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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 ...


Stockport NHS Trust invests in food waste digesters

The Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stopping Hill Hospital, recently purchased two Waste20 food waste digesters from Waste2, a sustainable food waste solution manufactured in the UK by Mechline Developments.


MetalMatters launches in Northern Ireland

Alupro (the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) has teamed up with the local authority waste partnership, arc21, and its waste management partner, Bryson Recycling, to launch the MetalMatters programme across the East of Northern Ireland.



£250 bin fund will not deliver, says waste industry

A fund of up to quarter of a billion pounds to help support councils to deliver weekly bin collections announced by communities secretary Eric Pickles last week will not deliver the intended major shift in the frequency of residual waste collections, warned industry pundits.






Rival bidder slams proposed Valpak management buy-out

A Leeds-based businessman has attacked former secretary of state for the environment, Lord Deben, John Selwyn Gummer, after claiming he has been “shut out” of a bid to buy Valpak, the producer compliance scheme.





EU waste laws could save €72bn, says report

Full implementation of EU waste legislation would save €72 bn a year, increase the annual turnover of the EU waste management and recycling sector by €42 bn, and create over 400,000 jobs by 2020, according to a European Commission study published this week.


Recofloor roadshows attract new members

Recofloor’s nationwide bacon butty roadshows in 2011 have attracted an additional 75 flooring contractors, according to the vinyl flooring recycling scheme founded by flooring manufacturers, Altro and Polyflor.




EEF report gets cautious welcome

A report entitled Government’s waste strategy: six months on published by EEF, the British manufacturers’ industry body, which urged the government to improve the UK’s waste management strategy and combat the growing threat of a materials shortage, has been given a guarded response by the waste ...

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