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Issue : 14 August 2009

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  • EA stops 'hazardous' ship leaving UKSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    The Environment Agency has blocked a tanker ship from leaving the UK on suspicion it was due to be illegally exported for dismantling.This incident on 7 August was the first time powers to prevent a ship from leaving the UK have been used.Docked at a Southampton port, the EA was told of concerns regarding the proposed sailing of the 50,700 tonne liquid gas tanker called Margaret Hill. Information ...

  • New Earth to raise minimum of £15m in equitySubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    Waste treatment and renewable energy company New Earth Group hopes to raise  £15 million in equity to help grow the business and develop energy from waste plants.The three operational sites currently owned by the firm have been financed through its own retail and institutional funds with existing senior debt facilities.A minority stake in the firm will be given in exchange for the equity.Chairman Bill Riddle said: These funds will allow ...

  • Green light for Cheshire refuse-derived fuel plantSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    The Government has approved plans for a refuse-derived fuel plant in Cheshire to convert 600,000 tonnes of waste material into electricity.The energy-from-waste plant is to be developed by Peel Environmental, an arm of Manchester-based property and transport firm Peel Group, and will form part of a proposed Resource Recovery Park on a 100 hectare site at Ince Marshes, Manchester.

  • Gaps in WEEE Directive laid bareSubscription

    News12 August, 2009

    The introduction of a national or European Union register to hold all organisations handling waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU will help Member States to capture more WEEE tonnages, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, WEEE compliance scheme Ireland European ...

  • Anyone care for food leftovers?Subscription

    News11 August, 2009

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has joined forces with London Food Board chair Rosie Boycott and top chefs Oliver Rowe and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall to urge Londoners to use tasty leftovers for great recipes, rather than throw away edible food.As well as chairing the Mayors London Food Board, Boycott has made a recent appearance on BBC Ones Celebrity Masterchef and is the owner of a small organic farm.  She told MRW: We have lost the ...

  • Energos gets green light to build gasification plant in DoncasterSubscription

    News10 August, 2009

    Energy technology business Energos has received planning permission from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to build a gasification plant. The £75 million partnership with renewable energy company BioGen Power will provide a community-sized facility to handle Doncasters local waste diverting ...

  • WRAP reviews de-packaging equipmentSubscription

    News10 August, 2009

    The Waste and Resources Action Programme has reviewed de-packaging equipment for food waste in order to encourage more efficient food waste reprocessing. WRAP commissioned SLR Consulting to review available equipment which segregates packaging from food waste. The Review of Food Waste De-packaging Equipment was published on 4 August.The review provides anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting operators ...

  • Call to review food date labels to reduce food waste Subscription

    News10 August, 2009

    Clear advice on food date labels will help consumers waste less food, according to Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a food strategy consultation that assesses the challenges the UK will face to ensure the sustainability of its food supply. Benn outlined on BBC ...

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