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17 November 2017

China moves toward 0.5% contamination limit

Further details have emerged of the proposed revised standard for the export of materials to China for recycling, which could now be set at 0.5% allowable levels of contrary material rather than the originally proposed 0.3%. However, this is lower than a 1.0% figure which had been presented at a meeting of the World Trade ...

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Biomass UK No 3 has had its permit application for the proposed Boston Energy Production Facility at Boston, Lincolnshire approved by the Environment Agency. But the application for a similar plant at Barry, south Wales is to go ...

The UK’s waste management sector has backed a Europe-wide call for public procurement policies to increase the demand for secondary raw materials including plastics. The call comes in the wake of a push by the European ...

Wood recyclers have voiced their concerns at a decision by the Environment Agency to reject parts of its proposed waste wood fire prevention plan (FPP) template. Speaking at the conference on Fire prevention and control in...

Grundon and Viridor staff at its Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) facility near Slough, are taking part in a 12 week mentoring programme with local schools. Last week, the two waste management companies joined forces to focus on...

Recent fire tests organised by the waste sector appear to have found new ways to better tackle waste fires, a conference in London heard yesterday. Speaking at the conference on Fire prevention and control in the waste and ...

Wood recycling firm R Plevin & Sons has been fined £216,000 for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in South Yorkshire while manually un-sheeting the unit. At ...

Perthshire-based organics recycler, Earnside Energy, has secured a contract with waste management broker, New Star Environmental Limited of Buckingham, to process retail food waste in Scotland. As part of the contract, food waste...

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced plans to align waste and recycling collection, disposal and vehicle procurement arrangements by March 2020. According to the Partnership, operating under three unified contracts will ...

An arrangement where a soil remediation company has been given a peppercorn lease on land is set to deliver the clean-up of a contaminated site in Wolverhampton by the city council. Dunton Environmental, which is involved with the design and ...

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