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Posts Tagged ‘zero to landfill’

Landfill mining – Profiting from treated waste? Is it rubbish?

Last month it was released that Zero Waste Scotland are planning on following in the footsteps of leading economies such as the United States, Thailand and Korea who have put landfill mining into action. Although the Scottish government is only researching at this time it is very […]

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Landfill reliant SMEs risk becoming uncompetitive

Small businesses are about to chuck away £470m in landfill tax this year by not recycling adequately enough, as documented by new research. An investigation carried out on behalf of Veolia by SQW have discovered that last year SMEs in the british isles spent £430m on tax […]

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Polidor turns ITM Group waste into Electricity

Polidor removes waste tobacco from International Tobacco Machinery Group UK and turns it into electricity. The tobacco, as a HMRC bonded product had to be destroyed in a safe and secure manner while complying with HMRC regulations. Polidor guaranteed its diversion from landfill and also managed to use the […]

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Hospitality sector agreement launched to cut waste

A new voluntary set up could save the hospitality industry £76 million by the end of 2015 through waste reduction and recycling has been launched today (June 26) by WRAP. More than 60 restaurants, hotels, industry bodies and government departments have contracted to the Hospitality and Food […]

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HMRC have announced two changes to the rules regarding Landfill Tax

In a brief published on Friday (May 18), the HMRC said that tax should be paid on material used to protect or ‘provide a suitable stable substrate’ for the overlying layers at the top of a landfill cell. Known as the ‘top fluff layer’, this is around […]

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Zero Waste – What does it actually mean?

I wanted to discuss the term zero waste, its meanings and how it can help create a sustainable waste infrastructure. Much focus in recent CSR policy for businesses has been on achieving the ultimate goal of zero waste. Indeed many companies have set a target to achieve […]

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WRAP Plan for UK without Waste

WRAP revealed their business plan for 2011-15 back in October 2011. What this means for local authorities, and the waste and resource management industry. The vision behind the business plan is ultimately a world without waste, In order to achieve that the two priorities within the plan […]

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