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Issue : 30 October 2009

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  • Benn launches new waste campaignSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    UK consumers are being urged to rethink their approach to waste, in a new campaign launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (29 November). The £800,000 campaign looks at everything from food waste to furniture ...

  • Essex Waste Partnership gets £100m PFI credit boostSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    The Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council waste disposal partnership has been awarded more than £100 million in private finance initiative credits. The funding will help the Essex Waste Partnership to divert 185,000 tonnes of municipal waste from landfill per year by 2020. ...

  • 'First ever' chip fat road laid in BedfordshireSubscription

    News26 October, 2009

    Bedfordshire has laid the first ever road surface using waste chip fat in place of conventional bitumen.Befordshire Highways with Central Bedfordshire Council, infrastructure engineering firm Amey and construction firm Aggregate Industries have teamed up to pilot the use of waste fat in resurfacing roads. It is hoped the fat can replace ...

  • Food waste landfill ban challenges outlinedSubscription

    News28 October, 2009

    The Government has outlined the challenges it may face if it introduced a landfill ban on food waste. Speaking at the MRW Food Waste Collection and Processing Conference in London (27 October) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs waste and resources director Neil Thornton ...

  • House of Lords recycles e-wasteSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    The House of Lords donates its old IT equipment and other electronic equipment to charity. Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith asked the House of Lords Chairman of Committees what arrangements had been made for the re-use or recycling of computer and electrical equipment no longer ...

  • JCB announces £39M profitSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    JCB has announced pre-tax profits of £39 million last year and a turnover of £2 billion in very difficult market conditions. As a result, the firm remains the worlds third largest construction equipment brand, as it has secured 10.8 per cent of global market share with total sales of 57,000 machines.Profits of £187 million and turnover of £2.25 billion were reported ...

  • Local authority waste and recycling employees take more sick days than private sectorSubscription

    News30 October, 2009

    Local authority waste and recycling employees take almost double the amount of sick days compared to those in the private sector. A report published by the Health and Safety Executive has found that the average number of days absence by workers at local authorities was 12.8 per person per year and 13.2 days for those recorded as ...

  • Mayor urged to tackle waste issuesSubscription

    News28 October, 2009

    A new report by the London Environment Assembly Environment Committee has identified a number of barriers that are preventing the development of waste to energy technologies such as gasification. The report entitled

  • McDonald's turns its food contaminated waste to energySubscription

    News28 October, 2009

    Fast-food chain McDonalds has reduced its carbon emissions in waste management by 48 per cent in London since June and diverted its non-recyclable waste from landfill. The store is working towards a zero waste to landfill strategy and 25 London restaurants are implementing an energy from waste ...

  • Mobile asphalt recycler trialled in DorsetSubscription

    News29 October, 2009

    A vehicle that both recycles and re-lays old asphalt for footpath resurfacing is being trialled by Dorset County Council. Manufactured by RSL, the VEB Hot Asphalt Recycler is on loan from Cornwall Council as North Dorset trials it on two footpaths in the area. The process works by skimming off existing layers of asphalt from the footpath and loading them into the machines hopper. Once ...

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