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Issue : 5 October 2007

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  • How do you market organic waste?Subscription

    News5 October, 2007

    Once organic waste has been composted, how do producers market the recycled product and what options are available? Alexander Maddan, managing director of organic waste recycling company, AGRIVERT explains why understanding your end markets is such a vital element for any composting operator. Why are end markets for composted organic waste so important? Most significantly, once organic waste has been processed, the volume of material is still considerable, even with a 50-60% reduction ...

  • Recycling company fined for not keeping tidySubscription

    News5 October, 2007

    A recycling firm in Northumberland was fined £20,000 for not keeping tidy and letting litter blow away from its premises. South East Northumberland Recycling (SENREC), of West Sleekburn Industrial Estate, Bedlington pleaded guilty to two offences of breaching conditions of its waste management licence. Plastic bags and paper were being blown out of the yard and onto surrounding land, on verges, in bushes and trees. The company was also told to pay costs of £701 to the Environment Agency ...

  • Recovered wood freed from certain regulations by EASubscription

    News5 October, 2007

    Fewer regulations will govern the recovery and use of waste wood following new guidance from the Environment Agency (EA). The change follows a Waste Protocols Project to develop a Quality Protocol, run by the EA and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The main aims of the protocol were to reduce regulation and remove uncertainty over the point at which waste wood is fully recovered and can be used as a resource. The guidelines said: · virgin timber - is to be de-regulated; ...

  • Compulsory recycling trialled in Hammersmith and FulhamSubscription

    News5 October, 2007

    Despite past claims that compulsory recycling would be a last resort, Hammersmith and Fulham Council is now trialling just such a scheme, with a £100 fine for those who fail to comply (mrw.co.uk December 7 2006). The council is aiming to raise its recycling rate from 25% of household waste to meet targets of 30% by 2010. Brought in on October 1, the ongoing scheme makes it compulsory for residents in street properties north of Goldhawk Road to recycle using the existing Smart Sack service. ...

  • Scots hit BMW targets, but still have "challenges ahead"Subscription

    News5 October, 2007

    Theres positive news for Scotland as it hits 2006/07 domestic targets for reducing biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) sent to landfill. The news came as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) released its latest figures on BMW as part of the National Waste Plan. However, SEPA also acknowledged that there is more work to be done to hit future EU targets, which echoes recent findings in an Audit Scotland report (mrw.co.uk September 28 2007). BMW sent to landfill has been reduced ...

  • Essex to get major new waste facilitySubscription

    News5 October, 2007

    Essex is to get a major new waste facility that will help increase its recycling rates and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Cory Environmental has won permission to build the Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant from Essex County Council. The plants will be built at Stanway Hall Quarry, near Colchester. The AD plant will process up to 50,000 tonnes a year of green waste and organic kitchen waste and will generate electricity for the ...

  • Freesheet petition goes to Downing StreetSubscription

    News5 October, 2007

    A pressure group trying to get freesheet street distributors banned in London has posted its petition on the Downing Street e-petitions website. Concerns about waste generated by freesheets available on London streets have pushed the group, Project Freesheet, to this tougher stance. Group founder Justin Canning said: In my opinion it is the only way to gain some control over the number of free newspapers that are hitting the streets of London every day. LondonLite and the Londonpaper ...

  • One billion carrier bags saved from use by UK supermarketSubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    A giant supermarket retailer has saved the use of a whopping one billion carrier bags through its clubcard scheme. Tesco customers have saved the use of one billion carrier bags through the companys Green Clubcard scheme. Under the scheme, customers are financially rewarded for every carrier bag they re-use with a system of green points. These points can then be traded for vouchers which they can redeem at the store. The supermarket does not restrict the scheme to its own carrier bags, ...

  • Horticulture's waste plastic targeted by RecovinylSubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    Following a successful European-wide campaign to recycle post-use PVC, PVC pipes and crates used in the UKs horticultural industry are being targeted. PVC-U recycling initiative Recovinyl is focussing its UK campaign on the east of England where much of this type of waste can be found. The aim is to divert the material from landfill by promoting incentives such as disposal cost savings and a demonstration of green credentials to end users. A similar campaign in the Netherlands recycled ...

  • Veolia awarded 27 year waste contract in Shropshire - COMMENT UPDATESubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    Shropshire Waste Partnership has awarded a 27 year integrated waste management contract to Veolia Environmental Services. The contract signing follows the announcement in August that the company was the preferred bidder. Shropshire Waste Partnership has been granted £40.8 million Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits towards the cost of contract. The partnership consists of four districts: Shropshire County Council, Bridgnorth District Council, North and South Shropshire District ...

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