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Refuse Derived Fuel RDF export and logistics

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The UK continues to develop treatment infrastructure as an alternative to landfill. A key alternative to landfill is the production of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for energy generation via combustion.  With a lack of available Energy from waste (EfW) treatment capacity in the UK, RDF producers have taken advantage of spare capacity in the wider European market caused by a …

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Why is the UK exporting waste, if waste is such a valuable resource?

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The surge in the UK exporting waste is bringing in money, but with issues around energy security and resource scarcity, the UK might be missing an opportunity at home. British exporters are facing some worrying headwinds. The value of the pound is riding high and the engines of economic recovery in the Eurozone (the UK’s main export market) are yet to …

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Environment in the EU27 In 2011, 40% of treated municipal waste was recycled or composted, up from 27% in 2001


In the EU27, 503 kg of municipal waste1 was generated per person in 2011, while 486 kg of municipal waste was treated2 per person. This municipal waste was treated in different ways3: 37% was landfilled, 23% incinerated, 25% recycled and 15% composted, compared with 56% landfilled, 17% incinerated, 17% recycled and 10% composted in 2001.

Closing the Circle: Enhanced Landfill Mining


Landfill mining has been touted as a way to recover valuable materials discarded over the years. So how does Enhanced Landfill mining differ? The Flanders-based Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium addresses the difference with a case study outlining the REMO landfill site in Belgium and potential energy recovery.

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The benefits provided by (EfW) Energy from Waste plants across Europe

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Waste-to-Energy

This film illustrates the benefits provided by (EfW) Energy from Waste plants across Europe, energy that’s recovered from the waste that we all produce.   The film’s makers, the Confederation of European Waste to Energy Plants (CEWEP), say that if we could use the waste that is not suitable for recycling, but is still landfilled in Europe today, then we …

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Rise of Energy from Waste (EfW) in UK will be ‘meteoric’ claims CIWM chief

Energy, Waste-to-Energy

The UK Energy from Waste market is expanding rapidly and shows signs of further growth potential, according to a leading industry figurehead. Speaking at the Energy Solutions show in London earlier today, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) chief executive Steve Lee said that the country is doing a good job in how it manages its waste and is …

Large-scale Energy from Waste set to lose out as Scotland steps up zero waste

Energy, Energy from Waste, Recycling

  Scotland’s emerging waste treatment landscape will be dominated by localised facilities rather than large-scale energy recovery (energy from waste), a group of experts have forecast. The country’s zero waste agenda, which is more ambitious and prescriptive than England’s, requires all waste to be pre-treated to remove recyclates before being sent for energy recovery.This driver will not only incentivise operators …

Central Wales to send food waste to Anaerobic Digestion in Oxfordshire


Ceredigion and Powys county councils have signed an £11 million contract with Agrivert to recycle 10,000 tonnes-a-year of food waste at the company’s anaerobic digestion plant in Cassington, Oxfordshire. In 2009, the Welsh Government embarked on an ambitious food waste recycling programme, which saw local authorities come together to form five “procurement hubs” to jointly procure food waste treatment capacity. …