Waste management firms warned on rising prices.

Waste management firms warned on rising prices.

The Government is to warn waste management companies it will issue regulations on them if refuse charges continue to increase. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is to meet the firms on Friday evening and advise them he will intervene to ensure the pay-by-weight scheme is not abused. Mr Coveney said it would be a complicated […]

Proposals to boost Manchester’s recycling rates announced.

Proposals to boost Manchester’s recycling rates announced.

The council is proposing a change to its collection service for non-recyclable waste, in a bid to increase the city’s recycling rates and save £2.4m per year on waste disposal costs. The proposed change, which will be discussed at the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday 21 June, would see residents’ current 240-litre capacity black […]

Geotech eyes greater market potential in Malaysia’s Renewable Energy.

Geotech eyes greater market potential in Malaysia’s Renewable Energy.

Leading UK manufacturer of biogas analysers focuses on nation’s palm oil and landfill sectors. Geotechnical Instruments Ltd. (Geotech) is enhancing its focus and investment in Malaysia and South East Asia by empowering industry players in the renewable energy sector in the region.  The United Kingdom-based manufacturer of biogas analysers is targeting revenue growth of 20% […]

UK’s largest metaldehyde-free farming trial expanded for a second year.

UK’s largest metaldehyde-free farming trial expanded for a second year.

The UK’s largest ever metaldehyde-free farming trial has been expanded after successful first year results achieved a 60% drop in levels of the chemical detected in reservoir tributaries. Year two of the Slug It Out campaign will see it extended to include Rutland – the largest natural catchment in the UK for a reservoir at […]

Cabinet nod for 3 solid waste management parks.

Cabinet nod for 3 solid waste management parks.

The council of ministers on Wednesday approved a proposal to establish three integrated solid waste management parks near Bengaluru. The Urban Development department (UDD) has prepared the proposal in order to address the problem of garbage disposal. Initiatives such as waste-to-energy, waste-to-compost and recycling of waste will be taken up under one roof without causing […]

North Carolina Senate approves bill to end electronics recycling in the State.

North Carolina Senate approves bill to end electronics recycling in the State.

The state Senate agreed Monday evening to do away with North Carolina’s recently-created electronics recycling program and a related ban on computers, televisions and printers in local landfills. Eliminating the recycling effort was incorporated into the Senate Republicans’ annual “regulatory reform” bill, which was approved in a largely 30-15 party-line vote and now goes to […]

FEAD comments on the European Commission’s Roadmap on waste to energy.

FEAD comments on the European Commission’s Roadmap on waste to energy.

The complementary role of waste to energy in the Circular Economy. FEAD welcomes the fact that the Commission will further assess the interface between energy and waste policy in its upcoming Communication on Waste to Energy, as part of the EU Energy Union and of the Circular Economy Package. The Communication is expected to stress […]

Siemens to supply steam turbine for energy recovery facility in the UK.

Siemens to supply steam turbine for energy recovery facility in the UK.

Siemens has received an order for components for an energy recovery facility in Hull, United Kingdom. The scope of supply includes an SST-600 Enhanced Platform industrial steam turbine, a SGen5-100A generator as well as the SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system. Siemens will also supply a 35-MVA power transformer. The client for the steam turbine set […]