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Issue : 2 October 2009

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  • EA plans charges for formerly exempt sitesSubscription

    News30 September, 2009

    Waste and metal operators who will no longer be exempt from environmental permitting following the Environment Agencys current exemptions consultation could have to pay up to £2,750 to apply for a permit for their site.In a consultation on proposed environmental permitting charges for 2010/11, the EA outlined how the charges would affect the estimated 5,000 sites which are currently exempt from a permit but, under its ongoing review of the exemptions system, ...

  • Biffa unveils plans to build Hertfordshire EfW Subscription

    News30 September, 2009

    Biffa has announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art energy from waste facility near Ware.Intending to apply for planning permission this November, its plant will be able to treat 400,000 tonnes of waste each year, which will produce enough electricity to power 68,000 homes. Biffa is proposing to situate the plant at its Westmill landfill site on land already consented for future landfill ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environment Agency announces approved batteries compliance schemes - UPDATESubscription

    News30 September, 2009

    The wait is over for seven battery compliance schemes which have successfully received approval to run their schemes from the Environment Agency and now the race is for them to sign up battery producers. The successful schemes are:

  • 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 ...

  • Chinese ports checking every waste paper containerSubscription

    News29 September, 2009

    Chinese ports are checking every container of waste paper due to an increase in  low quality material.Higher than accepted paper contamination in exports from the UK to China seems to have caused Chinese authorities to increase the number of inspections carried out, with many in the industry reporting 100 per cent inspections at certain ports. Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises UK managing director Paul Briggs believes that recently there has been a ...

  • Around 40 per cent of Freecycle's membership has moved to Freegle, says the new reuse networkSubscription

    News29 September, 2009

    Around 40 per cent of Freecycle UKs membership has moved to newly established reuse network Freegle. According to Freegle, Freecycles unreasonable attitude has pushed nearly 900,000 of its members towards the new reuse network which means Free Giving, Locally, Easily.Set up by frustrated former members, it claims to offer greater freedom to organise the ...