Day: 15 November 2004
Recycling targets drive innovation in design
Tough national recycling targets, coupled with 'ring-fenced' funding for local authority recycling projects continue to stimulate demand for specialised solutions in plant, and above all, vehicles. LAWE Editor Alexander Catto, reviews recent developments by manufacturers who offer recycling managers in both the public and private sectors a wide range of tailor-made vehicles
Volvo serves expanding recycling market
Volvo is one of the leading chassis manufacturers which is gaining business from the booming demand for recycling and waste collection vehicles. Specialist haulier James Baxter Haulage Ltd has taken delivery recently of three new high specification FH12 6x2 push axle tractor units from Volvo Truck and Bus (South)'s Stoney Stanton depot, part of an order of four. The vehicles are being used for recycling applications.
Courts pass landmark judgements on contaminated land
Recent judgements in both the European Court of Justice and in English courts have considerable significance, as Alan Fieldsend of Clarks, a full service law firm based in London and Reading whose specialist arms include a Waste Projects Group, part of a wider Environmental & Projects Group, explains in this special two-part contribution. The first article reports on recent case law and the second part deals with the need for due diligence for local authorities ahead of taking action under Part IIA of the EPA.
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