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Issue : 6 February 2009

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  • MEPs set out waste management plans for 2050Subscription

    News6 February, 2009

    The European Parliament has made a series of recommendations, including managing waste, to be taken in key economic sectors to achieve a future EU integrated policy on climate change.The report, 2050: The future begins today Recommendations for the EUs future integrated policy on climate change, was published ...

  • Preferred energy-from-waste sites revealed for MerseysideSubscription

    News6 February, 2009

    Two potential sites for large energy-from-waste facilities have been identified by the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority. The MWDA revealed its two preferred EfW locations in a public consultation response. One site is close to the junction of the A580 and M57, inside Liverpool Council boundaries on the East Lancs road. The other is near the junction of the M57 and the M62 within Knowsley Council boundaries. ...

  • Prudent Valpak secures waste packaging recovery notes for 2008Subscription

    News6 February, 2009

    Packaging compliance scheme Valpak has secured enough packaging recovery notes to comply on behalf of its membership for 2008. It said it has also secured a substantial pool of carry over materials meaning its PRN stock is protected for the early part of 2009.Perceived PRN shortages for steel in 2009, have already threatened to push up prices.MRW reportedthat concerns ...

  • New battery compliance scheme formedSubscription

    News6 February, 2009

    Two recycling companies have joined forces to operate a battery compliance scheme (BCS) across the UK.Cheshire-based Manga Fu, a national waste management company that specialises in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling, has teamed up with Leeds-based Recycling Enterprise, battery service provider, to form a BCS.The partnership comes at a time when the deadline for responses to the battery consultation finishes on 13 February. Under the new ...

  • Finnish project turns commercial waste into biofuelSubscription

    News6 February, 2009

    The UK could benefit from commercial waste turned into fuel to power cars.Finnish-based magazine paper company UPM Kymmeneand renewable fuel supplier Lassila & Tikanoja are currently running pilot tests to produce bioethanol from the pulp-based waste created by the paper industry.In the production concept developed by UPM and L&T, ethanol and energy are produced from commercial and industrial waste, ...

  • Scottish Government launches "green jobs blueprint"Subscription

    News6 February, 2009

    The Scottish Government plans to create thousands of green energy jobs by 2020 including energy-from-waste jobs as part of its economic recovery programme. There could be a total of 16,000 roles in energy-related opportunities in Scotland over the next decade.The Scottish Government will take action to support and accelerate the implementation of renewable energy through the Renewable Energy Action Plan. A spokesman said that energy-from-waste ...

  • Multi-million pound anaerobic digestion plant planned for CambridgeshireSubscription

    News6 February, 2009

    Plans for a multi-million pound energy-from-food-waste plant have been announced in Cambridgeshire. Food waste recycler Local Generationis investing between £9m and £12m in an anaerobic digestion system, which will produce up to 2.5MW of power. This will be used to supply 1,500 local homes and businesses. The company intends to submit a planning application for the site in Fenland town March, in Cambridgeshire ...

  • Defra launches research on household waste preventionSubscription

    News6 February, 2009

    The Department for Environment and Rural Affairs has commissioned a six-month evidence review to compile all available research on household waste prevention and how to encourage householder behavioural change to aid future policy.It will review the research through its Waste and Resources Evidence Programme (WREP) to focus on waste prevention. The study will be led by consultant firm Brook Lyndhurst and not-for-profit network Resource Recovery Forum.

  • WRAP study will help battery producers, says Environment MinisterSubscription

    News5 February, 2009

    Environment Minister Jane Kennedy hopes that battery producers will draw on information from the Waste & Resources Action Programmes (WRAP) report on batteries to comply with legislation.Kennedy was responding to a written answer to a parliamentary question from Liberal Democrat MP for Withington, Manchester John Leech (3 February). He asked what steps the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was taking to promote community battery recycling ...

  • Binmens' safety paramount as snow disrupts collectionsSubscription

    News5 February, 2009

    Councils unable to maintain regular bin collection services due to heavy snow across the UK have been criticised by the Taxpayers' Alliance. Speaking to the Daily Mailthe pressure groups spokesman Matthew Elliott said: It's not good enough that some councils are failing to collect rubbish until next week.They should get their act together ...

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