Jaguar Land Rover drives circular value chain with REALCAR project
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will incorporate a sustainable aluminium alloy that contains up to 75% recycled content into the manufacturing of all of its vehicles, thanks to a successful collaborative project between the British carmaker and US aluminium can recycler Novelis.
Only one third of European e-waste 'properly recycled'
Just one third of all used-but-still-functioning electronics were properly recycled across the EU in 2012, according to a major new study by the UN and Interpol.
Mobile scrap metal collectors warned they must have correct licence
Scrap metal dealers including mobile collectors will require licences issued by councils they operate in to ensure material traceability, due to new rules.
Metals recycling legislation replaced for first time in almost 50 years
Today marks a "watershed moment" for the scrap metal industry with the introduction of new legislation.
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.
Bill passage promises iron fist for metal thieves
The Scrap Metal Dealers Bill, which aims to tackle metal theft, passed through the House of Lords Committee Stage today.
Newcastle hospitals and SITA UK double recycling rate
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust saw its year- on-year recycling totals increase from 326 tonnes in 2010-11 to 710 tonnes in 2011-12 following a new partnership with recycling and resource management company SITA UK.
Former Corus steelmaking plant rises from the ashes
Britain's biggest steel plant has restarted production two years after it was dramatically mothballed in Teeside.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (December 06)
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see changes to international rules on the storage of carbon under the seabed, a new EU directive on radioactive waste shipping come into force, while Scotland sees new regulations on home energy efficiency that will provide grants for insulation and energy efficiency works.
Turning the tide
After more than a decade of investigation and negotiation, a determined builder has moved a regulatory mountain to turn a polluted old shipyard into a residential complex and marina
The unexpected menace
Martin Petersen recently visited the tsunami-hit region of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to establish short-, mid- and long-term waste-management solutions
The ELV Directive threatens to increase the number of abandoned cars littering our streets. Peter McCrum finds out what can be done to tackle the problem
Fly-tipping in Birmingham was threatening to get out of hand before Operation Cleansweep. Peter McCrum looks at its success
Mayer Parry case sheds new light on metal packaging waste definition
Maria Cull, from law firm Herbert Smith, analyses recent environmental court rulings concerning business