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Scotland unveils house of the future

Scottish Environment secretary, Richard Lochhead has opened Scotland’s resource efficient house; a building project that aims to offer affordable, sustainable housing.

Packaging industry slams carrier bag tax

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s announcement that a tax on single-use carrier bags is going to be introduced in England by Autumn 2015 has been condemned by PAFA (Packaging and Films Association) as a “political diversion”.

Better collection for small food waste outlets

Waste companies need to improve the services on offer to small hospitality businesses and restaurants as competition for food waste intensifies in the wake of rising anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity, according to the findings of a new report for a food sector forum.

WEEE2 proposals get WEEE sector thumbs up

The Joint Trade Association (JTA), a group of eight trade associations in the electrotechnical sector and four producer owned and led WEEE producer compliance schemes, has stated that it fully endorses the government’s view that proposed changes to the WEEE legislation will generate revenues and ...

Tesco unveils food waste initiative

Tesco is announcing a food waste campaign this week. According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph, the supermarket behemoth will state an ambitious target of using “its scale to create social change”. Its CEO, Philip Clarke is expected to say that food will be sold in smaller portions and food ...

Scottish schemes struggle to achieve green growth

Reported growth in Scotland’s community renewable schemes does not give the full picture, according to Gregory Dix of Savills Energy. Dix, project manager at Savills Energy, said figures released earlier this year by the Energy Saving Trust which say Scotland is on track to achieve its community ...

MVV Energie builds biomass plant in Kent

German energy company MVV Energie has begun construction of a biomass power plant near Sittingbourne in Kent. The project is being undertaken by MVV Environment Ridham, an English subsidiary of MVV Energie.

Grundon supports anaerobic digestion facility

Anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist Agrivert has joined forces with Grundon Waste Management in a multi-million pound deal which provides funding for its third AD plant. The agreement sees Grundon providing £5m as a shareholder loan while the remainder of the £11m price tag for the development will ...

Beddington ERF gets green light to go

Last week, a planning committee gave the green light for an energy recovery facility (ERF) to be built in Beddington, South London, on the borders of Sutton, Merton and Croydon. A spokesperson for the South London Waste Partnership’s four boroughs (Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton) said they ...

Wales hits 52% recycling target

Minister for natural resources and food, Alun Davies, has welcomed figures which show that between January and March 2013 Wales recycled 50% of its waste.

WRAP unveils annual Gate Fees Report 2013

The annual WRAP Gate Fees Report, which provides an updated summary of charges for a range of alternative waste treatment, recovery and disposal options across the UK, was published last week.

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