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Royal Borough unveils food waste reward scheme

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has announced that it will reward its residents for recycling their food waste. Working in partnership with Recyclebank, residents will be able to earn points on a monthly basis in exchange for an online pledge to recycle their food waste; a scheme that is ...

Upping the AD ante with foodservice sector

The UK waste sector reached a 'significant milestone' in March when the number of anaerobic digestion plants topped the 100 mark. There are now 106 plants. But is it enough? David Burrows examines the hospitality sector and its potential for AD feedstock.

More transparency needed in WEEE, says study

Environmental credentials and clear confirmed audit trails are the most important added value factors when it comes to choosing a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme (PCS), according to an independent study into the perceptions of waste disposal authorities ...

Energy from waste demonstrator shortlist revealed

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has drawn up a shortlist of three companies competing to design “the most economically and commercially viable, efficient energy from waste gasification demonstrator plant possible”.

UK small businesses focused on growth and not sustainability

A new study sponsored by UPS, a specialist in logistics, is reported to show that nearly two thirds (64%) of small businesses in the UK do not have a written sustainability strategy (Q1) or set of sustainability policies (Q2), despite increasing pressure from customers and suppliers.

Average glass recycling rate in EU rises over 70%

According to the latest glass recycling industry data published earlier this week by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) - the average glass recycling rate in the European Union has risen above the 70% threshold for the first time.

Over 70& of aerosols recycled

Nearly 70% of England, Scotland and Wales buy or use aerosols and of those who buy them 73% are recycled, according to a GFK NOP survey carried out for BAMA (the British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association).

Europe recycles 35% waste in 2010

Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010, according to the European Environment Agency.

Waste welcomes sentencing laws

The waste sector has welcomed proposals to tighten up the sentencing laws around environmental crimes such as fly-tipping and breaches of waste permits.

Horsegate: What effect will it have on waste?

The horsemeat scandal has rocked the food industry. Not only has it dented consumer confidence and exposed the risks of ‘the race to the lowest price’, it has also raised questions about the value placed on meat: its production, processing and also its disposal. Has meat really become too cheap? Or ...

Suffolk recycling centre staff trained as lifesavers

Staff at the 11,000 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Suffolk are being provided with lifesaving defibrillators and training as part of a partnership between FCC Environment, Suffolk County Council an d the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

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