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Issue : 21 August 2009

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  • Brazil waste back in UKSubscription

    News21 August, 2009

    Containers of the allegedly illegally exported UK waste found in Brazil are due to return back to Britain today (21 August). Of the 89 containers exported to Brazil, 71 have been brought back to the port of Felixstowe with the remaining containers due to return at a later date.The Environment Agency plans to fumigate the containers, which is expected to take a week. Once the containers have been analysed and evidence gathered the EA will ...

  • Biffa announces plans to handle Leicestershire wasteSubscription

    News21 August, 2009

    Biffa has announced its plans to build a cutting-edge energy recovery facility in Leicestershire that will be capable of powering 42,000 homes.As one of the three firms short-listed by Leicestershire County Council for the procurement of the contract to deal with the areas residual waste, Biffa intends to apply for planning consent this November.It is hoped the energy recovery facility, which ...

  • Surrey man found dead in recycling binSubscription

    News20 August, 2009

    The body of a 23-year-old man was found in a textiles recycling bin in Guildford Surrey, on the morning of 18 August.The body was identified as James John Hubert Evans who was from the town. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.Mr Evans was discovered by a member of the public just before 5.30am at a bin in a leisure centre .The discovery lead to the police closing the car park and adjoining park-and-ride facility ...

  • Skip hire bosses bite the waste mountain dustSubscription

    News20 August, 2009

    The bosses of a Hartlepool-based skip hire firm Easy Skips (NE) have been ordered to hand over £234,393 after admitting waste offences.Easy Skips directors Andrew Benson and Kevin Brough pleaded guilty at Teeside Crown Court (19 August) to charges of controlled waste offences. The firms assets will have to be confiscated in order for them to pay the £234,393.The confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act is the second-highest achieved in an ...

  • Sita opens new integrated recycling plantSubscription

    News20 August, 2009

    Sita UK has designed and built a new £6 million waste management facility for Derbyshire County Council.The integrated plant, which Sita will also be operating, includes a household waste recycling centre, waste transfer station, a recyclate bulking facility. An in-vessel composting facility will be opened in 2010.The facility will take 20,000 tonnes of residual waste from the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales areas each year, which will be processed ...

  • Landfill gas set to generate income for the Scottish BordersSubscription

    News20 August, 2009

    A renewable energy project by Scottish Borders Council will create enough green electricity to power more than 1,000 homes, while cutting annual carbon emissions by the equivalent of around 30,000 tonnes. The project, at Easter Langlee Waste Disposal site near Galashiels, Scotland, takes away ...

  • WRAP reappoints ENTECSubscription

    News20 August, 2009

    Environmental consultant Entec has been reappointed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme to help deliver advice to local authorities.Entec will be responsible for advising on prevention, collection and recycling of municipal waste and replaces the existing ROTATE framework. It will also help develop training materials and deliver training courses and workshops.Entec ...

  • Scotland unveils zero waste planSubscription

    News20 August, 2009

    The Scottish Government has launched its first ambitious zero waste plan (20 August).The draft plan  details the steps Scotland needs to take on the journey towards a zero waste society and invites stakeholders to respond to its zero waste plan consultation. It proposes a number of approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling including:* A 25 per cent cap on municipal ...

  • EA warns packaging producer compliance schemes to comply with obligationsSubscription

    News19 August, 2009

    The Environment Agency has written a letter to UK packaging producer compliance schemes to warn them to comply with their 2009 packaging waste obligations. Packaging chain companies are obliged to hold Packaging Recovery Notes, as evidence that their legal responsibility to recover and recycle ...

  • Bettison to leave LGA environment board chair roleSubscription

    News19 August, 2009

    Local Government Association environment board chair Paul Bettison will step down from his role at the end of this month and be replaced by councillor Gary Porter, the leader of South Holland District Council, with effect from 1 September. Bettison ends his three-year tenure as environment ...

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