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Issue : 18 September 2009

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  • Recyclers ignorant of chemicals legislation could face action Subscription

    News18 September, 2009

    Many recyclers who manufacture or import do not realise they could face enforcement action if they have not pre-registered their recovered substances. Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulations came into force in 2007 asking for recyclers which import above one tonne per legal entity or manufacture to pre-register any in-scope chemicals present in its recovered materials. ...

  • WRAP and LGA launch the Waste Collection Commitment to boost public satisfaction with waste and recyclingSubscription

    News15 September, 2009

    The Local Government Association and the Waste & Resources Action Programme have invited local authorities to sign up to a commitment to provide residents with a good recycling and waste service. The Waste Collection Commitment is a voluntary agreement which aims to help local authorities ...

  • Leading potato supplier to power new AD plant with waste potatoesSubscription

    News14 September, 2009

    Leading supplier of potatoes to Tesco, Branston is building an anaerobic digestion plant to generate electricity from its waste potatoes.The plant will produce 300kW of electricity, saving Branston 40 per cent on its electricity bills and reducing its waste output by one HGV load at its site in Lincolnshire.Construction will begin on the plant next month after it received a £568,000 grant from the Rural Development ...

  • Sita and Cyclamax make one of the 'biggest ever' commitments to developing gasification technologySubscription

    News14 September, 2009

    Sita UK and Cyclamax have teamed up to develop six gasification and recycling-led resource parks in one of the biggest ever commitments to developing gasification capacity in the UK.Capable of treating around 600,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste the development will also produce enough electrical power for over 85,000 homes.Ascot ...

  • RWM (Recycling and Waste Management) exhibition opens tomorrowSubscription

    News14 September, 2009

    This years RWM exhibition is due to start tomorrow and is set to be one of the best yet.The UKs biggest recycling and waste management exhibition is held at the NEC in Birmingham from 15 to 17 September. With over 500 exhibitors already confirmed, organisers are expecting to exceed 9,000 visitors.RWM event manager Gerry Sherwood said: We are all set to open the doors to RWM tomorrow and Im really looking forward to the exhibition.Visitors will be able ...