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Issue : 6 August 2004

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  • £11 Million AwardSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    £11 million awardInverclyde Council has received £11.5m from the Scottish Executive for recycling initiatives up to 2020. The authority plans to use the money from the Strategic Waste Fund to introduce a three-bin system and a materials recycling facility.

  • Aggregate boostSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    Aggregates boostMore demolition material will be saved from landfill sites after the reclassification of recovered aggregates, according to demolition firm J Freeley. The Manchester firm welcomed the Governments move to allow recycled aggregates meeting strict standards to be bought without a licence.

  • Aggregate firm moves toward sustainabilitySubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    Aggregate firm moves towards sustainability Aggregate firm Smith and Sons plans to build a £1 million recycled aggregates facility following the companys acquisition of Oxfordshire-based Worsham Quarry.The facility will have the capacity to supply up to 50,000 tonnes of recycled materials for construction each year.Materials including construction waste will be recycled to produce hardcore and other construction materials.Smiths planning ...

  • All-island initiative a win-win situation for fridge recyclerSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    Working together to manage problematic waste streams is important and must be exploited, according to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland government officials. The need to cooperate is behind an all-island service for recycling waste fridges and freezers, the first cross-border initiative for the waste industry.Northern Ireland Environment Minister Angela Smith says managing waste more sustainably is a major challenge and the contract represents an excellent example of ...

  • animal by-products law updatedSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    Changes to the Animal By-Products Regulation have been announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The update includes proposals for dealing with novel treatment and disposal methods. DEFRA said the proposal on novel methods allowed the Government to approve new methods for treating and disposing of animal by-products.Other proposals relate to:l Fish processing standards and a model commercial documentl Imports ...

  • Asian buyers keep market afloat but concerns growSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    The domestic price of old KLS has remained resolute at £45 per tonne despite a slight drop in the export level, with shipments to France and container loads to the Far East both said to be fetching in the region of £5053 a tonne. However, there are already murmurings of a possible reduction in the UK price in a few weeks from now unless there is a sudden and, to be frank, unexpected improvement in market conditions.Mixed paper is continuing to attract £25 per tonne or above ...

  • Challenge for clearing houseSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    By Rebecca ThyerEstablishing a National Clearing House (NCH) under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive poses a major timetable challenge.The Department of Trade and Industrys (DTIs) third and final consultation on the WEEE Directive states the NCH a one-stop shop for producer registration, data reporting and collection will need to handle registration from the start of next year. And this creates a significant challenge, according to ...

  • Competing roles hinder definitionsSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    Competing roles hinder definitions Recovery and disposal definitions play competing roles in EU legislation but cannot do so effectively, according to a report by Okopol, the Institute of Environmental Strategies. It states that defining recovery to determine whether waste circulates freely in the internal market is not the same as defining recovery in order to set targets. Adding to this confusion is the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice. ...

  • Cost of environmental crime dropsSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    By Greg PitcherMore than half of waste sites break the terms of their permit yet fines for environmental offences are falling.These shocking results were revealed in the Environment Agencys (EAs) sixth Spotlight on Business report last week.The environmental-law enforcement body found that 57% of waste-management facilities breached their licence terms in 2003.And it insisted that law-breakers must be dealt with more severely, after discovering ...

  • Illegal waste racket destroyedSubscription

    News6 August, 2004

    A long-standing illegal waste racket has been smashed by the Environment Agency, leading to a host of fines and sentences.More than 1,000 tonnes of waste was disposed of on unlicensed farmland near Padstow in north Cornwall over at least a year up to January 2003.Treveglos Farm owner Richard Bennett was fined £10,000 for depositing waste on unlicensed land and £2,500 for keeping controlled waste on unlicensed land. His son, Ernest Bennett, was fined £5,000 for depositing ...

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