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Issue : 23 October 2009

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  • WRAP to lead single super delivery body next AprilSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has given the Waste & Resources Action Programme the green light to become a single super delivery body for Government-funded recycling and waste programmes for businesses and householders next April.Over the next year, WRAP will begin leading programmes currently run by the likes of the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme and Envirowise.Speaking to MRW WRAP ...

  • Waste management sector told to get serious about Corporate Manslaughter ActSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Lawyers have warned that managers in the waste management sector could face jail if they do not know how to protect themselves against prosecutions under the new Corporate Manslaughter Act. Law firm Weightmans regulatory department partner Chris Green said that waste management companies could ...

  • 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 ...

  • Viridor and WRG denied planning permission for Oxfordshire EfWsSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Oxfordshire County Council has denied both Viridor and the Waste Recycling Group planning permission to each build an energy from waste facility in Ardley and Sutton Courtenay respectively.The local authoritys Planning and Regulation Committee rejected Viridors planning application by nine votes to five and WRG was refused by seven votes to five.An Oxfordshire County ...

  • Unions and Leeds City Council continue bin strike talks Subscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Leeds City Council is optimistic that a bin strike, which has been affecting street cleaning and refuse collection services, could be over soon. Striking refuse collectors have been embroiled in a row over pay and have been on strike since 7 September (

  • TEG and Anagest to build AD/IVC facilitySubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Organic waste specialist TEG has signed a deal with Anagest to jointly build and co-locate an anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility site.It will handle 70,000 tonnes of organic waste each year and will be located at Anagests site at Stormydown near Bridgend, south Wales. AD will be used to treat 50,000 tonnes of food waste along with energy crops grown on adjacent land to the plant. It is planned for the site to open early next year.TEG commercial ...

  • Sainsbury's and Recolight to run energy-saving light bulb and battery recycling schemeSubscription

    News19 October, 2009

    Sainsburys and light bulb recycling company Recolight will run a scheme to collect end-of-life energy saving light bulbs and batteries from Sainsburys stores. The retailer claims that this makes Sainsburys the first supermarket to offer ...

  • 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 ...

  • Retail waste electrical take-back schemes hit poor communitiesSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Poorer communities throughout the UK are suffering because retail waste electrical and electronic take-back schemes are taking a proportion of WEEE away from social enterprises that could repair and redistribute them. Welsh-based social enterprise Enfys ...

  • 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. ...

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