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Issue : 23 October 2009

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  • £200M biomass plant approvedSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Plans to build a £200million biomass power plant at Tees Valley have been approved. Gaia Powers plant will be powered on recycled wood chippings, generating 50MW, which is enough to supply over 80,000 homes. Around 275,000 tonnes of pallets, MDF and chipboard will be diverted from landfill to fuel the facility each year. Gaia power founder and chairman Michael Fox said: We ...

  • Anglesey up with Wales' bestSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Waste management firm Verdant has helped the Isle of Anglesey to achieve the second best recycling rate in Wales. Speaking about Anglesey residents, Verdant managing director Roger Edwards said: Without their sustained support and interest in recycling, these results just wouldnt have been ...

  • Baby's body found at Greenstar recycling siteSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Police are looking for a couple in connection with the discovery of the body of a baby boy at Greenstar UKs recycling plant in Addlethorpe.The body was found on 15 October on the conveyor belt while an employee checked for glass in the material brought in for recycling. Lincolnshire Police are investigating the circumstances behind the discovery and the recycling plant is currently closed. Following police appeals, an elderly lady ...

  • BREW provides new round of funding for councils to tackle C&I wasteSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    The Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Centre  for local authorities has asked councils to apply for funding for projects that will support small to medium-sized businesses tackle climate change and save them money through resource efficiency. ...

  • Composting industry's growth is set to continueSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Results from the annual Association for Organics Recycling survey has shown a nine per cent increase in recycled organics. The 2007/08 report, put together by AFOR and the Waste & Resources Action Programme, showed 4.5 million tonnes of source segregated waste was composted in the UK with half of this sold on and industry reporting turnover of more ...

  • Consumers can tackle climate change, say Sustainable Consumption InstituteSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Consumers can have a major impact on the worlds efforts to reduce global warming, according to new research.The report is called Consumers, business and climate change and was published by Manchester Universitys Sustainable Consumption Institute.It estimates that consumers are responsible for 75 per cent of emissions and their action could leverage major reductions in emissions within a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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