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Siemens: Integrated approach to EfW could cut plant costs by 13%

EXCLUSIVE: The current system for delivering energy-from-waste (EfW) plants in the UK is not fit for purpose, according to the head of renewable power and oil and gas at Siemens UK.

In the European Union 8% of its e-waste will just be thrown into waste bins - amounting to 0.7 million tonnes

Majority of 40 million tonne global e-waste binned, says UNU

The amount of discarded electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) globally reached 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, with the vast majority neither re-used nor disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

FEAD outlines a variety of sustainability and waste-management improvements

Five waste disposal reforms to create EU circular economy

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has published its six-year strategy for achieving a circular economy throughout Europe.

The regeneration project will see 706 new homes connected to an energy efficient heat and power system. Image courtesy of Conran & Partners

Landlord goes green with Green Man Lane project

One of the UK's leading landlords has boosted its environmental credentials with a £136m regeneration programme connecting new homes to an energy efficient heat and power system.

Artist impression of planned EfW plant

Norfolk County Council ceases EfW contract

Norfolk County Council's Cabinet has voted to abandon its King's Lynn energy-from-waste (EfW) contract with Cory Wheelabrator.

Royal BAM Group reports 9% increase in CO2 emissions

Construction and development firm Royal BAM Group has reported a 9% increase in carbon emissions in 2013, from 2012, which it claims is due to an increase in contracts last year.

City Link sets itself 80% waste recycling target

Premium express parcel carrier City Link has set itself a target to recycle 80% of its waste within the next nine months although the goal could be reached as early as next February.

An aerial shot of the anaerobic digestor, already in place at Stoke Bardolph

Severn Trent Water to invest in £15m AD plant

Severn Trent Water is to invest £15m into an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant that will break down, digest and turn sewage sludge into clean, renewable energy.

London schools to benefit from interest free energy efficiency loans

Schools in London could save £32m and cut carbon emissions by more than 125,000 tonnes over the next ten years under a new scheme, launched today by the Mayor Boris Johnson.

FCC Environment group development director Richard Belfield is the latest in our 'Leaders' interview series

VIDEO: FCC Environment - "Circular economy will build huge value into waste"

The circular economy could inject new levels of sophistication into the waste industry according to leading contractor FCC Environment, in the latest of our Resource Revolution leader interview series.

Achieving sustainability through financial rigour

Committing to a sustainability programme requires ambition, a clear understanding of how targets will be achieved and, above all, backing from management, employees and partners. But how integral is it to apply financial disciplines to a business's sustainability plan? Leigh Stringer finds out

Interserve to cut water usage by 20% by 2016

Interserve has announced that it aims to reduce its water consumption by 20% in three years following the release of its 2020 sustainability programme, which looks at the stewardship of energy and natural resources.

Small businesses set to benefit from mammoth water meter roll-out

At least 20% of the 1,600 jobs created by Irish Water's domestic water metering programme will be given to people from small local businesses and the unemployed, it was announced today.

New £2.8m works secure water for Scotland's remotest community

Work has been completed on an innovative £2.8m replacement water treatment plant which will serve Scotland's most northerly inhabited island in the Shetlands.

UK losing out as precious metal waste shipped abroad

The Government has been urged to put a halt to the export of recoverable precious metals as a review of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) legislation draws closer.

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Green Deal facing frosty reception with little appetite for energy efficiency

Money-saving incentives through the Green Deal will not necessarily lead to a flood in demand for energy efficiency measures, according to new research.

Abu Dhabi - a city with growing demand for better water infrastructure

GE contracted for world's largest wastewater treatment plant

General Electric's (GE) Power Conversion business has won a contract worth more than $10m (£6.2m) to help with the construction of the world's largest wastewater treatment plant in Abu Dhabi.

Bath businesses set to benefit from BID waste scheme

Over 600 businesses in Bath are expected to benefit from cheaper waste disposal bills following a business improvement district (BID) proposal to streamline service provision.

Veolia and Suez move to quash merger rumours

The French parent companies of Veolia and SITA, two of the UK's biggest waste contractors, have denied merger talks following intense market speculation about the possibility of a deal.

Water reduction project takes off

London Stansted Airport has carried out a programme of leak detection and pipe repair that has reduced water consumption on the site by nearly a third and water use in 2011 fell by 205m litres compared with the year before. Sustainable Business finds out more.

Clean GB - the Westminster team had the streets cleansed and ready to go an hour and 20 minutes after the cycling road race ended

Clean GB - the Olympic waste squad

A 200-strong 'clean team' may well be the unsung heroes of the London games as they work to keep the streets of the capital clear of rubbish throughout the Olympics, clearing 17,000 bags of rubbish over the first weekend of the games alone.

The proposed renewable energy centre that Viridor plans to build

In brief: Energy-from-waste contract news

Lots to report on the energy-from-waste (EfW) front this week, with major infrastructure due to come on-stream across England, Scotland and Wales over the next three years.

Tricky access made trenchless technology the only option

Contractor case study: Pilot auger boring success

When specialist contractor Conwell Contracts was brought in to assist on a drainage scheme in Carlow, Ireland, it proved a memorable challenge.

Tower Hamlets Council’s objective of delivering cleaner, safer streets to its residents is aided by twenty RVS refuse vehicles, operated by Cleanaway.

Tower Hamlets Council choose twenty RVS Refuse Vehicles to help spearhead borough clean-up campaign.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council have hired twenty RVS refuse vehicles to support their cleansing contractor Cleanaway Ltd. The new vehicles will be used to replace an expired fleet, which was used on a previous contract. The seven year deal with RVS includes full maintenance of the fleet.

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