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Issue : 23 October 2009

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  • Government will not add to scrappage scheme once additional £100M runs outSubscription

    News23 October, 2009

    An extra £100 million extension to the Governments car scrappage scheme came into effect on 22 October, as Lord Mandelson confirmed there will not be any money added after this has gone. Business secretary Lord Mandelson said: Consumers and businesses looking for a new vehicle should make the most of the scrappage scheme now. With the new terms, the Governments scheme makes it accessible to even more consumers but it has to end when the funding runs out.

  • Envac to launch underground mobile waste system in UKSubscription

    News23 October, 2009

    An underground waste collection company is launching its mobile vacuum waste system in the UK.Envac, which uses vacuums to transport waste through underground pipes, has already installed mobile systems in Sweden, Norway and Spain. The mobile technology uses conventional waste trucks to house the vacuum equipment on. The vehicles suck up the waste that has been dumped in the ...

  • Wakefield will reach financial close early 2010Subscription

    News23 October, 2009

    Wakefields £700 million waste management PFI project will reach financial close in early 2010.Since 2007, VT Group has been the preferred bidder to build treatment facilities to deal with up to 200,000 tonnes of residual waste but delays have beset the project because of the credit market. Wakefield Council chief executive Joanne Roney said: Wakefield Council and the VT ...

  • Derby waste treatment facility deferredSubscription

    News23 October, 2009

    A planning application to build a waste treatment facility in Derby has been deferred indefinitely by the local authority, despite planning officers recommendation to approve the plant. Derby County Council Planning Committee has asked the waste management firm behind the planned facility, Resource Recovery Solutions to submit further information about the impact the plant will have ...

  • Return of the milkman to cut waste?Subscription

    News23 October, 2009

    The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee has called for the packaging industry to introduce more refillable packaging systems to reduce waste. Addressing a packaging industry audience at the IGD [food and grocery analysts] Packaging and product resource efficiency conference ...

  • Councils look to standardise recyclable material collectionsSubscription

    News23 October, 2009

    Local authority officers want to work on standardising the materials they collect for householders. Speaking at an IGD Packaging and product resource efficiency conference in London, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee communications manager Sarah Dagwell said that there was ...

  • Hopes to end Leeds bin strike failSubscription

    News23 October, 2009

    Leeds City Council has expressed disappointment and dismay after striking bin workers rejected a deal to get them back to work. Striking refuse collectors have been embroiled in a row over pay and have been on strike since 7 September

  • Planning permission approval for Doncaster gasification plantSubscription

    News22 October, 2009

    BioGen Power, with help from environmental consultants SLR Consulting, has secured planning permission for a new gasification plant in Doncaster.The facility will have a 120,000 tonne capacity which will generate 9.4 MW of electricity annually enough to power 20,000 homes.SLR Consulting assisted BioGen in preparing the environmental impact assessment. ...

  • Mayor of London announces £100M funding for London energy and wasteSubscription

    News22 October, 2009

    Boris Johnson and the European commissioner for regional policy Pawel Samecki have announced £100 million funding to finance decentralised energy, recycling and waste energy projects in order to regenerate some of the poorest parts of London. It is hoped the Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas fund (JESSICA) will also create more than 1,000 jobs and promote sustainable and carbon economic growth.A decentralised energy structure will mean ...

  • Donarbon opens new IVC plantSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Waste management firm Donarbon officially opened its new £4.5 million in-vessel composting plant, which forms part of its 28-year PFI contract with Cambridgeshire County Council to manage the countys household waste.Located at its Waterbeach site, the new IVC plant designed and turn-key installed by technology provider Wasteology Systems, will take the countys mixed kitchen and garden waste that is collected at kerbside. It replaces a system that had been in place at Donarbons ...

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