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Why Construction Site Waste Management Needs to Become Integrated Sustainable Waste Management

It’s no longer good enough to assume that waste is everything we don’t want any more. Applying Integrated Sustainable Waste Management and good Construction Site Waste Management asks questions. Can we reduce the waste, reuse it, recycle it, and if not can we extract heat energy from it? By doing this it has been found […]

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UK Circular Economy Meets Defra Minister Opposition

A fuller title for this article would be; UK Circular Economy – Meets Defra Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey’s Opposition after Government Audit Office report shows a lack of rigour in the existing implementation of the EU’s policy for meeting circular economy (recycling) targets. We could have used that, but we can imagine that only the […]

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Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility Visited by Coffey and Makes Recyclable Video Ad

Recent events at Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling UK, are very welcome to waste management industry opinion-formers. It is also a big vote for the further development of the circular economy. Governments can talk about issues which concern us, they can pass legislation, and the population can want a thing to happen, but nothing will change and […]

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Poor Performing EU States are Failing to Meet Waste Diversion Targets

Poor performing EU member states are failing to meet waste diversion targets, a new EU Report explains. Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Turkey are still sending more than three quarters of their municipal waste to landfill. The EU will also, soon take Slovakia to court for violating landfill rules, and failing to achieve sufficient waste diversion away from […]

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Recycling Revisited – Contamination Risk from Lead Based Paint On Concrete

Ensuring The Safe Use/Disposal of Recycled Concrete When Painted With Lead Based Paint On this page we provide the  Wikipedia cited content from an article titled, “Recycling Revisited” which was showing as a broken link in Wickipedia (En), and an update on current guidelines. The original article was by Charles Rathmann,ᅠand dated August 4, 2005,ᅠin the Western […]

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Concrete Recycling

A “Natural” For Aggregates Producers Staff: Western Builder, 12/2/2004 Recycling concrete and asphalt rubble and the results of demolition can be a really profitable addition to an aggregates quarrying organisation’s competitive arsenal, as numerous operators in this industry have discovered in recent years. In fact, a road-portable recycling system could make back its original investment […]

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Poisonous TVs and Poison PCs and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

US Report Titled – Poison PCs and Toxic TVs (Also Highly Relevant to Mobile Phone Recycling) Poison PCs and Toxic TVs, was a broken citation link in Wikipedia (Ref: 2 at the following url, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_recycling, but we found that it is available on the “WayBack Machine”, by following this link.: https://web.archive.org/web/20100707004243/http://www.svtc.org/site/DocServer/ppcttv2004.pdf?docID=301ᅠ [box type=”info”]Vistors from Wikipedia should […]

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Why Recycle My Mobile Device? Smartphone Tablet etc

When people ask “why recycle my mobile device“, we reply that it is important that you do recycle all mobile phones, cell phones, tablets etc. That is because recovering the gold, silver, palladium and copper found in 50 million cell phones would reduce the demand for mining fresh metals by nearly 14 tons annually, according […]

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Zero Waste and UK Recycling Progress

Landfills vary immensely, but even the most recently developed are not considered to provide a sustainable way of getting rid of rubbish.  They can cause pollution, and certainly hold the potential to do so. Very few of us want to live near to them, and the methane gas produced by them is a major contributor […]

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Co-mingled Waste Collection Mixed Waste and Kerbside Sorting Explained

Local authorities worldwide are striving to improve their recycling rates, including by co-mingled waste collection. The rates of recycling and waste diversion away from landfill being achieved, have been shown to be much improved by the choice of collection system, and the variety of boxes and bins provided for disposal of the municipal waste generated […]

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Construction and Demolition Waste and Recycling

In tonnage terms construction and demolition waste is the UK’s largest waste stream accounting for 90 Million tonnes of material per year in England and Wales alone. To drive the recovery of demolition material and the use of recycled materials in new structures, ICE, working with London Remade and Envirocentre has developed the Demolition Protocol […]

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Scrap Metal Dealers Bill UK

THE Scrap Metal Dealers Bill (UK) has been in-force since about October 2013. The new law means that dealing in cash for scrap metal, operating without a license or breaching the license conditions could now result in heavy penalties. Magistrates are now able to impose unlimited fines on offenders. The bill means that anyone selling […]

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Waste Removal Companies Listed and Discussed

You don’t often see a company describing themselves as waste removal companies (removers) and yet in effect there are a wide range of operators that provide waste removal services, so we decided to write about them. Who are the waste removers? Any company which offers a service to remove waste from multiple locations can be […]

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How to Recycle Concrete and Save Money at the Same Time

There has been a view in the construction industry that crushing concrete is really only for the large scale stationary crushers. But, never has that been further from the truth than now. Crushing concrete on site with a mini crusher is very viable and makes strong financial sense.  Mini crushers can get into the smallest […]