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Open dumps present global risk

A new report quantifies the scale of the global health emergency presented by open dump sites, declaring that the problem is escalating in seriousness. …

Stepping up to the plate

The drive to reduce food waste looks likely to become more intense as the UK seeks to meet its commitment to halve it by 2020. Envirotec’s Paul Marsh …

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 permit for a …

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 February 2014, a day after …

Rethinking the care of legacy landfills

With the advent of more efficient waste processing methods and increasing landfill taxes, the days of landfilling may finally be numbered. The post-closure …

Zero waste progress for food and drink

Food and drink manufacturers have reduced the waste they send to landfill by two thirds, according to the latest survey from the Food and Drink Federation …

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 …

Breaking it down: compostable product packaging

Paul Marsh looks at the latest progress MORE and more product packaging is being recycled each year but a lot of it still goes to landfill, particularly where …

Contaminated land gas analyser aids tsunami clean-up effort

IT may now be two years since a devastating tsunami hit the Pacific coast of Japan, but the clean-up continues. 20 million tons of waste from the tsunami has …

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 …




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