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CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

In preparation for the upcoming general election, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has reviewed Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England. The objective was to assess its ongoing relevance and pinpoint any policy gaps hindering support for the UK’s future needs. A working group of CIWM members carried out this examination, resulting in...

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How to make your life greener in 2024

How to make your life greener in 2024

It is a common practice for people worldwide to start a new year with a change in their lifestyle. According to the People’s Climate Vote, a UN survey of public opinion on climate change, people worldwide recognise it as a global emergency and agree that we should take necessary measures to address it. Although people...

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O’Donovan Waste launches Net-Zero pledge

O’Donovan Waste launches Net-Zero pledge

O’DONOVAN Waste is proud to announce its pledge to help tackle the climate emergency by setting out its ambitious aspirations to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2035. Multi-award winning O’Donovan is a dynamic leader in the construction, demolition and waste sectors with a proven track record for placing greener initiatives and environmental performance at the...

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New ADEPT President launches climate change policy position

New ADEPT President launches climate change policy position

MARK Kemp, the new President of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT), has launched the Climate Change and Green Growth policy position. The paper, which urges government to give local authorities the powers, resources and funding they need to deliver net zero, sets out ADEPT’s position that national targets will...

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How to have an eco-friendly Easter: End the egg-sessive waste

How to have an eco-friendly Easter: End the egg-sessive waste

SUPERMARKETS have been cracking down on their waste. With net-zero strategies dominating government and business agendas, supermarkets have been under pressure to do their bit. Morrisons recently announced their plans to scrap best before dates on their milk to try and avoid waste, while WRAP recently published a study encouraging supermarkets to drop single-use packaging...

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New electric fleet for Exeter City Council

New electric fleet for Exeter City Council

EXETER City Council will soon be taking delivery of three new electric refuse vehicles, which will ultimately be powered by renewable energy sources, to help the city achieve its target to become carbon neutral by 2030. Following a successful trial last year three Dennis Eagle eCollect 26t electric Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) will be delivered...

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Turning up the heat on energy from waste

Turning up the heat on energy from waste

THE Environmental Services Association (ESA) has today (Thursday 10th March) published a new “EfW Heat Network Directory” as part of an ongoing initiative to unlock the potential of energy-from-waste power plants to deliver low carbon heating for UK homes and businesses. The ESA, which represents the majority of the UK’s energy-from waste (EfW) operators, has published...

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