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Issue : 15 May 2009

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  • Strict controls now in place for waste paper exports to IndiaSubscription

    News11 May, 2009

    The Indian Government has enforced a new licensing system to strictly control the quality of Western waste paper imports.From 25 April, waste paper imports to India are subject to inspection by an independent approved pre-shipment inspection agency. This is due to new rules that ensure imports do not contain any municipal solid waste, post-consumer domestic waste or medical waste or any other type of hazardous contaminant. A paper exporter said: ...

  • Peterborough invites bids from waste industry to build anaerobic digestion plantSubscription

    News11 May, 2009

    Peterborough City Council is inviting bids from the waste industry to design, construct and operate an anaerobic digestion facility to treat food waste produced by its 170,000 residents.The council aims for the 12,000-tonne capacity AD facility to be operational by late next year. It will support the councils commitment to increase recycling and composting of household and garden materials to more than 65 per cent by 2020. The AD facility will ...

  • Duracell: Battery regulations will face teething problemsSubscription

    News11 May, 2009

    The battery regulations will face teething problems in the first six months of compliance but will become more defined in the second and third compliance periods, according to battery manufacturer Duracell.Speaking to MRW Duracell environmental external relations manager Khush Marolia said: There will be teething difficulties to start off with but once you get things up and running after the first compliance period the less uncertainty you will ...

  • Kent Waste Partnership conducts waste audit check Subscription

    News11 May, 2009

    The Kent Waste Partnership has analysed rubbish from the bins of more than 2,000 homes without their owners knowledge to try to cut waste and boost recycling. Bins collected by every council, except Dartford, last December were studied to see exactly what was inside.

  • Household waste fuels the production of Cemex UK cementSubscription

    News11 May, 2009

    Non-recyclable material from household waste is being used to manufacture cement.Cemex UK, suppliers of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, are using climafuel in place of fossil fuels to heat the kilns in the production of cement.Climafuel has half the carbon footprint of coke and is made up of 50 per cent biomass. During extensive trials, the use of 30 per cent climafuel as a substitute ...

  • Don't get over-reliant on strong overseas demand, warns recyclerSubscription

    News11 May, 2009

    A UK plastics trader and recycler has warned the industry not to get complacent with the current strong demand for material from China.AWS eco plastics commercial director Duncan Oakes said: Demand should be lower as the Chinese economy is shrinking, compared to what it was in the past. But at the moment you can sell more than you can buy. Last week, the ...

  • Councils report dip in waste arisingsSubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    Local authorities are reporting a drop of up to 10 per cent in waste arisings in recent months.In March, MRW reported that local authority officers have estimated that household waste streams have dropped from between four per cent to 10 per cent comparing last years figures to this years figures.Last week, latest statistics from the Department for ...

  • Recyclers warn over severe Lollini baler delays - COMMENT UPDATESubscription

    News12 May, 2009

    Materials recycling firms have contacted MRW about the appalling service they have received from a Romanian scrap baler manufacturer.Lollini Recycling Systems and Machinery has failed to make deliveries of its bigger baling machines due to its suppliers shutting down.MRW has spoken to five separate firms which have been awaiting the delivery of their scrap balers for at least five to nine months after the original scheduled delivery ...

  • Morrisons to encourage customers to cut wasteSubscription

    News13 May, 2009

    Supermarket Morrisons has launched its Great Taste Less Waste programme that aims to reduce the amount of food waste its customers create.The retailer has investigated the optimum ways to package fresh produce so that it lasts as long possible and aims to educate its customers on how best to store it at home. Speaking at a Local Government Association-organised debate on packaging, WM Morrison Supermarkets chief executive Marc Bolland said: We want ...

  • Plastic export quality is poor, says traderSubscription

    News13 May, 2009

    A UK plastics trader and recycler has warned the industry not to get complacent with the current strong demand for material from China.AWS eco plastics commercial director Duncan Oakes said: Demand should be lower as the Chinese economy is shrinking, compared to what it was in the past. But at the moment you can sell more than you can buy.Oakes said the current strong overseas demand and prices meant plastics traders were playing the market and ...

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