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Issue : 17 February 2012

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    NRA deadline extended – enter now!Subscription

    Promotion22 February, 2012

    The extended deadline for entries to the prestigious National Recycling Awards is fast apporaching.

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    Concern as metal theft taskforce plans revealedSubscription

    News17 February, 2012

    A taskforce on metal theft promised “immediately” by the government in November will not be launched until March - and will not be a taskforce - MRW has learnt.

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    Fresh fears over lack of support for incineratorsSubscription

    News17 February, 2012

    Industry chiefs are concerned that energy-from-waste (EfW) projects could be further undermined by guidance the government is drawing up for councils, MRW has learned.  

  • Jonathan_Short

    Let's shake up packaging waste before target is setSubscription

    Opinion17 February, 2012

    The plastics sector backs a mandatory recycling target but it must be accompanied by legislative changes

  • Roy Hathaway

    Market need certaintySubscription

    Features17 February, 2012

    Because hazardous waste has the potential to cause particular harm to human health and the environment, it is vital it is handled and treated in an appropriate way to maintain public confidence.

  • Cleaning food waste at a food production site

    Food for thoughtSubscription

    Features17 February, 2012

    MEPs called for urgent measures in January to halve food waste by 2025. Antony Thompson looks at how food production sites can manage waste more effectively and even turn it into a revenue.

  • NTM Quatro four comparment collection vehicle in action

    Kerbside sorting works wonders in SwedenSubscription

    Features17 February, 2012

    Lunds Renhållningsverk (Lund Sanitation Works), a privately owned waste company responsible for waste management in the municipality of Lund, thought up a novel kerbside recycling system nearly 10 years ago. 

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    The dangers of proposed packaging waste targetsSubscription

    Insight17 February, 2012

    “If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”

  • Emma Maier

    EFW is part of the recycling mixSubscription

    Leader17 February, 2012

    MRW has discovered that the government’s developing energy from waste (EfW) guidance for councils is “unduly negative”. This is a particular blow following the recent HPA incinerator study and Caroline Spelman’s initial decision to withhold the PFI credits. But it is also a call to action for the industry.

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    MP calls for Veolia to be banned from public contractsSubscription

    News16 February, 2012

    An MP has called for Veolia to be banned from public contracts in the UK, describing it as “amoral” for its operations in Palestine.

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