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  • Specialist recycler aims to ‘plug’ market gap

    UK Plug Recycling – a young venture which aims to further prevent the amount of electrical waste being landfilled – is one step closer to achieving its vision. The Hampshire headquartered organisation has installed an UNTHA RS40 hard drive shredder to tackle plugs, sockets, small pieces of WEEE and other secure product destruction. Capable of processing these ‘wastes’ down ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • 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 ...

  • GBP 138m to help reduce landfill waste

    Plans to improve local waste management facilities in the Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire area have been given a boost, with the award of GBP 138 million Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits.  Milton Keynes Council and Northamptonshire County Council will be working together to deliver this project, making an important contribution to the UK's landfill directive targets. By 2020, ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Waste management and landfills in Austria - interview with Dr. David Laner

    David Laner has been working as a research associate at the Department for Waste and Resources Management at the Vienna University of Technology dealing with landfill aftercare and criteria to assess the long-term environmental risk associated with landfills. His main areas of research as a senior fellow are the environmental risk assessment of landfills and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • CIWM welcomes landfill tax increase

    The landfill tax escalator increases the price of sending waste to landfill to encourage more sustainable ways of managing waste, the Treasury explained. The Government hopes that this will help the UK reach its 2010 targets under the Landfill Directive. CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy told MRW: “This was not unexpected we were told about this last year that landfill tax will be going up ...

  • Electronic waste recycling service by Greenview Resource

    Electronic waste recycling service is now availabe by Greenview Resource Management. Greenview has received the certification by State of California to provide Electronic Waste Recycling in its Whittier, CA proccessing plant. Greenview also apply the best recycling practice to prevent landfilling of hazardous material. ...

  • 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 ...


  • London Waste and Recycling Board meets for the first time

    Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, began his role of Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board at its inaugural meeting in City Hall, marking a new dawn for waste management in the capital. The eight-member board, was set up to bring together the Mayor, the boroughs and others involved in managing the capital's waste, with the key aims of boosting London’s recycling rates and reducing the ...


  • Political parties put waste and recycling at the core of their campaigns

    The main political parties have put waste and recycling issues at the heart of their campaigns ahead of the local and European elections on June 4. The Labour Party has launched a green pledge card and has pledged to “make recycling easier – on the doorstep and on the street”. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said: “I’m proud of what Labour is ...

  • 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 ...

  • Greyhound recycling: Ireland`s landfill levy should be increased to EUR 40 per tonne

    Ireland’s landfill levy “does not go far enough “and should be increased to €40 per tonne in 2010, according to an Irish recycling firm. Greyhound Recycling and Recovery has stated the increase of €10 per tonne will not deter businesses and households from using landfill as a solution to the waste they generate. A spokesman said: “Given the nature of the Irish economy at the moment, it is ...

  • Reducing the use of landfill to feature in EU circular package

    Features of the revised circular economy package are due to be unveiled by the Commission in December. Alongside the measures to reduce landfill there will be a push for more energy recovery but slightly less emphasis on recycling. The overall recycling target is likely to be reduced from the 70% rate proposed in last year’s package, partly because this is seen as unrealistic for a number ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • New landfill rules mean tougher line in UK

    Five months on since the new rules on landfilling waste came into force, the Environment Agency for England and Wales announced it expects the waste management industry, particularly landfill operators, to start taking a tougher line on the waste they accept from businesses for disposal. Liz Parkes, Head of Waste at the Environment Agency, said: 'We’ve been taking a sensible approach to enforcing ...

  • 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 ...

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