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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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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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The Landfill Directive Fact File

THE EUROPEAN Directive 1999/31/ EC on the Landfill of Waste (Landfill Directive) was incorporated into English law by the Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002, with amendments issued in 2004 and 2005. The overall objective is to: “… prevent or reduce as far as possible the negative effects on the environment, in particular the pollution […]

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Inert Waste Disposal – Is My Waste Inert?

Inert waste disposal should be simple and cheap, because there is no need to send it to a licensed landfill. But, do make sure it really is “inert” before you offer it to a farmer for improving farm access tracks, for example. Inert materials are by definition un-reactive, both biologically and chemically. This means that […]

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Inert Waste and How to Find an Inert Waste Landfill Near You

Inert waste means “waste that does not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformations”. Inert waste will not dissolve, burn or otherwise physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely affect other matter with which it comes into contact in a way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm to human health. The total […]