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Issue : 29 May 2009

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  • MEP 's husband paid £22,500 to write waste management pamphletSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    South-West Conservative MEP Dr Caroline Jackson has reportedly paid her husband £22,500 to help with writing a 15-page pamphlet on waste management.Jackson who is standing down from the European Parliament and is rapporteur for the revision of the Waste Framework Directive, made the payment as consultancy fees, according to the Sun newspaper. ...

  • New partnership to roll out innovative Gasplasma technologySubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Innovative energy-from-waste firm Advanced Plasma Power has teamed up with private equity fund Leverage Green Energy to roll out cutting edge Gasplasma technology across Europe and Canada.The Gasplasma process creates clean hydrogen rich gas from landfill waste. This gas can then be used as fuel in gas turbines and engines used at industrial ...

  • 'First' biomass plant to supply 100 percent village energySubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Plans to potentially generate the total energy supply for a UK village with 100 per cent sustainable electricity have been submitted.Sustainable woodchip supplier for the biomass industry, Ahs Energy, has proposed to build a biomass CHP plant in Northiam, Sussex, which will power the whole village. Ahs managing director Nick Guest said: The proposed plant represents a ...

  • Ireland develops markets for compostSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Irelands Environmental Protection Agency  has launched a research report into a potential standard for compost derived from biodegradable waste.The purpose of the research is to promote the development of markets for compost in Ireland after establishing an industry-based compost standard.The EPA hopes that the market development process will lead to the overall expansion of the composting industry ...

  • Calls for more electrical recycling campaignsSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    UK electrical recycling rates will increase when the public is better informed about what to do with its waste, say industry experts.Speaking to MRW Dell recycling manager Jean Cox-Kearns said there needed to be more visible messages about how consumers can recycle their electronics. She said: There has to be responsibility from Government, responsibility from producers and retailers to get the message out to consumers to recycle electrical goods.

  • Firms show exciting waste management initiatives in the Sunday Times' 60 best green companiesSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    The Sunday Times 60 best green companies 2009 showed businesses demonstrating huge innovation across many sectors to reduce their waste and recycle more.Revealed on 24 May, the survey showed that 45 companies achieved at least a 10 per cent increase in recycling or 10 per cent decrease in waste production in 2008 compared with the previous year.

  • "Reckless" Biffa fined £60,000Subscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Waste management company Biffa has been fined £60,000 for breaching permit conditions at its hazardous waste installation in Wednesbury.Three charges were brought by the Environment Agency on 22 May in relation to poor storage of containerised hazardous waste and inadequate management of third party contractors -  breaching its Pollution Prevention and ...

  • Residents encouraged to bank on their recyclingSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services and recycling incentive company RecycleBank has announced the trial launch of a recycling reward scheme. The scheme, which will be trialled in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, hopes to encourage the 2,800 households to take part through rewards in goods and services from local and national businesses. ...

  • Corus takes actionSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Steel giant Corus has taken legal action to try to prevent a consortium from pulling out of a contract to buy the majority of the steel from its Teeside Cast Products plant.A spokesman for Corus told MRW: There have been legal proceedings, which sought an immediate solution for Teesside and which are now concluded. Those proceedings are unrelated to any future legal action that Corus might seek to take against the ...

  • China and the EU to share best practices on recyclingSubscription

    News27 May, 2009

    Recycling industries in the European Union and China will work more closely together to share best practices, according to officials attending the 5th China-EU Round table meeting on 18-19 May. Officials agreed that EU-China cooperation should be enhanced to strengthen exchanges of technical expertise and good practices on waste disposal and recycling.The meeting was held in the harbour of eco-city of Tianjin, China.About 130 million ...