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Colin Drummond to stand down

Colin Drummond to stand down

A big name in waste management and one seen by many as a pioneer in the field of energy recovery has announced he will retire next year.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

A raw matter of sewage disposal

A raw matter of sewage disposal

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Disposal of sewage sludge has become a huge global problem, throwing up significant environmental, social and cost problems all over the globe. But John O'Regan is about to change all that

 
 
Learning the facts of floodplains

Learning the facts of floodplains

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Low-lying areas near rivers have attracted human settlement for centuries. Daren Gooddy examines evidence from a study of the Thames floodplain and suggests that legacy landfills could put the functioning of these vital ecosystems at risk

 
 

Stay on message on recycling

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

How can England's stagnant recycling rate be boosted? Phillip Ward suggests strong data along with good communications can play a vital role in nudging the rate up to more reassuring levels

 
 

New ink on healthcare waste

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The NHS spent £86m last year disposing of clinical waste, but proper management of healthcare waste is a must, not just for healthcare professionals, but also for tattooists and salons, writes Matthew Smith

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Groundwater pollution risk scuppers sand and gravel extraction

31st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The risk to a protected aquifer in Hertfordshire was sufficient reason for an inspector to dismiss an appeal involving the extraction of sand and gravel from land in the green belt.

 
 

Extension of landfill life would cause green belt harm

31st October, 2014, Waste Planning

A recovered appeal for the extension of the operational life of a landfill facility in Cheshire to 2025 has been refused due to the harm it would cause to the green belt by way of inappropriateness.

 
 

Recycling facility expansion conflicts with strategic site locations

31st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The owners of a recycling facility in Leicestershire have failed to secure permission to expand the scope of their operations because it conflicted with the council's policies on the location of strategic sites.

 
 

Biomass boiler secured at green belt golf club

28th October, 2014, Waste Planning

In deciding to allow an appeal involving the erection of a building at a golf club in the Kent green belt to house a biomass boiler an inspector has agreed that very special circumstances had been demonstrated to outweigh its inappropriate nature.

 
 

Latest Comment

Establishing liability for flooding: factors for mineral and waste schemes

Establishing liability for flooding: factors for mineral and waste schemes

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

When acquiring a site, the risk of floods must be considered. If there is a potential risk (for example, it is near a river), your lawyers will typically obtain a desk-top report about flood risk on your behalf.

 
 
Hazardous waste deserves higher priority

Hazardous waste deserves higher priority

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The correct management of waste is of prime importance to the environment and the UK economy.

 
 
Positive moves at the resource and waste management show

Positive moves at the resource and waste management show

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

There was much positivity and enthusiasm, albeit tinged with a dose of reality, at this year's RWM show, held with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at Birmingham's NEC.

 
 
What's there not to like about charging for a single-use bag?

What's there not to like about charging for a single-use bag?

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

In July, Zero Waste Scotland launched a "carrier bag commitment" for retailers, ready for the introduction of single-use carrier bag charging in October. The carrier bag commitment will recognise businesses that donate the proceeds of the 5p bag char...