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Issue : 2 October 2009

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  • 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 ...

  • Viridor submits plans to build MBT plant in CheshireSubscription

    News30 September, 2009

    Viridor has submitted a planning proposal to build a mechanical and biological treatment plant in Cheshire as part of the PFI contract on offer to treat its household waste.Competing against Resource Recovery Solutions for the 25-year contract on offer from Chester West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils, Viridors plans will see the MBT ...

  • Veolia loses High Court waste caseSubscription

    News2 October, 2009

    Environmental campaigners are celebrating after a High Court judge ruled (1 October) that waste firm Veolia Environmental Services had to disclose commercial information about its £850 million PFI waste contract with Nottinghamshire County Council. The case could set an important precedent ...

  • Tarmac and Mouchel set recycled road standard Subscription

    News1 October, 2009

    Resurfacing work on the M25 has achieved the highest ever re-use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement material in the national motorway network.Over 700 tonnes of existing porous surface course was recycled into the new road surface between junctions seven and six, using 40 per cent RAP material a first on a motorway or major A road maintained by the Highways Agency. The project was undertaken through a joint partnership between consulting and business ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Midlands waste PFI out for tenderSubscription

    News2 October, 2009

    Coventry City Council has issued a tender notice for the £1 billion PFI venture Project Transform.The three-council waste management project, which includes Coventry, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council, will treat 305,000 tonnes of municipal waste each year by 2040.Warwickshire County Council programme manager for waste management Kalen Wood said: We want to have as much competition for the tender as possible. ...

  • 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. ...

  • London Waste and Recycling Board gets huge response to funding callSubscription

    News30 September, 2009

    The London Waste and Recycling Board has received 170 proposals in its first round of funding requests following its call earlier this year for interested parties to bid for money from its £84 million funding pot to help the capital manage its waste. At a LWaRB meeting (29 September) on funding ...

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