Issue : 17 February 2012
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NRA deadline extended – enter now!Subscription
The extended deadline for entries to the prestigious National Recycling Awards is fast apporaching.
Concern as metal theft taskforce plans revealedSubscription
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.
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.
The plastics sector backs a mandatory recycling target but it must be accompanied by legislative changes
Market need certaintySubscription
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.
Food for thoughtSubscription
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.
Kerbside sorting works wonders in SwedenSubscription
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.
The dangers of proposed packaging waste targetsSubscription
“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
EFW is part of the recycling mixSubscription
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.
An MP has called for Veolia to be banned from public contracts in the UK, describing it as “amoral” for its operations in Palestine.