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Issue : 11 December 2009

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  • EA gains injunction for illegal waste siteSubscription

    News11 December, 2009

    The Environment Agency has gained a High Court injunction against an illegal waste site at Long Meadow Farm, Brick House Lane, Surrey. The injunction prevents the importation, disposal, treatment and deposit of waste at the site.The injunction follows two prosecutions and an investigation by the EAs Environmental Crime and Environment Management teams. The EA states that illegal waste activities persisted following the prosecutions so it had no option but to seek an injunction.

  • Teesside offered £60m "green" rescue packageSubscription

    News11 December, 2009

    Teesside has been offered a £60 million rescue package to invest in green manufacturing in the wake of the Corus steelworks closure.

  • Sita submits planning application for Severnside EfW plantSubscription

    News11 December, 2009

    Waste management firm Sita UK has submitted a planning application for a new £200 million energy-from-waste plant to be built on a brownfield site at Severnside, South Gloucestershire. The proposed facility, which could process up to 400,000 tonnes of non-recycled commercial and industrial ...

  • Food and drink manufacturers to improve on waste preventionSubscription

    News11 December, 2009

    More UK food and drink manufacturers could improve on their waste prevention measures by reducing packaging and ingredient shrinkage, according to the Food and Drink Federation. The FDF has conducted 13 detailed waste prevention site reviews in conjunction with the Waste & Resources Action ...

  • Pre-Budget Report: Councils to reduce waste disposal costsSubscription

    News10 December, 2009

    Councils will need to reduce their waste collection and disposal costs to help deliver efficiency savings worth £550 million a year in local government spending cuts by 2012-13, according to proposals in the Pre-Budget Report. In an effort to make £11 billion a year of savings across the public ...

  • Waste board gives £12m to gasification plantSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    The London Waste and Recycling Board has announced that it will give £12 million of guarantee funding to a gasification plant proposed for a site in Dagenham, east London. The plant, run by London-based technology firm Biossence, will process 100,000 tonnes of the capitals waste and turn it ...

  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment firm's failure left staff with mercury poisoningSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    A director from the Electrical Waste Recycling Group in Huddersfield will be sentenced next year for breaching health and safety charges. According to the Yorkshire Post (24 November) ...

  • Oxfam toughens up bank securitySubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Oxfam is installing special shoots onto its textile banks to prevent theft. However, it denied a report that children were being used to climb inside the old-style banks and rob them. The charity has 640 textile banks, 100 of which already have the new mechanism. Over the next 12 months most banks will either have the shoot retrofitted or will be replaced entirely.Currently, one bank a week is stolen from ...

  • Councillors withdraw Dorset's PFI bid for waste treatment plantSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Dorset County Council councillors have agreed to withdraw a bid for Government private finance initiative funding to help build and run a new waste treatment facility. The cabinet decided to withdraw from the final stage of the PFI following a recommendation from the councils project board. ...

  • Textile collector poses as official body to target rival binsSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Growing competition in the textile industry has led to a rogue collector masquerading as an official body to possibly take other collectors banks or sites. According to the Textiles Recycling Association, because of the current high price of textiles, there are rogue tactics being used by a firm in the Midlands. Not a TRA member itself, it is parading as an official environmental enforcement ...

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