Domestic Waste News

  • Our technology helps convert household waste to methane

    A UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The project utilises Tetronics DC plasma arc ...

  • BioSNG Pilot Plant Converts Household Waste to Methane

    Advanced Plasma Power’s UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The pilot plant gasified refuse ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • New products demonstrate SOTKON`s leadership in the Iberian market

    The increase in public investment in Portugal and France, the maturity of the operations in Turkey and the growth of the distribution network, among others, allowed SOTKON to achieve the best results ever in 2015, reaching a turnover of more than 30% compared to the previous year. In the year that celebrates 20 years of activity, SOTKON has maintained its strategic focus on the development and ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Understanding the UK RDF Market

    The practice of producing RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuels) and exporting it to energy from waste facilities elsewhere in the European Union is becoming a more commonplace method of managing residual waste. It provides an important outlet for waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill and instead is used to produce energy, usually in the form of both electricity and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • London Assembly focus on Consistent Waste Collections

    The report recommends putting long-term sustainability at the heart of Mayoral strategies and that London should work towards standardised domestic waste. The key challenges to accommodate London’s growth is highlighted in the report, it stated that: “Without good planning, London could suffer unreliable energy supplies and excessive carbon emissions; a shortage of drinkable water; ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • OECD Claims Urgent Research Needed into Risks from Nanomaterials in Household Waste

    According to a February 22, 2016, press release from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an OECD report states that “[u]rgent research is needed to assess the possible risks to human health and ecosystems from the ever-increasing amounts of engineered ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Household food waste: an individual and national issue

    The main factors affecting household food waste in the EU have been identified in a new report. On an individual level, the main factors include age, gender, income and environmental attitudes. On the national level, the most significant factor is median disposable income. The authors suggest their results could help develop campaigns targeted at groups that generate the most household waste. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Resources & Waste UK ‘manifesto’ highlights proactive EU engagement as a key policy priority for 2015

    With the UK’s relationship with the EU at the top of the news agenda, Resources & Waste UK (R&WUK) emphasises the need for the UK to be proactively engaged in environmental and Circular Economy policy making at a European level, particularly on the Commission’s Circular Economy consultation. Resources and Waste UK (R&WUK) is the newly created ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Turkey to boost energy production from domestic waste

    Solid waste will become an important part of Turkey's renewable share and electricity generation, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said Friday in Balikesir, Turkey.  Speaking at the opening ceremony of Altaca group's integrated biogas and organic waste facility, which is constructed with 100 percent Turkish technology, Yildiz ...


    By Altaca Group

  • Resources & Waste UK ‘manifesto’ highlights proactive EU engagement as a key policy priority for 2015

    With the UK’s relationship with the EU at the top of the news agenda, Resources & Waste UK (R&WUK) emphasises the need for the UK to be proactively engaged in environmental and Circular Economy policy making at a European level, particularly on the Commission’s Circular Economy consultation. Resources and Waste UK (R&WUK) is the newly created ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Resources & Waste UK `manifesto` highlights proactive EU engagement as a key policy priority for 2015

    With the UK's relationship with the EU at the top of the news agenda this week, Resources & Waste UK (R&WUK) is today emphasising the need for the UK to be proactively engaged in environmental and Circular Economy policy making at a European level, particularly on the Commission's Circular Economy consultation. "The resources and waste management sector is dynamic and fast growing, and ...

  • Government Backs Tetronics to help unlock Billion Pound Electronic Waste Industry

    A consortium of UK firms, led by Tetronics International, has today launched a ground‐breaking project to help unlock the value found in discarded electronic products, such as phones, TVs and even toasters. In relation to a £1m project, Tetronics, the leading environmental technology firm and its partners, Metech Recycling and Vale Europe, have received a £600k grant from ...

  • Canada`s Renewable Fuels Association Applauds Federal Government`s Waste Management Report

    The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) welcomed the release of the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development report, The Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials. The report's recommendations recognize the importance of renewable fuels technology in solving environmental problems like waste management in Canada. "This report ...


    By Renewable Industries Canada

  • Geminor as won a new tender for Household waste from IRIS production as

    Geminor AS was awarded a new contract for transport and energy recovery of 10 000 t household waste from IRIS Production AS from 1. Jan 2015. The duration of the contract is 4 ...


    By GemiNor AS

  • “The growth path we are following is not the right one”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all let me congratulate all of you on having been elected to the European Parliament. I am pleased to see there are a number of you in the Environment Committee with whom I have worked closely over the last five years. For those of you who were around five years ago for my hearing, you will remember that as a Commissioner designate for Environment I made a ...

  • Working with Impetus Waste

    EHS Data is proud to announce that Impetus Waste has decided to use Monitor-Pro to manage its waste management data. Impetus waste specialise in the waste management and disposal of Industrial, Commercial, Domestic , Hazardous and Non Hazardous Waste. Handling an average of approximately 500,000 tonnes of solid waste per annum, with the objective of developing alternative ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Egypt’s first waste treatment plant is inaugurated

    The Kattameya plant is the first cement plant in Egypt to partly use Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) instead of natural gas and coal as a fuel for the cement kiln.  Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), one of the largest Egyptian cement producers, has been continuously investing towards a better Egypt and a cleaner environment and has made a long-term commitment towards ...


  • UK Government look for Waste Industry Opinions on RDF Exports

    Within the waste hierarchy the recovery of energy from waste has an important role to play; Defra has stressed the fact that there should be an emphasis on “getting the most energy out of the residual waste, rather than to get the most waste into energy recovery”. This means ensuring that where waste is used as a fuel, it is used in the most advantageous way. Government is set on ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Industry debates EU end of waste criteria

    Letsrecycle.com organised an End of Waste conference which consisted of debates regarding the figures from the glass, organics, paper and plastic recycling sectors. Concerns were raised about the EU criteria for paper and also that the status for glass is only eligible for materials used in remelt. Ulrich Ix, president of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, which has more than 32 members ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Hebden Bridge man jailed over illegal waste operation

    A Hebden Bridge man who was wanted for waste crimes in Todmorden is now beginning a 25-month jail term. Mark Eric Butterworth, 51, of Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, was sentenced to a custodial term by Bradford Crown Court in May but he was not sent down because he failed to turn up at court on the day. His Honour Judge Thomas QC subsequently issued a warrant for Butterworth’s arrest, and on 1 ...

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