Waste Management Tuesday 1 September 2015
The tests will help establish guidance to reduce the number of waste fires 1 September 2015

Fire tests to update data from 1970s

Large-scale waste fire tests are expected to go ahead this autumn almost a year later than originally planned. Besides helping to assess safer spacing for piles of materials, the live stack burns also aim to establish the ...


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Veolia will not pursue construction of its New Barnfield EfW 1 September 2015

Veolia scraps Herts EfW plans


Veolia is not to challenge the government’s decision to reject construction of its proposed energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The 380,000 tonnes-per-year capacity site at New Barnfield was turned down by Communities ...

The bin lorry careered into shoppers on Queen Street last year, killing six people 1 September 2015

‘Insufficient evidence’ for Glasgow crash prosecution


Scotland’s Crown Office has outlined the reasoning behind its decision not to prosecute a Glasgow city council RCV driver whose vehicle careered into and killed six people at Christmas. The Crown Office released the details of ...

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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress


Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told letsrecycle.com. The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...

Strong demand from Europe for RDF makes EfW treatment for plastics more financially viable, FCC has claimed 28 August 2015

Agency’s RDF definition takes shape


The Environment Agency has offered an initial draft of its ‘concise’ definition of RDF to members of the waste industry and exporters of the material. An email, seen by letsrecycle.com, was sent out to ...

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WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study


WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arisings for 2012/14, assessed ...

ARTWORK SHOWS:  Harry Clarke in the witness box at the Glasgow bin lorry crash inquest, held at Glasgow Sheriffs Court. 26 August 2015

Role of doctors raised at Glasgow inquiry


THE solicitor general leading the fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of six people killed by an out of control bin lorry days before Christmas last year began her final submissions to the court yesterday (August 25). The ...

CHEM Trust has called on the EU to ban recycling products that contain harmful chemicals 25 August 2015

CHEM Trust in circular economy chemicals warning


Proposals to permit the recycling of products containing potentially hazardous material would be ‘short sighted’, a chemical protection charity has suggested in response to the EU Commission’s circular economy consultation. ...

UK trade bodies have responded to the EU Commission's circular economy consultation 25 August 2015

‘Consistent’ waste reporting tops circular economy agenda


Harmonised waste reporting and mandatory separate biowaste collections are among the proposals put forward during the consultation process for the EU Commission’s ‘ambitious’ circular economy package. The Environmental ...

ARTWORK SHOWS:  Harry Clarke in the witness box at the Glasgow bin lorry crash inquest, held at Glasgow Sheriffs Court. 20 August 2015

Glasgow driver Harry Clarke appears in Sheriff Court


THE DRIVER of a bin lorry that careered into and killed six people refused to answer a series of questions when he was called to give evidence at the fatal accident inquiry into their deaths today (20 August). Henry Clarke - also ...

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