Cash calculator can cut costs on construction sites

WASTE processing expert and equipment supplier Worsley Plant has been showing customers affected by recent HMRC guidance how to save cash. Its new savings calculator...

Veolia and the RSPB celebrate “landfill facelift” and biodiversity work in Essex

Work with the RSPB continues to promote local biodiversity across Pitsea Landfill site in Essex, says Veolia. Equivalent in size to approximately 450 international football...

Nuclear waste sent to landfill

WRONGLY labelled bags of radioactive waste were sent to a landfill site, earning the company that owns the Sellafield nuclear plant a £700,000 fine. The...
Austria, Germany and Belgium are recycling the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. But the UK and Ireland are chasing hard.

Catch up time for British Isles

Austria, Germany and Belgium are recycling the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. But the UK and Ireland are chasing hard. THOSE...

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...
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Lagging on landfill

THE UK has been praised for “drastically reducing” the amount of municipal waste it sends to landfill. But it still lags behind the top...

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...

Single instrument solution for monitoring landfill gas collection

The Landtec GEM5000 series from QED Environmental Systems is designed to monitor landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS). Equipped to sample and analyze...

Asphalt lining of landfill cell at Westmill

Hydraulic engineering specialist WALO UK has been back on site at Westmill, lining the site’s final landfill cell with Dense Asphaltic Concrete (DAC). This...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

Data shows less going to landfill

LATEST estimates of local authority collected waste generation and management for England and the regions reveal that the tonnage being sent to landfill by...
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Ground gas analysis without the capex

THE CIRIA-compliant GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyser can now be leased from Geotech, providing a useful solution for consultants carrying out...
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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,...

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

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...
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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 .

Swiss are on a roll

NEW technology from Switzerland designed to remove the need for landfill was unveiled at the RWM show. The new method for recovering a greater proportion...