There are European and UK rules governing waste import and export. The regulations apply from the point of loading the waste until it has been fully recovered or disposed of at the destination facility. The controls that apply to your waste import and export will depend on the: treatment planned for the waste when it reaches its destination country of …
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.
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.
Landfill sites could contain valuable recyclable materials including metals, currently attracting high market prices, and plastics which, although possibly heavily contaminated, could still be utilised for energy recovery.
30 landfill sites close in the UK this year, taking the number of closures to 130 since 2008, according to a new report. Although another eight landfill sites have either opened or re-opened in the last year, there has been a further drop in the amount of waste being sent to landfill, the report found. Another 30 landfill sites closed …
Yorwaste: New M&K Commercial & Industrial Waste (C&I), Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) & Construction & Demolition Waste (C&D) Recycling Solution goes live ahead of schedule
As space in Britain’s landfills runs out, the race is on to find environmentally friendly alternatives