Sunday, June 26, 2022

How big is the toxic gas risk from old landill sites?

THE risk from toxic landfill sites is difficult to judge, and the case of 7-year old Zane Gbangbola may illustrate why. Zane died in...

Landfill sites: not just a load of rubbish, say biotechnology researchers

Cellulose fiber from rice straw viewed with a scanning electron microscope. Landfill sites contain high volumes of cellulose, and lignin, a polymer largely responsible...

Landfill fine after ‘offensive’ smells

A landfill site operator has been fined £10,500 for failing to stop offensive odours being detected off site on 17 separate occasions and prompting...

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...
The company was found to have breached compliance with its required leachate levels.

SITA fined for landfill permit breach

A £110k fine was handed to recycling and resource management firm SITA UK on 13 January after it breached the conditions of its environmental...

The life left in landfill: Veolia describes its recent stewardship of sites

Resource management firm Veolia has released information about its recent stewardship of landfill sites, supporting the claim that "there’s still life left in landfill...

Plastic option causing concern

THE British Plastics Federation has hit out at Defra’s preferred option to reduce the amount of plastic packaging going to landfill. The federation confirmed it...

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...
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GPS-enabled device assists landfill monitoring

ENVIRONMENTAL monitoring specialist Enitial has worked with Viridor to develop a new PDA-based device. The enidata device has modules for monitoring groundwater, surface water,...

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...

Site sniffer will warn of odours

AN ‘electronic nose’ could give advance warning to landfill operators of unacceptable odours becoming a problem. Now available in the UK, the technology can...

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...

Resilient lining system installed at Westmill

Hydraulic asphalt specialist Walo UK has completed lining another cell with Dense Asphaltic Concrete (DAC) at Westmill Landfill site near Ware in Hertfordshire. This...

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...
The Ness clean-up is believed to be the single largest remediation project in Scotland

Toxic coast clean-up concludes

ABERDEEN City Council has completed a four year long, £16million environmental project to clean-up and restore the former Ness landfill site in Aberdeen.

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...

New flaring technology extends lifespan of ageing landfill gas sites

Landfill support firm Biogas Technology has demonstrated a successful new low-calorific flaring solution to manage diminishing methane gas emissions on closed landfill sites. ...

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...
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Binding heavy metals: exploring the options

A recent trial carried out at a landfill site in the South West of England addressed the problem of how to remove a number...

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...