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Community composting takes off

Community composting takes off

A pilot project to reward people who compost their food waste launched last week - one of four community projects and schools to win cash donations for recycling more.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Daring to develop on the plains

Daring to develop on the plains

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Developers should not dismiss flood plains as waste site locations, writes Kevin Parr, but learn from one company's experience securing planning permission through flood risk mitigation and the provision of flood compensation

 
 
Digging for treasure in the trash

Digging for treasure in the trash

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Landfill mining may not appear immediately viable on a large scale, but Kathryn Warren and Adam Read believe the spiralling demand for resources will see such operations becoming crucial in the near future It has been almost two years since Ricard...

 
 
Academics and anaerobics

Academics and anaerobics

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Cranfield University's new research pilot plant will make a central contribution to expanding the anaerobic digestion sector. Cecilia Fenech describes its industrial-scale facilities and potential for supporting innovation

 
 
Getting to know your waste

Getting to know your waste

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

New technical guidance on hazardous waste classification is about to be published but many are still grappling with major changes contained in the previous version. Amy Parekh-Pross sheds light on how to test waste for safe disposal

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Catchment restriction on ERF lifted

26th April, 2015, Waste Planning

East Sussex County Council has agreed to lift a restriction limiting the catchment area for waste imported to Veolia's Newhaven energy from waste facility (ERF) to the administrative areas of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

 
 

Conversion of dockside warehouse to recycling use accepted

26th April, 2015, Waste Planning

Swansea City Council has permitted the change of use of a former timber merchant's premises to a glass recycling centre with associated storage.

 
 

Longer hours granted for ELV recycling operation

26th April, 2015, Waste Planning

An application seeking to extend the hours of operation of an end of life vehicle recycling operation in Godalming has been approved by Surrey County Council.

 
 

Stoneleigh Park AD proposal withdrawn prior to determination

26th April, 2015, Waste Planning

An application for an anaerobic digestion plant near an ancient woodland of heritage and ecological value in Warwickshire has been withdrawn by the applicant after planning officers recommended refusal.

 
 

Latest Comment

Neighbourhood development plans give communities a greater say

Neighbourhood development plans give communities a greater say

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Anyone needing planning permission will know the importance of the statutory development plan in the planning determination

 
 
Are the green bank's EfW investments justified?

Are the green bank's EfW investments justified?

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

The Green Investment Bank's (GIB's) investment in energy-from-waste (EfW) projects has come under fire more than once - most recently from consultancy Eunomia

 
 
A fresh format shows how food waste is past its sell-by date

A fresh format shows how food waste is past its sell-by date

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published the findings of a study to demonstrate the business case for preventing food waste by reviewing and extending product life, even by just one day

 
 
Show government what a vision should look like

Show government what a vision should look like

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

If you looked through the waste trade press in the last quarter of 2014 you would have gained a varied and conflicting picture of the current state of waste infrastructure in the UK.