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Issue : 15 May 2009

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  • 80,000 Oldham homes recycle food wasteSubscription

    News13 May, 2009

    Oldham residents are recycling food waste thanks to a £400,000 contract with Straight.The recycling and services group has completed the agreement with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to supply 80,000 homes with kitchen caddies, which are to facilitate the collection of food waste from homes. Straight has also supplied the council with 23 litre kerbside caddies.Straight chief executive Jonathan ...

  • Environment Agency ask public over new Cardiff energy-from-waste facilitySubscription

    News13 May, 2009

    Environment Agency Wales is seeking public opinion after receiving an environmental permit application for a new energy-from-waste facility proposed by Viridor Waste Management.Viridor has applied to build the waste facility in Trident Park, Cardiff as part of the south-east Wales Project Green initiative.Environment Agency Wales area manager for South-East Wales Cliff Moyce said: We are keen to involve the local community on this application for ...

  • Viridor to close Beddingham landfill siteSubscription

    News13 May, 2009

    Viridor has announced the closure of its Beddingham landfill site after reaching its full capacity.The site near Lewes is to close on 16 May but will continue to generate renewable energy from the methane emissions.The site took in 250,000 tonnes of rubbish each year and currently generates around 4.9MW of electricity, which is enough to power most of the houses in Lewes.A Viridor spokesperson said: Were not surprised because we knew ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.