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20 May 2013
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UK wood industry sees ‘sharp switch’ to biomass
Woodchip produced for biomass overtakes that for panel-board for ‘first time...
No landfill ban for wood waste
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says it is not ‘the right...
Split glass targets included in new regulations
Updated figures for packaging recycling have been agreed in Parliament,...
Subsidising biomass could put 40,000 jobs at risk
Environmentalists, NGOs and the furniture industry call on government to impose ‘strict limits’ on biomass subsidies.
UK pledges support to Tropical Forest Alliance
UK pledges support to the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, a forum aimed at reducing tropical deforestation.
Extending landfill bans could recover £2.5 billion
A new report from think tank Green Alliance advocates extending landfill bans to recover £2.5 billion of resources each year.
Wales publishes recyclables destinations report
A new report showing the primary destinations of household recycling has been published by the Welsh Government.
Environment Agency challenged over Barton permit
Environment Agency’s decision to grant permit to Barton Renewable Energy Plant challenged by Breathe Clean Air Group.
Permits revoked after recycling centre fire
Wood Recycling Services to have environmental permits revoked following fire at its Hertfordshire wood recycling centre.
PRN targets met despite failure to comply
Preliminary figures show the total amount of PRNs issued in 2012 were ‘sufficient’ despite five companies failing to comply.
WRAP Cymru reopens Large Scale Infrastructure Fund
Large Scale Infrastructure Fund reopens in Wales to create jobs and divert 270,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.
Drax secures funding for biomass conversion
Electricity generator Drax, secures £100m loan from GIB to convert three of its six boilers to accept biomass only.
Landfill ban could save £2.1 billion, says WRAP
Updated WRAP report suggests that the UK could save £2.1 billion if a blanket landfill ban on unsorted waste is implemented.
Defra’s recently published definition of waste states that for something to be waste it ‘can no longer be used for [its] original purpose’. Annie Reece spends a day with...
All Mixed Up
Joe Bloggs knows that recycling is good and wants to do his bit, but – more likely than not – he’s a bit confused about the best way to do it. Resource looks into the...
More £50,000 grants for reuse and repair
WRAP offers businesses grants of up to £50,000 for reuse and repair initiatives for textiles, furniture and WEEE.
Fire at wood recycling centre in Hertfordshire
Large piles of wooden pallets still ablaze at Wood Recycling Services in Hertfordshire, days after fire ignites.
ELV shredder residue included in recovery targets
Environment Agency and Defra confirm auto shredder residue from end-of-life vehicles can be burnt and included in recovery targets.
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