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Issue : 4 December 2009

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  • London 2012 meeting waste goalsSubscription

    News4 December, 2009

    London 2012 is on track to deliver its waste management plans.Published in its updated sustainability report, Towards a One Planet 2012, are achievements already carried out on the project. These include surpassing the target of recycling or reusing 90 per cent of demolition waste by 7.7 per cent, using waterways to transport waste and recyclables, ...

  • School and hospital waste collections could cost local authorities £38MSubscription

    News4 December, 2009

    Waste collection costs for local authorities in England and Wales could increase by £38.8 million if they are requested to collect the 600,000 tonnes of waste from Schedule 2 premises currently collected by commercial operators, new research suggests. Schedule 2 premises include schools, hospitals and charity shops. (See below)Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations (CWR) sets out the types of waste and premises for which local authorities can make ...

  • Corus to mothball Teesside plantSubscription

    News4 December, 2009

    Corus is to mothball its Teesside Cast Products Plant at the end of January 2010, after efforts to find a long-term solution to rescue the plant failed. The plant, which employs 2,300 people, will make 1,700 people redundant after the announcement today that it will be closing TCPs Redcar blast furnace, Lackenby steelmaking and South Bank coke ovens. Initially, it was thought that another 600 people ...

  • Veolia's Nottinghamshire composting plant plans rejectedSubscription

    News4 December, 2009

    Veolia Environmental Services planning application to build a composting plant next to a fresh food supplier in Nottingham has been refused by the local authority. Despite planning officers recommending the construction of the plant, Nottinghamshire County Council unanimously refused the application because of its possible impact on neighbouring businesses, which have campaigned ...

  • Envirowise: Prevent 'avalanche' of paper Christmas cards with electronic greetingsSubscription

    News4 December, 2009

    Scottish businesses could save 133 tonnes of Christmas card waste if they replace the paper cards with e-cards, according to Envirowise.The organisation is urging Scottish businesses to switch to the more environmentally-friendly alternative and save £7 million on cards, resources such as stamps and manpower - and disposal costs.Envirowise programme manager for Scotland Robbie Weir said: Businesses ...

  • Councils on track to meet 2010 LATS targetSubscription

    News3 December, 2009

    English local authorities are on track to meet their Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme allocations for 2010, according to a new report. The study by the Environment Agency called Report ...

  • Defra proposes changes to landfill diversion target calculations - UPDATESubscription

    News3 December, 2009

    Changes are being considered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the way waste going to landfill in the UK is classified and calculated. The existing approach focuses on waste collected by local authorities from households. The new classification would include more ...

  • Huge Welsh PPP out to tenderSubscription

    News3 December, 2009

    Five local authorities in south east Wales have joined forces to find a solution to treat reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which is set to be the biggest collaboration between the public and private sector in Welsh history.Prosiect Gwyrdd - made up from local authorities in south east Wales, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and the Vale of Glamorgan has put the waste PPP out for tender.The 25-year contract has the option ...

  • Cory wins £80M North Somerset waste contractSubscription

    News3 December, 2009

    Cory Environmental has been awarded a possible 14-year contract worth £80 million to treat and dispose of North Somersets waste.Initially the agreement is for a seven-year contract, which has the option of a seven-year extension and commences in March 2010. Cory will be responsible for managing an existing waste transfer station, treating food waste and green waste and disposing ...

  • ACP chair John Turner to step down at end of 2009Subscription

    News2 December, 2009

    John Turner will step down from his seven-year tenure as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Packaging at the end of 2009 to concentrate on other business interests but not in the waste sector. Speaking to MRW, Turner said the biggest achievement in his time as chairman was helping ...

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