Huge Packington Landfill to Close in Birmingham, UK – Once Europe’s Busiest

Feb 24, 2015

The 50 year old Packington Landfill site opposite the NEC in Birmingham, UK is to finally close today, having swallowed some 35 million tonnes of waste over the years. 

Top Trumps For Big Dumps!

Feb 20, 2015

In Waste Atlas 2014 Annual Report the world's 50 biggest dumpsites were listed for the first time and their health and environmental impacts assessed. The dumpsites have been mapped and visualised in a unified way in order to provide a contextual snapshot of their technical, environmental and social aspects. It provides easy access to a number of key statistics for each site.

VIDEO: VICE Documentary on Waste Coal Ash Pollution in the U.S.

Feb 20, 2015

VICE News has published a two part documentary series looking at the issues surrounding the estimated 113 million tonnes of waste ash produced by coal fired power stations in the U.S. each year. 

Waste to Energy: The Carbon Perspective

Feb 19, 2015

Waste to energy plants are key treatment facilities for municipal solid waste in Europe. The technology provides efficient volume reduction, mass reduction and hygienisation of the waste. However, the technology is highly disputed in some countries. It is crucial to understand the role of waste to energy with respect to potential contributions to CO2 emissions and savings.

Bad Medicine? New Disposal Option

Feb 19, 2015

Pharmaceutical waste has been mainly treated through thermal processes such as incineration or, in unregulated areas, disposed of by direct discharge to sewer or land. But could a new non-thermal, scalable disposal process be just what the doctor ordered for managing this sensitive waste stream?

Glancing across the pond

Feb 18, 2015

When States within a nation of 350 million consumers make these decisions, waste managers had better be aware of what this will signify.

Shanks’ Cumbernauld Food Waste to Energy AD Plant to Double to 100,000 TPA

Feb 18, 2015

Shanks and its joint venture partner, Dundee based anaerobic digestion firm, Paragon Efficiencies, are doubling the capacity of the Energen Biogas plant in Cumbernauld, Scotland.

$1.8m Settlement for Beverage Container Recycling Program Fraudsters in California

Feb 17, 2015

California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program is to be paid $1.8 million in restitution from a Los Angeles area recycling business as part of a settlement agreement resulting from illegal claims for refunds on out-of-state bottles and cans. 

$130m Loan to Boost Waste Collection, Recycling & Sanitary Landfill in Morocco

Feb 17, 2015

A $130 million project to support the Moroccan national goal of achieving a 20% recycling rate by 2022, and ensuring all remaining municipal solid waste is disposed in sanitary landfills, has been approved by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors. 

VIDEO: Great Food Waste Documentary – Dumpster Diver Rob Green Close Up

Feb 12, 2015

A short documentary published by Full Frame CCTV America follows dumpster diver and food waste campaigner, Rob Green as he highlights the quantity of perfectly edible food discarded by major retailers in the U.S. each day.