Waste & Recycling Newsletter
August 06, 2009

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Tesco diverts 100% waste from landfill ahead of target
Tesco, the UK�s biggest retailer and private sector employer, is diverting 100 per cent of waste produced by its entire UK business away from landfill. As a result of a massive logistical exercise in reducing, reusing and recycling, as well as seeking out the best providers of waste management services, Tesco has achieved its target of 100 per cent diversion almost a year ahead of target.  Methane gas from landfill sites is significantly more damaging to the environment than carbon emissions and three years ago Tesco committed to find ways of diverting all of its waste from landfill by ...
UK Environment Agency goes to battle with waste crime
New figures show that the Environment Agency prosecuted 454 waste cases last year which resulted in fines totalling �3 million and prison sentences. The EA�s crackdown on waste crime � from fly-tipping to the illegal export of waste � has led to an increase in the severity of penalties handed down by the courts. This week the EA secured its largest ever fine - �262,268 � after the soft drinks firm Red Bull failed to meet its requirements to recover and recycle packaging waste (see MRW story).  In the last twelve months the EA has created a new National Environmental Crime Team made up of ...
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