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Issue : 6 November 2009

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  • Sepa publishes latest guidance on waste management licensingSubscription

    News6 November, 2009

    Guidance that Scottish officials use to issue waste management licences has been made publically available for the first time.

  • AFOR to lobby against 'crippling' business rate hikesSubscription

    News6 November, 2009

    A recycling trade body is to lobby the government against huge hikes expected in business rates that could be crippling for the sector.

  • EA argues for tougher fines for pollutersSubscription

    News6 November, 2009

    Tougher fines should be imposed on businesses that pollute to help keep the number of serious incidents down, said the Environment Agency.

  • New research to assess meat and fish packagingSubscription

    News6 November, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme is conducting new research that will identify the amount of meat and fish and its associated packaging which ends up as waste in the UK retail supply. WRAP will work in conjunction with environmental consultancy Envirowise to develop detailed resource ...

  • 'First' zero-landfill plant approvedSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    Peterborough Renewable Energy has been given the green light to build the UKs first zero-landfill plant at Storeys Bar Gate.The Department of Energy and Climate Change granted approval for the construction of the plant today (4 November). It will generate 80 MW annually from mixed waste by combining recycling, food waste digestion, gasification ...

  • Environment Agency to crackdown on e-waste dumpingSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    The Environment Agency is to lead a new international crime group as part of Interpol to help tackle illegal dumping of electrical waste on developing countries. The Interpol Global Crime Group is a worldwide intelligence-led operation which includes environmental crime investigators in the ...

  • NLWA acquires Sita's share of LondonWaste Subscription

    News5 November, 2009

    The North London Waste Authority is to become the sole owner of joint venture LondonWaste after an agreement to acquire Sita UKs50 per cent share was reached. LondonWaste currently provides a municipal waste disposal service for seven north London boroughs and runs the existing energy from waste facility at Edmonton. Since it was established in 1994, it has been split 50/50 between ...

  • Recycling rates rise in EnglandSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    The amount of household rubbish recycled by English councils in the last year has increased to 37.6 per cent while waste sent to landfill decreased by 1.2 million tonnes, according to new figures published today. This is up from 34.5 per cent recycling in 2007-08 and shows a continued improvement ...

  • Novelis helps Aberdeenshire aluminium recyclingSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    Novelis Recycling has provided Aberdeenshire with additional sorting equipment to help deal with its growing volumes of aluminium packaging. Funded by the sale of packaging waste recovery notes, the eddy current separator avoids the need for the council to transport the items from the Stonehaven recycling plant to a facility in Inverurie. In 2008, more than 211 tonnes of used aluminium ...

  • Scottish businesses waste £560M a year on wasteSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    Scottish businesses could save £560 million per year by increasing their environmental measures.Envirowises 2008 Impact Assessment has calculated the country is losing £47 million annually through missed recycling opportunities.According to separate reports, acting on advice to reduce waste to landfill, save water and energy, refine productivity and find more sustainable ...

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