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23 October 2018

Gasification savings blow for Milton Keynes

Resilience testing of the gasification facility at Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park could mean that the council loses income next year. The “undelivered” income – or saving – is a part consequence of the testing by contractor Amey which is taking place at the advanced thermal treatment plant and will carry on until ...

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Severn Trent Green Power has been granted an environmental permit for a food waste anaerobic digestion facility in Derby – designed to process up to 48,500 tonnes of food waste per year. The site is located on land within the ...

Viridor is seeking to increase the amount of waste handled by its Runcorn energy from waste facility by 250,000 tonnes per annum. And the company is also expecting less plastic to be burnt and has revealed that air quality limits ...

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned of the higher waste costs being faced by councils over the last year as a “direct impact” of China’s restrictions on imports of recycled materials from the UK. The ...

Visitors can now register to attend the two day waste and recycling Letsrecycle Live show, organisers the Environment Media Group have announced. Following last week’s launch, exhibitors already signed up include Storm ...

OPINION: 'The state of our industry... why we are where we are', by John S Glover of Bywaters. Where are we as I write this? Because of the unknown certainties in the current world everything may change on a month to ...

Differences between packaging waste data and HMRC export figures for recycling have prompted reports in the national press over the UK’s recycling sector being investigated for fraud. While some of what the media have reported ...

Waste management business Biffa has joined the Slave-Free Alliance organisation in an attempt to abolish human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The company's decision to join was announced yesterday (October 18) to mark Anti-...

The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is investigating the compliance scheme Northern Compliance, after it failed to fulfil its household WEEE target for 2017. But, Northern Compliance – which is based in Gateshead and ...

Two proposals have been issued for the 2018 WEEE compliance fee and both include measures to incentivise local authority collections. The proposals have been put out for consultation by the Department for Environment Food and ...

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