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VIDEO: Smaller footprint: Vietnamese shoe-waste to be shredded into fuel

The production-waste from Vietnam's largest shoe factory will be converted into a fossil-fuel replacement thanks to a new partnership between shredding firm Untha and building materials firm Holcim.

Scotland unveils £3.8m recycling fund

A £3.8 million fund for waste sorting, repair and recycling projects launched by the Scottish Government has been unveiled.

Increasing levels of RDF are being exported

UK is missing the boat on extracting value from waste, report warns

The UK is missing out on opportunities to extract greater value from its waste at home and abroad, according to a new report.

UK playing 'risky' game with heavy reliance on RDF/SRF exports

Future market volatility around refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) could put the UK's renewable energy strategy at risk, new research has warned.

In brief: Energy-from-waste contract news

Lots of activity on the energy recovery front of late, as the next tranche of treatment infrastructure gets the green light across the UK.

Hampshire leads race to be first zero waste county

Hampshire is poised to be become the first UK county council to achieve zero waste to landfill following the opening of a solid recovery fuel (SRF) facility.

Is it time to come clean on SRF?

Should solid recovered fuel be reclassified as a product or a fuel? Marcus Brew considers the arguments for and against

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James Cropper wins £3m government grant for SRF plant

A paper and advanced materials company, James Cropper, has been awarded a £3.15m Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to develop a steam raising plant in order to reduce its environmental impact.

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.

Waste sector bullish over future growth for RDF and SRF

Confidence is growing in the long term prospects of the UK's fuel from waste market, according to a report out today (November 16).

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VIDEO: Veolia's first inner-city MBT facility set to open in 2012

London's first inner-city integrated waste management facility (IWMF) is on track to be fully operational by January 2012 - and could form the blueprint for other urban developments, it was announced yesterday (November 10).

Refuse-derived fuel will be one of the main outputs from the MBT facility

Shanks extends its reach in Scotland with AD and MBT

Shanks Group has opened anaerobic digestion (AD) and mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities in Glasgow, as part of its strategy to extend its reach north of the border.

Glimpse into future of flooding

Ofwat has demanded flood risk assessment be included in April's five-year exercise. Justin Butler, managing director of Ambiental Technical Solutions, explains the assessment and protection measures utilities need to take

Bridging the gap

RPS principal consultant Claudia Amos and consultant David Rodgers study ways of determining end markets and uses for waste-derived products

EPA defends Combined Sewer Overflow and funding policies

The EPA has criticised proposed Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) legislation as "a step backward" for efforts to implement its own CSO Policy, and has defended the ability of the State Revolving Funds (SRF) system to finance clean water infrastructure projects.

US EPA outlines Clinton Budget Plan

President Clinton's proposed Budget Plan for 2000 includes $7.2 billion for the US EPA plus a $9.5Bn five-year credit program to help communities restrict urban sprawl.

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