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Date set for WEEE judicial review hearing 1 October 2014

WEEE schemes submit compliance fee proposal

The trade body representing nine major trade associations and WEEE compliance schemes ERP, Recolight and REPIC has submitted its proposals for the mechanism for a ‘compliance fee’ for 2014, as set out under the new WEEE Regulations. The body, the Joint Trade Associations, is proposing a fee which gets higher the further a ...

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The LondonWaste Eco Park in Edmonton has has an EfW capacity of 550,000 tonnes of waste per year 1 October 2014

North London EfW plans edge closer

 

An expected announcement on future plans for the site of the Edmonton energy-from-waste (EfW) facility has been postponed by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) until later this autumn. The NLWA is...

Shanks' Frog Island MBT near Rainham in East London could be out of action for ore than 12 months after a fire on August 4 2014
    Shanks' Frog Island MBT near Rainham in East London could be out of action for ore than 12 months after a fire on August 4 2014 1 October 2014

Usual operations ‘over 12 months’ away at Shanks MBT

 

Shanks’ Frog Island mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant may not be fully operational for around 12 months after the East London facility caught fire over the summer, the Environment Agency has said. And, while the ...

Poundland has appointed Helistrat to manage its back of store recycling services 1 October 2014

News in brief

 

With news on a name change for ADBA; Helistrat wins Poundland waste contract; Welsh Government Food sector plan development; Alpha Programme funding milestone; and, a reuse scheme at Portsmouth University ...

The first phase of PRSD will not be available for use until 2015 1 October 2014

EA delays digital producer responsibility database

 

The Environment Agency has confirmed that its plans to introduce a single digital system to access and submit data for producer responsibility systems and international waste shipments have been delayed until 2015. The Producer ...

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Finding food waste feedstock

 

Tamar Energy's director of operations Mat Stewart discusses the challenges in getting hold of food waste feedstock to feed anaerobic digestion plants. It goes without saying that every effort should be ...

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Woman dies in Worcester waste truck collision

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died following a collision with a waste lorry in the Shambles, Worcester city centre yesterday (September 29). The 69-year-old woman, who has not been named, was confirmed dead...

Three businesses have struck gold in the latest Zero Waste Awards 30 September 2014

Gold for three businesses in Zero Waste Awards

 

Three organisations have received a Gold Zero Waste Award in recognition for their efforts to reduce waste and minimise their environmental impact, during the latest round of judging for 2014. The three successful candidates were ...

Input data from MRFs will be used to assess collection quality 30 September 2014

Legal action ‘last resort’ over separate collections

 

The Environment Agency will only pursue legal action against those failing to meet the legal requirements for separate collections of recyclable materials from January 1 ‘as a last resort’. According to the Agency, it is ...

The gasification chambers at the Rank Recycling Scotland CHP facility 30 September 2014

Dumfries and Galloway awards heat supply contract

 

A contract has been agreed between Dumfries and Galloway council and the owner of the former Scotgen combined heat and power energy-from-waste plant for the supply of waste heat to the council’s planned Zero Waste Park. Under ...

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Party conference season is now in full swing, with all of the major parties setting out their stalls ahead of the May 2015 general election. Labour fired the starting gun in Manchester last weekend, with the Conservative ...

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The appearance of Dan Rogerson at the end of the RWM exhibition last week was something of a surprise, confusing and, truth be known, disappointing. The recycling, or resource minister, had already submitted a video address for the start of ...

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