Waste Planning
New deal to improve recycling in schools

New deal to improve recycling in schools

Kent County Council has struck a deal for waste collection, treatment and disposal to help schools across Ashford and Shepway districts improve recycling.

 

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

 
 
Wake-up call on waste

Wake-up call on waste

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Designers and businesses from around the world are discovering the value of waste and fashioning it into ever-more ingenious products for resale. Stéphanie Semeraro checks out the smartest thinkers

 
 
A question of malfunction

A question of malfunction

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The PRN system is flawed and nowhere is this more evident than in aluminium recycling, insists Rick Hindley, who spells out what must be done to coax wary processors to embrace this crucial yardstick of performance

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Combined heat and power plant leads to highway danger

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The delivery of up to 45,000 tonnes of waste wood to support a combined heat and power plant proposed on a Merseyside industrial estate, would undermine highway and pedestrian safety.

 
 

Spreading of link road waste on adjoining land permitted

29th September, 2014, Waste Planning

An application to spread 17,000m2 of topsoil arising from a road scheme to a depth of 5.8 metres on land near the village of Gaydon has been approved by Warwickshire County Council.

 
 

Waste oil processing facility at Ellesmere Port set for approval

29th September, 2014, Waste Planning

Cheshire West and Cheshire Council has granted delegated authority to the Development Planning Manager to approve an application for processing of waste oils near Ellesmere Port, subject to re-advertisement of revisions showing larger capacity.

 
 

Controversial land inprovement scheme approved after amendments

24th September, 2014, Waste Planning

An application for agricultural improvements involving the deposit of waste materials on land at Low Row Barn near Kendall has been approved after the applicant submitted revised details.

 
 

Latest Comment

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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...