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Coca-Cola and Nestle back food-and-drink pouch recycling scheme
Flexible laminate packaging, such as food and drink pouches, could soon be included in existing household recycling schemes thanks to a new trial.
VIDEO: Scientists turn old toothpaste tubes into fuel and precious metal
Nestlé, Kraft Foods and Mondelez International are part-funding a new commercial-scale recycling plant that can turn old toothpaste tubes into aluminium and fuel in just three minutes.
Defra slammed for 'stepping back' from waste
Defra has been slammed for "stepping back" from waste and needs to show strong leadership in order to improve England's recycling rate, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.
Biochar development offers environmental 'triple-win'
The development of 'biochar', a process of turning biomass into a form of charcoal, is set to help tackle carbon emissions, generate environmentally-friendly energy and enhance soil fertility, says the European Commission.
Plastic banknotes have 'stronger environmental performance' than cotton counterparts
New plastic banknotes are greener than their cotton counterparts, according to research released by the Bank of England.
Value of European EfW market will rise to $5bn by 2016
Investment in the European energy-from-waste (EfW) market is expected to reach $5bn by 2016 as landfill diversion strategies gather pace over the next three years.
First foil laminate recycling plant gets commercial go-ahead
Foil laminate packaging recycling has taken a major step forward as a site has been secured to build the world's first commercial-scale plant for recovering this material.
Upgrading MSW before energy recovery sparks profit potential
Pre-treating household waste before sending it to energy recovery could offer higher financial returns for waste operators, according to new research.
Government faces calls to bolster support for EfW
Energy-from-waste leaders have called on the Government to do more to back low carbon technologies following the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle this week.
EfW vital to UK meeting future waste targets
A pressing need to increase recovery rates for non-municipal waste streams will drive strong growth in energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies over the next four years, new research reveals.
VIDEO: Unilever targets pyrolysis for sachet waste
Unilever is exploring the potential of energy recovery to add value to its single use sachet packaging waste stream.
Wind sector breathes sigh of relief over Renewables Obligation (RO) banding review
The onshore wind sector has expressed relief following the government's Renewables Obligation (RO) banding review, cutting the sector's support by 10% compared to the 25% previously expected.
ANALYSIS: EfW hot winner in ROCs banding review
Energy-from-waste appears to have benefited ahead of other renewable energy technologies under the latest review of the renewables obligation certificate (ROC) subsidy banding.
Bioenergy research hub powers up
The efficiency and whole-life impact of bioenergy is to be probed under a new research hub, which will investigate the practicalities of various technology streams and their outputs.
Nestlé pushes for EfW debate on mixed plastics
Nestlé has called for more lifecycle assessment around post-consumer mixed plastics, arguing that a there may be greater role for energy recovery in dealing with this waste stream.
Clean-tech EfW firm gets commercial go-ahead
A compact advanced thermal treatment technology that can deal with complex waste streams on-site has been approved for commercial-scale production by the Environment Agency.
Microwaves used to recycle plastic/aluminium laminate cartons
A new and innovative process by which plastic and aluminium laminate cartons, such as those used for fruit juice, are broken down using microwaves, separating the aluminium and plastic so that they can be recovered, has been honoured at an awards ceremony at the London Science Museum.