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City of London unveils 'time banding' system

From 1 April 2012, the City of London Corporation is going to launch a ‘time banding system’ for both residential and commercial bagged waste collections across the City. The aim of the scheme is to clear the City’s streets of obstructions and improve hygiene as more tourists visit the City during ...

Councils shun £250m bin fund

Councils in England are not taking up the government’s £250m fund to reinstate weekly collections of residual waste announced at last Autumn’s Conservative party conference by local government secretary, Eric Pickles. According to a survey published by the Press Association, nearly half (26) out of ...

Natural England gives Willows the green light

Natural England has advised Norfolk County Council that the proposed Willows Power & Recycling Centre development will not have a significant effect on ecological sites in the area including Roydon Common and The Wash. The news came after the Cory Wheelabrator Consortium provided further ...

Over 50m cans recycled in 2011

Every Can Counts, the away from home drinks can recycling programme, has marked the third anniversary of its launch by announcing it has helped collect 51 million used beverage cans from workplaces and ‘on the go’ locations across the UK in 2011.

UK comes 11th in EU recycling ranking

The UK moved into 11th place in European Union recycling rankings in 2010 according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union with Germany, Spain, Italy, France and the UK all reported to be generating around the same amount of municipal waste per person.

Commercial food waste solutions: Are they out there?

Commercial foodservice operations are challenged to find food waste solutions throughout the UK. In Scotland, all Scottish commercial foodservice operations that produce waste have a duty placed on them by the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011 to apply to their waste a ...

Food waste services: The new kid in town

With separate food waste collection services becoming more common across the UK, facilities management specialists are waking up to the fact it offers another string to their corporate social responsibility bow. Carolyn Cross reports.

Clearfleau AD solution: Dealing with liquid residues on site

British food processors, among the most innovative in the world, are having to reduce their impact on the environment to meet the requirements of regulators and their retail customers. Issues that must be addressed include the carbon footprint of production sites and disposal of residues, plus ...

Working in tandem

Scottish and Southern Energy and Zebec Biogas explain how by working in partnership, the two organisations are successfully managing the processing of food waste in Scotland's largest biogas plant in North Ayrshire

Biomass plants provoke debate

Questions over the safety of burning biomass materials arose this week when over 100 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze in two biomass storage hoppers at Tilbury Power Station in Essex.

Renew launches 'on-the-go' media bins

Renew, a new generation of ‘on-the-go’ media, has started broadcasting on the streets of the City, the financial heart of London, by using recycling bins. According to Renew, news is broadcast via an initial 50 Renew screens rising to 200 screens in time for the London Olympics.

Recycling in Wales faces barriers, says report

Recycling rates in Wales are increasing with more members of the public taking part, but longer term improvements are being hindered by weaknesses in the way performance is measured along with substantial barriers to achieving the Welsh government’s waste strategy, according to a report published ...

Stockport rolls out food waste scheme

When Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council wanted to expand its recycling services by adding new materials to its kerbside recycling scheme in order to further divert waste away from landfill and increase its recycling rate, it decided that offering a weekly kerbside food waste scheme combined ...

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