Landfill Regulations Articles

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Resourcing the future 2016, London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track?

    The following presentation was given in the form of a speech by Zero Waste Europe Director, Joan Marc Simon at the ‘Resourcing the Future 2016’ conference organised by CIWM in London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track? Yes, but it is still too slow, in need of some fine-tuning and to escape bad habits from the past. The ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Why You Want Articulated Concrete for Landfill Protection

    A good landfill is one that no one notices. It does not produce odors, contribute to erosion or divert storm water to undesirable locations. The municipality or private entity in charge of it has to make great efforts to keep it that way. One way to do that is by installing articulated concrete. This system of concrete blocks and wires offers landfill protection that is unlike previous options. ...

  • Ammonia recovery from landfill leachate using hydrophobic membrane contactors

    This article aims to evaluate membrane contactors capability to remove and recover ammonia from landfill leachate (LFL). A hydrophobic hollow fiber membrane module was used to achieve such purpose. A sulfuric acid diluted solution was used as extraction solution to speed up ammonia content removal. Several factors that have influence on ammonia removal and recovery capability such as ammonia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes

    Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular economy. Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste ...

  • Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

    For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen the cost of Virgin Plastic which is made from ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2014

    Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2014, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, landuse change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') estimates or inventories in this report as they cover ...

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Chesapeake Bay Expert analysis and litigation support - case study

    Chesapeake Bay, Maryland The Summary Our experts review reports, analyze state and federal hazardous waste regulations, and provide consulting services and opinions during the course of litigation connected to the cleanup of a former steel mill on Chesapeake Bay. The Client A regional, private-sector ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2013

    Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2013, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, land‑use change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') estimates or inventories in this report as they ...

  • Capping of black devon landfill, Alloa, Scotland case study

    The area of contention was Black Devon, a pre legislative landfill of the old „dig and dump“ variety on the banks of the river Forth, outside of Alloa, Scotland. Alloa is situated at the foot of the stunning Ochill Hills in the county of Clackmannanshire and is close to the port of Grangemouth. The landfill had been accepting wastes over many years from neighbouring industries ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • MARCA Landfill gas to Energy project - Brazil case study

    Project Description The project is being developed by EcoMethane who has invested, designed, constructed, installed and currently operating the LFG collection and flaring systems. In addition, EcoMethane developed the project under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol and placed the carbon credits in the marketplace. When a suitable power purchase agreement is in place, ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand

    Many small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are being forced to change the way they manage and dispose of waste. In part, this change has been due to the introduction of landfill taxes by the government, implemented to encourage companies to look at suitable and sustainable alternatives. This case study examines the application of key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor SMEs spent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling Vs. Landfills and Incinerators – Do Benefits of One Outweigh the Other?

    Believing the 2011 survey results of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American nationals generate more than 240 million tons of waste every year. Often referred to as Municipal Solid Waste, this waste originates from households, schools, hospitals, and business establishments. This trash material often finds its place in the wasteland, where it is either recycled, trapped in a ...

  • Food Waste Regulations and Current Initiatives

    In the UK, various initiatives have been launched to try to deal with the problem of food waste. Becky Toal takes a look at the regulations in place, then turns her attention to campaigns and sector voluntary agreements. A variety of EU Directives have been, or are soon to be, enacted in UK legislation that will affect waste management. These directives are aimed almost entirely at reducing the ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Opinion: Native Villagers’ Demand for Climate Justice Exposes The Limitations Of Federal Common Law

    BACKGROUND Late in 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered its opinion in the case of Native Village of Kivalina v Exxonmobil Corporation {Kivalina)} A group of Inupiat native Alaskan villagers had sought compensation under the federal common law of public nuisance from a number of 'Energy Producers'2 for the effects of climate change on their community. ...


  • How Much Does My Landfill Leak?

    The question of how much landfills leak might be the most contentious question in the solid waste industry and the one with the most elusive answer. Leakage can be predicted using models of varying levels of sophistication, but modeling relies on accurate data for hole frequency and size. Published statistics for hole size and frequency vary widely and most of the published data is drastically ...

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