News Wednesday 21 October 2020
21 October 2020

EfW plants ‘cause deaths’ of 15 Londoners per year

Fifteen deaths of London residents per year are attributable to emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from the capital’s five energy from waste (EfW) facilities, a report claims. The study, ‘Health Effects due to Emissions from Energy from Waste Plant in London’, was commissioned in 2019 by the Greater London...

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24 November 2000

Easimet seeks top three place in UK ferrous export market


Metals recycling company Easimet is to open a second UK export facility for ferrous scrap in a bid to become one of the largest exporters in the market. Managing director Graham Sait told that the company was to ...

24 November 2000

Trial light tube recycling service for Kent residents


Kent County Council has introduced a trial fluorescent tube recycling service for householders in Maidstone and Canterbury. Residents can take used fluorescent tubes to a household waste recycling centre in each of the two ...

24 November 2000

Slower ferrous outlook for winter months


With ferrous scrap prices for December looking likely to stay level or even fall because of a poor domestic outlook coupled with weaker international markets reflecting international weakness in steel prices. Consultants MEPS of Sheffield ...

23 November 2000

Larac set to appoint first administrative officer


Local government recycling organisation Larac is to appoint its first ever administrative officer on a two year contract. The aim of the appointment is to boost services to members including improving communications and other ...

23 November 2000

One stop shop helps Biffa drive up recovery rate


The conversion of 90% of its 830 vehicle collection fleet to ultra low sulphur diesel and the encouragement of eco-improvements in its supply chain are main features of the environmental report just released by Biffa Waste Services.

23 November 2000

Composting plant to be starter project for London Waste Action project


The first of three London Waste Action projects to get off the ground could see work on a composting plant get underway in March next year. The development comes as London’s recycling and waste management activities develop rapidly with a new...

23 November 2000

Councils may get more access to Landfill Tax credits, says Treasury minister


Next year's Budget could contain measures to let local authorities receive Landfill Tax credits to help pay for measures to increase recycling levels. The suggestion came in a speech by Treasury Minister Stephen Timms this...

22 November 2000

Valpak welcomes government move to 56% recovery target


The decision by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to cut back the overall recovery target for packaging waste in 2001 from a proposed 58% to 56% has been welcomed by Valpak, Britain's largest compliance scheme.

22 November 2000

Tory environment spokesman attacks packaging waste system


Describing himself as a ”fanatic about recycling", shadow environment minister Damian Green today attacked the UK’s packaging waste system as failing to work and failing to reduce packaging levels. Ignoring the fact that ...

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