Processing plants line up to tackle ‘fridge mountain’
Waste management, recycling and metal reprocessors are investing in new plants up and down the land to win a share of the massive market that is quite literally piling up to form “fridge mountains” that are posing a huge problem for local authorities. LAWE reviews recent developments that offer much needed solutions.
Recycling fund boosts initiatives
Defra’s National Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund is providing a welcome stimulus to the development of local authority recycling schemes to meet tougher recycling targets as councils struggle to cope with the “fridge mountain” and prepare for the impact of the forthcoming Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) Regulations. Editor Alexander Catto reviews development in this key recycling sector, in the latest of LAWE’s Tracking Trends features, that also reports on recent applications of recycling equipment and technology.
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