United States and Canada. ...

Acosta, Briones Convene Philippine Zero Waste Forum

by Greenergy Solutions Inc.  (Oct. 9, 2010)

Neric Acosta, a former Philippine Congressman and Ruth Briones, Chair of Greenergy Solutions Inc.  convened  on October 7, 2010  the first in a series of  Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum  attended  by  representatives from provinces, towns and cities nationwide, and environmental groups at the Development ...

Tories raise ambitions for a zero waste society

by MRW - Materials Recycling World - EMAP Publishing Limited Company  (Dec. 1, 2009)

To work towards a zero waste society the UK needs to have a “higher ambition” on how it deals with its waste, according to Shadow Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Nick Herbert. Speaking at the REalliance CIC’s first annual conference in London (1 December), Herbert outlined the Conservative Party’s waste vision – most of which ...

Three Hershey plants achieve `Zero Waste to Landfill`

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Feb. 9, 2012)

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 ...

White Paper: The Business Case for Zero Waste

by 3BL Media  (Oct. 24, 2012)

SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:  Industrial facilities in the United States generate and manage 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous industrial waste in land disposal units annually, according the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. General Motors, however, recycles 90 percent of its worldwide ...

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