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The shortage relates primarily to a lack of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants, which are replacing landfill sites as the preferred, more sustainable solution for non-recyclable 'residual' waste....
They can take up to 500 years to decompose and form one of the largest waste streams dumped in UK landfills, PHS Group says of waste hygiene products. For instance, no less than 3 billion diapers are...
In Croatia, 82% of waste is still landfilled. ‘There were about 140 active landfill sites in Germany back in 1970; a lot has changed since then, but just imagine how difficult it is for Croatia...
‘Large numbers of energy-from waste plants exist right across Europe and further waste-to-energy plants are being planned and built in the UK, while landfill is frowned upon as the accepted...
In a move to reduce the millions of used disposable cups that end up in landfill, the chain's customers will be encouraged to leave or return them to a Costa store where they will be stored on a...
The data means that the recycling of plastic is considerably below the national average for recycling; currently 45% of recyclable goods are recycled each year, so argues Recoup UK Household Plastics...
Municipal solid waste generation increased to 258.5 million tonnes in the same year, up 1.4% compared to 2013. Recycling and composting grew 2.2% to 89.4 million tonnes. According to the EPA,...
The days following October 31 are a nightmare, it says, for the UK’s waste industry as it struggles to cope with mounds of plastic and non-recyclables that have to be dumped. Last year, 15...
The European plastics industry ranks second in the world production league table with its stable market share of around 18% reflecting the continuation of its recovery phase, according to industry...
Both BHS systems will become operational at the start of the new year and will process municipal solid waste from the governorates of Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi in northwest Oman. Purchasing the...
The amount of household waste recycled increased by 34 411 tonnes last year. The largest quantities of material recycled or reused in 2015 corresponded to paper and card on 222 600 tonnes followed by...
The European plastics industry has taken 'almost a quantum leap' over the past two decades, Emans noted at the association's 20th annual gathering. 'But with only 26.3% recycling rates and landfill...
More than 9000 refrigerators that were destroyed or abandoned after the fire have been dropped off at the landfill while a similar number has been taken to a local recycling company, according to...
TEPPFA has identified that, under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACh) legislation and Waste Framework Directive (WFD), there are additives...
The recycling line includes a plastic shredder, an extruder, an injection moulder and a rotation moulder. Interestingly, Hakkens notes the devices are made using everyday materials and basic tools...
'It's an enormous waste of materials and the value of those materials,' comments Conrad MacKerron, senior vice-president of As You Sow, an organisation which promotes corporate environmental and...
The council typically captures 55% of all empty glass jars and bottles thanks to its nine recycling centres and 105 recycling points in the area - but this means 45% is still being consigned to...
According to Fortune.com, a major, high-tech recycling plant in Baltimore could be sorting 54 000 tonnes of plastic scrap by this time next year - including yogurt cups, milk cartons and plastic soda...
The European Commission is expected to publish its 'more ambitious' circular economy package later this year after the first draft was axed at the end of 2014. Falkenberg has played a major role in...
The 3000m² plant was installed by Extrupet and features Starlinger technology. Promoted as the first on the continent to use a 'Coca-Cola approved technology' for soft drink bottles, the...
Seven EU member states currently achieve landfilling rates of less than 10%. 'Interestingly, all of these countries have enacted a landfill ban,' said Engelmann, who is the director of EU &...
Between participating companies which include Kraft Foods and Plastipak Packaging, almost 11 million pounds of material has been diverted from Illinois landfills alone. 'This amount is the equivalent...
'We need to find ways to minimise impurities in recyclables,' stresses Karl Falkenberg, director general of the European Commission's DG Environment. Falkenberg, among others, participated in a...
Carton recycling has grown 194% in just six years and is now accessible to 61 million people across 48 states. 'A growing number of cartons are appearing on grocery shelves and consumers are...
The Circular Economy Package, which was published by the European Commission in July this year, has been welcomed by the bvse, with executive director Eric Rehbock expressing his appreciation of the...
Umi-no-Mori, which literally translates as ′sea forest′, is regarded by Tokyo officials as a highly sustainable venue for the Games. The project will see the complete transformation of a...
While sustainability has been winning terrain of late, a game about recycling might seem ′mundane and boring′ to consumers, Mills reckons. But the founder of Relevant Games has just the...
The leading ceramic tile company is using 100% locally-sourced recycled glass - now also derived from long-landfilled cathode ray tube (CRT) screens. Fireclay Tile purchases the CRT glass from e-...
'Zero Plastics to Landfill' was at the heart of the conference, which was held in Paris. Engelman observed that Europe is making big leaps towards reaching this goal. However, but noted that...
From the start of 2014, all companies will be obligated by law to recycle their material or risk a hefty fine. Luckily, 'a growing number of organisations' across the country are already gearing up...

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