Wednesday, December 7, 2022

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report...
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Black bag blues: Does Scotland have enough incineration capacity?

Ongoing uncertainty about Scotland's ability to deal with its own residual waste - once a ban on landfilling biodegradeable material takes effect on 1 January 2026 - has prompted soul-searching north of the border, and an extensive contemplation of the appropriate role that incineration should play in the waste hierarchy. Envirotec reports.

CH4nge is in the air? Comparing laser and FID for landfill emissions monitoring

The accurate and effective monitoring of surface methane emissions levels is critical to the safe operation of landfill and waste management sites. However, methane...

EU Waste Shipment Regulation should not incentivise landfills capacity

A trade group comprising European suppliers of waste-to-energy technology, ESWET, has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to revise the waste shipment regulation to reduce...

Landfill and recycling both down, and incineration on the up: Scotland waste summary 2020...

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published statistics on 7 December detailing household waste collected across all local authorities during 2020, as well as...

A new waste market is taking shape in Europe, following COVID-19, says recovery firm

Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of resource recovery specialist Geminor, writes Despite the recent flare-up of the COVID-pandemic in Europe, a number of countries are reporting a...

Measuring methane at landfill sites using drones

Waste management firm Viridor says it is demonstrating its ambition to tackle climate change by supporting the development of new technologies for measuring and...

Plastic waste has some economic benefit for developing countries

For decades, wealthy nations have transported plastic trash, and the environmental problems that go with it, to poorer countries, but researchers say they have...

Brighton firm to develop new landfill methane emission monitoring intelligence platform

Environmental sector ICT specialist Recycle2Trade has signed up to the national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support programme, which...

SEPA household waste statistics 2019 highlight positive trends on recycling, carbon emissions and reduced...

Carbon impact of waste down 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent from 2011 Less than 1 million tonnes of household waste sent to...
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Sponsored Content: Out with the old leachate removal solutions

Leachate Solutions has introduced what it describes as a more up to date alternative process for the removal of dissolved methane and CO2 from water and leachate.
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Bringing real-time control to leachate treatment

A new approach to methane stripping appears to bring cutting-edge technology to an area of the wastewater industry that has often appeared inefficient and clunky. Envirotec spoke to Rostech Environmental, to find out more .
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Battery enables landfill gas to balance with the gas grid

Flexible energy generation specialist Ylem Energy has installed the UK’s very first 1MW battery energy storage system alongside an existing landfill-gas generator to enable the site to participate in the National Grid’s Balancing Mechanism .

Landfill methane detector avoids false readings and cross-gassing effects

A new methane detector is said to be ideal for landfill surface emissions monitoring (SEM). The LANDTEC SEM5000 methane (CH4) detector from Q.E.D. Environmental...

Thermal ammonia removal facility treats leachate from largest landfill in Hong Kong

The Organics Group, a UK and Thailand based wastewater treatment specialist, has recently completed the turnkey design, manufacture and installation of its latest HK$...

Microbiologists set sights on landfill bacteria

Scientists at the TSU Biological Institute have launched a research project aimed at better understanding the bacteria behind waste decomposition

SEPA landfill plan aims to improve compliance and assist transition to a circular economy

SEPA has launched an ambitious plan that it says will "drive environmental compliance at Scotland’s landfill sites, harness innovation and help the sector responsibly...

Student dissertation adds detail to landfill mining feasibility

Decontamination of landfills and open dumpsites could prove profitable, both financially and for the environment, as many researchers and waste experts are beginning to...

Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be best for low grade waste plastics, says recycling...

With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China's National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up...