The Environment Agency has seen reports that local authorities are stockpiling waste and being re-charged by contractors to cover their costs of paying to dispose of waste
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With the right policy interventions, energy from waste (EfW) could divert up to 60 million tonnes of waste from landfill over the next ten years and boost GDP by £3bn each year, according to the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
The government has rejected a call from MPs for Heathrow Airport to be required to remove and replace an incinerator lying in the path of its proposed third runway as a condition of approval of its expansion plans
A coalition of refuse derived fuel (RDF) companies has called on the government to take action to enable RDF export to Europe to continue unhindered after Brexit.
New figures show Scotland increased the amount of waste processed through either anaerobic digestion or composting by 20.4% in 2016
The Northern Irish civil service is appealing a High Court planning decision which has halted infrastructure decisions across the country
The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating a potential ‘loophole’ open to exploitation by businesses exporting refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from England to the rest of Europe
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