Sir David Attenborough officially opens a nature park on a restored landfill site in Thurrock
England’s household waste recycling rate reached a new high of 47% between July and September 2012, according to provisional figures.
Waste management company FCC Environment has harvested its first biomass crops grown on restored landfill and quarry sites.
People living close to municipal waste sites are less likely to complain if they are better informed about the facilities and have “received economic compensation”, research has suggested.
Shadow waste minister Gavin Shuker has defended the omission of a ban on specific materials from landfill in the party’s recent policy review for the sector.