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Issue : 2 October 2009

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  • HSE publishes guidance on MRFsSubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance on designing and operating materials recycling facilities as the number of MRFs in the UK increases.Written in consultation and with support from the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH), the HSE has provided a brief guide to highlight the major health and safety issues that should be addressed when designing, installing, making alterations to, or operating ...

  • Shadow Environment Secretary shows "great deal of interest" in RecycleBank schemeSubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    The RecycleBank scheme helps to incentivise people to recycle rather than bully them into doing it, according to Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert.Since the rewards for recycling scheme launched in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in June, residents have been able to earn vouchers for shops such as Marks & Spencer according to how much by weight they recycle.RecycleBank runs the scheme in partnership with waste firm Veolia ...

  • Wales recycles more and landfills lessSubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    Wales now recycles 41 per cent of its household waste, new figures show.The latest quarterly statistics on municipal waste produced by the Welsh Assembly Government also show that the amount of waste sent to landfill has fallen, from 86 kilograms per person in April to June 2008, to 77 kilograms per person in April to June 2009.Welsh Environment Minister Jane Davidson said: These stats show that for the first time Wales is recycling over 40 per ...

  • Duracell selects ERP as battery compliance schemeSubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    Battery manufacturer giant Duracell has chosen prospective battery compliance scheme European Recycling Platform to run its national waste battery collections. The news comes as the Environment Agency is due to approve battery compliance ...

  • New WEEE campaign planned for XmasSubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    The Government is proposing to run a waste electrical and electronic equipment consumer campaign this Christmas to increase recycling levels. A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokeswoman told MRW: We are proposing ...

  • A WEEE concern over household collections - COMMENT UPDATESubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    There are fresh concerns from the waste electrical and electronic equipment industry over European Commission proposals for WEEE producers to collect from private households. The recent publication (3 September) of the

  • Mandelson extends car scrappage schemeSubscription

    News28 September, 2009

    The Government has announced a £100 million increase to the car scrappage scheme to build on its success in boosting consumer demand. So far 227,750 orders have been placed through the scheme. ...

  • Defra: More residents recycle waste Subscription

    News29 September, 2009

    The proportion of people in England who say they recycle waste has increased by 20 per cent from two years ago, a new survey suggests. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a survey entitled 2009 Public attitudes and behaviours towards the environment tracker ...

  • Planning permission approved for new March AD plantSubscription

    News29 September, 2009

    Local Generation has received planning permission to build an anaerobic digestion plant in March, Cambridgeshire.The plant will be situated adjacent to Local Generations sister company - leading vegetable food packager and producer Fenmarc Produce in Westry. Fuelled on potato waste produced at the Fenmarc site and other locally sourced food waste currently going to landfill, the plant ...

  • Benn: No sense in dumping aluminium and food waste into landfillSubscription

    News29 September, 2009

    Secretary of State for the Environment Hilary Benn has implied that aluminium and food waste could be banned from landfill.In a speech at the Labour Partys annual conference in Brighton (28 September), Benn said that the public were recycling more than we did a decade ago but more needs to be done. He said: It doesnt make sense to dump thousands of tonnes of aluminium in landfill every year when someone will buy it and recycle it into new cans, using ...

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