anaerobic digestion

Anaerobic Digestion Now Powers Over a Million Homes, Report Finds

AD Now Powers Over a Million Homes, Report Finds A new report shows that anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK now have enough capacity to power over a million homes. The report shows that AD in the UK now … Read More

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Government needs greater accountability over resources

Government needs greater accountability over resources The UK should establish bodies to oversee Government policy to boost resource efficiency and environmental responsibility, a major waste management conference has been told. Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the House of Lords … Read More

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ESA: Ofgem Waste to Energy Cuts Make Mockery of Circular Economy

ESA: Ofgem Waste to Energy Cuts Make Mockery of Circular Economy The decision by the UK’s energy regulator Ofgem to reduce payments to small decentralised generators by almost 95% has been criticised by the Environmental Services Association. The decision by … Read More

EU to discuss RoHS Directive ‘reuse’ amendments

EU to discuss RoHS Directive ‘reuse’ amendments

EU to discuss RoHS Directive ‘reuse’ amendments According to a recent article on Let’s Recycle, negotiations over the future of the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive – which will impact the handling of waste electrical and electronic equipment … Read More

BSI Standards

BSI launches circular economy standard

BSI launches circular economy standard The standards company BSI, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, BS 8001:2017 in the face of competing demand for world resources. Called a “Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy … Read More

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Resource efficiency ‘central’ to Industrial Strategy

Resource efficiency ‘central’ to Industrial Strategy A group of senior waste industry and business leaders have called for resource efficiency to play a ‘central role’ in the government’s Industrial Strategy. The comments came from the RWM Ambassadors group in response … Read More

circular economy

ESA calls for planners to ‘think circular economy’

ESA calls for planners to ‘think circular economy’ Planning authorities in the UK need to change the way they treat the waste and recycling sector if circular economy objectives are to be met, according to the Environmental Services Association report which … Read More

domestic waste issues

New guide tackles waste issues in London’s domestic rented sector

New guide tackles waste issues in London’s domestic rented sector A new guide has identified areas in which London boroughs can work more effectively with tenants and landlords to tackle waste management problems in the domestic rented sector in the … Read More

circular economy

BS 8001 – Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

The move to a ‘circular economy’ has been identified as a significant opportunity for UK business. It will contribute towards a resource efficient and low-carbon economy, reducing costs and supply chain risks, while generating economic and social value. The release … Read More

landfill diversion

Coffey rejects Energy-from-Waste as plastics packaging solution

Coffey rejects Energy-from-Waste as plastics packaging solution According to a recent article published by Let’s Recycle, Thérèse Coffey, Resource Minister, has claimed that it is better to bury plastic than burn it, whilst debating a 75,000-strong e-petition calling for a … Read More