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  • 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 ...

  • No more electronic waste in Ottawa`s landfills

    E-waste cannot anymore be thrown out with the rest of a household’s trash in Ottawa, Canada as it has been included in the municipality's solid waste law. The City of Ottawa's Solid Waste Management Bylaw has been changed to exclude e-waste like discarded computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions. The bylaw states that 'given the concern for the environment ...


  • Redefinition of waste should increase recycling

    Classifying a host of waste products as raw materials could break down the administrative barriers that currently make them difficult to reuse. Cutting red tape will make it easier to turn millions of tonnes of industrial and commercial waste into usable materials, according to the Environment Agency and Government-funded recycling champion WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme). The ...

  • Waste industry says suitable infrastructure will help implement landfill bans

    The creation of suitable infrastructure will help the Government to enforce potential landfill bans on various waste streams, say waste industry stakeholders. Speaking to MRW, Packaging Federation chief executive Dick Searle said: “Anything that can be sensibly recycled should be banned from landfill ban. But for a landfill ban to work, the proper infrastructure will need to be in place to deal ...

  • GBP 310m to help UK local authorities improve landfill waste management

    Defra has awarded PFI credits to four projects across England to improve local waste management.  The projects will make a significant contribution towards meeting the UK’s landfill directive targets by helping to divert over a million tonnes of waste. Environment Minister Joan Ruddock commented: “These are ambitious yet realistic projects which have risen to the challenge of supporting the whole ...

  • GBP 181.6m for project to save 391,000 tonnes of landfill waste

    Waste facilities in Leicestershire and the South West will see major improvements thanks to a combined GBP 181.6 million in funding announced by Defra this week.  In Leicestershire, the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project is expecting to divert 98,000 tonnes of Biodegradable Municipal Waste from landfill in 2020. In the South West the PFI project will divert 293,000 tonnes from landfill ...

  • Uk meets 2010 landfill directive target and responds to landfill consultations

    160/10 The Government announced today that they will meet the 2010 Landfill Directive target and also published responses to two separate consultations on meeting EU Landfill Diversion Targets and on restrictions on the landfilling of certain wastes. The latest data for England from the Environment Agency shows that combined with similar data from the devolved administrations, the UK will meet ...

  • Engaging Hunger Through Electronic Waste Recycling

    eWaste Center, Inc. (EWC) will be holding an e-waste collection and recycling event at the Oriental Mission Church’s (OMC) parking lot located at 424 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 on November 19, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents of the surrounding community will have the opportunity to drop off their old end-of-life electronics (that old TV set that’s taking up space or the outdated ...


    By PRWeb

  • The economics of recycling

    Aluminum has always played a large role in the recycling game. If we were to recover 75 percent of the aluminum cans we throw away, recycling them instead, we would save 11.8 million metric tons of carbon generated to produce new cans. Though steel and iron were recycled before aluminum, this infinitely recyclable metal, was the source of a 1968 Reynolds pilot can-recycling program which was a ...

  • The economics of recycling

    Aluminum has always played a large role in the recycling game. If we were to recover 75 percent of the aluminum cans we throw away, recycling them instead, we would save 11.8 million metric tons of carbon generated to produce new cans. Though steel and iron were recycled before aluminum, this infinitely recyclable metal, was the source of a 1968 Reynolds pilot can-recycling program which was a ...

  • Cory gets landfill approval after initial refusal

    Cory Environmental has received planning permission to extend operations at the Lyme and Wood landfill site in Merseyside after its application was originally refused in May 2009. The waste management firm applied for the extra time after it realised the site would not reach its full capacity by its original deadline in 2009, leaving space for another 1.3 million tonnes of waste. However, when it ...

  • Major DIY retailers in the UK smash recycling and waste targets

    Retailers in the UK including, Argos, Homebase and B&Q have smashed recycling and waste targets by doing it themselves as part of the Home Improvement Sector Commitment (HISC). There was a voluntary agreement which set a 50% target to reduce waste sent to landfill by DIY firms, this was compared to 2007 levels of 108,908 tonnes and cut own-brand and direct-sourced packaging by 15% ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • E-Waste crisis being mitigated by electronics recycling and reuse

    As the adoption of consumer electronics, mobile phones, and computer equipment continues to increase around the world, the business and environmental challenges associated with electronic device disposition at end-of-life (EOL) grow greater and greater. According to a new report from Pike Research, as devices become obsolete and are replaced, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Uncontrolled electronic waste recycling threat to children, says EC

    Current EU policy on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) highlights the need for greater recycling of electrical and electronic equipment to limit the total quantity of waste going to landfill. However, research carried out in China suggests that if recycling is not carried out safely then there is a significant risk to human health and the environment. The researchers from Hong Kong ...

  • Energy-from-Waste drive ‘could compromise recycling targets’

    Senior consultants from Eunomia have called on Defra to introduce policy measures that would “damp down” the EfW sector to bolster recycling rates. Steve Almond, sales engineer with Tomra Sorting Recycling, said: “Our industry’s current fixation on EfW as the solution for our waste really worries me,” he said. “The opening of this new [Trident Park] ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste Management and Recyclebank Launch Recycling Rewards in Florida Communities

     Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Recyclebank® today announced the launch of Recyclebank's rewards-for-recycling program in the Florida communities of Osceola County and the City of Tamarac. With these launches, Waste Management and Recyclebank are furthering their collaboration in helping ...


  • Mayor and London Councils announce Waste and Recycling Board members

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and London Councils have announced the team who will sit on London's new Waste and Recycling Board and spearhead the fight to drive up recycling in the capital. The London Waste and Recycling Board was set up as a way to bring together everyone involved in managing the capital's waste to boost recycling and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill. The ...


    By Mayor of London

  • Packaging Waste

    Untitled Document By now, all EU Member States should have transposed into their national legislation an EU Directive setting ...


  • The federal government highlights economic benefits of electronics recycling; top officials tour electronic waste recycler

    Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. General Services Administration toured e-Green Management of Islip Terrace, New York to highlight the environmental, public health and economic benefits of recycling electronics. The EPA and GSA are partners in a “National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship,” which commits the federal government to promoting the ...

  • E-Waste Management Market To 2020 - Emerging Economies Poised To Capitalize On E-Waste Recovery And Recycling Market

    GBI Research’s new report, “E-Waste Management Market to 2020 - Emerging Economies Poised to Capitalize on the E-waste Recovery and Recycling Market” provides an in-depth analysis on ...


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