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Plastic bottle deposit return schemes back on the table

Support appears to be mounting for the adoption of a mandatory deposit return system (DRS) for plastics drinks containers sold in the UK. Taking empty bottles …

Lifting specialist reinforces relationship with low level radioactive waste operator

The UK’s main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling …

Lessons learned from decades of not getting anywhere with geological disposal of high level radioactive waste

Geological disposal is the most popular and widely used option for dealing with high level radioactive waste. But its deployment has never gotten off the …

Suez invests £250k in MDF recycling technology

A company that is developing a “world-first” technology to recycle MDF waste has received a £250,000 investment from SUEZ Recycling and Recovery …

Domestic energy-from-waste unit wins Government funding

A seemingly ground-breaking energy-from-waste domestic heating system has been awarded support from the Government’s Innovate Energy Game Changer fund, …

Hanson reopens ground granulated blast furnace slag grinding plant in Middlesborough

Hanson has re-opened its ground granulated blast furnace slag grinding plant at Teesport Docks in Middlesbrough, creating 20 new jobs. The plant was mothballed …

Small-scale non-headline-grabbing-but-totally-consistent energy generation sets the scene for “next generation agriculture”

Describing your highly innovative technology as ‘a slurry tank with a lid on’ is unlikely to win any marketing awards, but with nine successful farm-based …

New ‘Green’ waste site applications down 20% in a year as local authority spending cuts hit, says law firm

The number of planning applications to build new environmentally-friendly waste management sites has dropped by 20% in a year, to 189 in 2015/16 from 237 in …

Defra u-turn on hazardous waste will harm plasma disposal technology, says firm behind it

In a late U-turn Defra has chosen to turn its back on European environmental legislation and to continue to permit hazardous materials that are potentially …

Risk that novel materials will be the landfill of the future

Novel materials like carbon fibre and bioplastics can be stronger, lighter and less resource intensive than traditional materials, so will be key to the low …

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