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Issue : 4 September 2009

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  • Quinn Glass receives planning permission approvalSubscription

    News4 September, 2009

    Quinn Glasss Elton plant received planning permission approval yesterday (3 September) after its local authority received a recommendation to approve the application.Although Chester West and Cheshire Council approved Quinns application, full planning permission is yet to be granted, as it will be decided by the Secretary of State John Denham. He will decide whether to call it in and if a public ...

  • Government clarifies its position on WEEE rulingSubscription

    News4 September, 2009

    The Government has written to all waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance schemes to respond to queries raised in relation to last months Repic judicial review ruling and to clarify its position. WEEE compliance scheme Repic took the Government to court and claimed that the WEEE ...

  • New plans for £7m waste facility in WalesSubscription

    News4 September, 2009

    Three south Wales valley councils are drawing up plans to build a multi-million pound waste facility. Torfean, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly councils have joined forces to look at the options to stop food and garden waste from being landfilled.

  • Four shortlisted for Norfolk waste PFISubscription

    News4 September, 2009

    Norfolk County Council councillors have invited a shortlist of four bidders to proceed to the next stage for its waste private finance initiative project, according to MRWs sister publication Infrastructure Journal. The four recommended bidders are:

  • Studsvik open for businessSubscription

    News4 September, 2009

    The UKs first nuclear metal recycling plant situated in Cumbria has taken its first delivery.Twelve containers of metallic low level active waste were delivered to Studsviks facility from the Low Level Waste Repository after receiving ...

  • Cumbria starts construction work on MBT plantSubscription

    News4 September, 2009

    Construction work has begun on one of Cumbria County Councils mechanical biological treatment plants at Hespin Wood near Carlisle. It is one of the major waste treatment facilities being developed by waste firm Shanks under its £720 million PFI waste treatment contract with Cumbria County ...

  • MWDA targets trade waste abuseSubscription

    News3 September, 2009

    The Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority is cracking down on the illegal disposing of trade waste abuse at household waste recycling centres based in the Wirral by introducing a permit scheme for vans from 1 October.The scheme is designed to end abuse by commercial traders who avoid paying landfill tax by disposing their waste at HWRCs. Anyone using a van or large trailer to deposit household waste at West Kirby, Bidston and Clatterbridge HWRCs will need ...

  • Scottish households waste £1bn worth of food each yearSubscription

    News3 September, 2009

    Scottish households are throwing away £1 billion worth of food each year, according to a new report. The Waste & Resources Action Programme has published the report called The food we waste in Scotland

  • WRAP announces new industry partnerships to tackle food and drink wasteSubscription

    News3 September, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has commissioned a number of research projects to the food industry with the aim of reducing food and drink waste throughout the supply chain and improve product quality. The projects aim to develop innovations in manufacturing, packaging, ...

  • Kent wood recycling tender out to increase recycling ratesSubscription

    News3 September, 2009

    Kent and Medway local authorities have put out a tender for a five-year contract with potential for a five-year extension for applications to recycle and reuse wood waste to drive up recycling rates in the area.Kent County Council along with Medway Council receive 35,000 tonnes of waste wood and wood based products each year, that are potentially suitable for recycling. While currently the waste in the area is predominantly recycled, marketplace instability ...

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