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Countdown continues to Scottish waste regulations

With less than six months to go until the introduction of new waste regulations for businesses, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has been promoting the upcoming changes through a series of briefings and seminars across Scotland.

UK bodies under perform in paper recycling, says Network

The Environment Agency, Defra and even the Forestry Commission are under performing when it comes to the efficient use, re-use, recycling and recovery of paper while banks and a few supermarkets, on the other hand, have grasped the issue and implemented changes to their policies resulting in ...

Waste2Tricity unveils site for waste to energy plant

Waste2Tricity (W2T) has announced that Bilsthorpe Business Park, Nottinghamshire, will be home to the Bilsthorpe Energy Centre (BEC). The Centre will include a materials recycling facility and a gasification facility.

Scotland tackles £78m litter blight

New research from Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that more than half the population in Scotland admits to dropping litter. This is reported to be costing £53m to tackle.

ADEPT urges Defra to reconsider infrastructure waste credits

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has written to Owen Paterson MP, secretary of state for the environment, and Lord Deighton, commercial secretary HM Treasury regarding “significant” concerns around the decision to withdraw waste infrastructure ...

Ashford poised for new recycling service

Thousands of new wheeled bins and kitchen caddies, plus a fleet of 12 new collection vehicles, are in place for next week’s start of a recycling and refuse service designed to help Ashford Borough Council move off the bottom of England’s local authority recycling league table.

SEPA promises a 'sensible approach' with Waste (Scotland) Regulations

Regulators in Scotland have said they don’t expect firms to be fully compliant when the Waste (Scotland) Regulations kick in on January 1. They are taking a “pragmatic” approach to the new laws, which will see businesses, and eventually householders, having to separate a number of materials for ...

Metal Packaging Europe calls for better reporting

Metal Packaging Europe, a body which represents producers and suppliers of rigid metal packaging, has released results of an external audit on the quality of the statistics used to report annual recycling rates for rigid steel and aluminium packaging.

Waste crime back on agenda

A letter signed by four waste management industry bodies has been sent to Lord de Mauley parliamentary under secretary of state, to flag up the importance of tackling waste crime and urged the government not to cut public funding aimed at tackling waste crime in this week’s spending review.

Designing for recovery could save 140m tonnes of waste, says ESA

An extra 140 million tonnes of waste could be recycled if all products are consciously designed to maximise end-life recovery of components and materials commodities, according to a new report from the waste and resource industry body the Environmental Services Association.

Tetronics and Costain win grant for prototype plasma system

Tetronics International, a specialist in the supply of direct current (DC) plasma plants for hazardous waste treatment and metal recovery, together with its lead partner Costain, has been successful in winning a grant in a UK government funded competition to design and build a prototype plasma ...

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