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CIWM and ESA join forces

CIWM and ESA join forces

Two of the UK's biggest and most influential professional groups on waste management have agreed to work closer together to toughen up policy and technical activities.

 

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

Flood risk and landscape character weigh against bund proposal

23rd November, 2014, Waste Planning

Lancashire County Council has refused to permit the construction of a bund because of its location in the countryside and in an area where there was a high likelihood of flooding.

 
 

Amendments to recycling facility near Heathrow airport approved

23rd November, 2014, Waste Planning

A recycling, recovery and processing facility for construction and demolition waste on a 9.4 hectare site in Stanwell Moor, near Heathrow Airport has been approved by Surrey County Council subject to referral to the secretary of state as a departure ...

 
 

Waste management facility allowed to continue until 2042

22nd November, 2014, Waste Planning

An application seeking an extension of the waste management operations at Whiscombe waste management site for 25 years until 2042 has been approved by Somerset County Council.

 
 

Reclamation of historic foundry tip permitted

19th November, 2014, Waste Planning

Proposals to re-grade and re-contour an existing foundry waste tip and to restore the site to agriculture and amenity use have been approved by Derbyshire County Council.

 
 

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...