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Issue : 6 November 2009

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  • Waste development planning applications decreaseSubscription

    News2 November, 2009

    Planning applications for waste developments have declined from the previous year, according to new statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government. The new report is entitled Development ...

  • Wales to charge up to 15p for plastic bagsSubscription

    News4 November, 2009

    A compulsory charge of up to 15 pence on single-use carrier bags will be introduced in Wales by early 2011, Environment Minister Jane Davidson announced. Retailers will have to manage both the collection of the money and its distribution, having accounted for their own administrative costs. ...

  • UK's ageing population set to change waste compositionSubscription

    News3 November, 2009

    Waste materials that local authorities receive from householders are set to change as the UKs population profile changes in the future, according to an industry expert. Environmental consultancy Resource Futures research and technical director Dr Julian Parfitt told MRW: The importance ...

  • Tyre standards could boost industry to £23mSubscription

    News5 November, 2009

    Quality Protocol for tyre derived materials is to be brought in early next year that could help grow this market by up to £23m over the next decade.

  • T-Mobile pair up with Valpak to encourage recycling on the moveSubscription

    News2 November, 2009

    Mobile phone giant T-Mobile has teamed up with packaging compliance scheme Valpak to launch a mobile recycling application which allows users to locate their nearest recycling points through their mobile phone. The Recycle Guide application will also let users know where they can recycle ...

  • Sita submits application for low level hazardous waste at PrestonSubscription

    News4 November, 2009

    Sita UK has submitted an application for disposal authorisation to dump low level and very low level radioactive waste at its Clifton Marsh landfill site.Situated near Preston, the site has been accepting this waste for disposal since 1986 but under new Environment Agency policies, waste site operators wishing to dispose of these wastes will need their own disposal authorisations. Sita UK ...

  • Serco to handle Bexley's waste for £160MSubscription

    News4 November, 2009

    International service firm Serco Group has signed a possible £160 million contract to deal with all waste in the London Borough of Bexley.Set to start this month, the contract means Serco will cover a whole range of environmental services including refuse and recycling collection for household and commercial waste, and street cleaning. Initially, the contract will span ten-and-a-half years but there is the option ...

  • SEPA report on health effects of incinerators is inconclusiveSubscription

    News2 November, 2009

    The impact of thermal waste treatment facilities on public health has proven to be inconclusive in a new report by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.Incineration of waste and reported human health effects stresses that older studies on older plants are uncertain about the risks associated with ...

  • 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.

  • 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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