landfill

Landfill Tax up and illegal site penalties in force

Landfill Tax up and illegal site penalties in force Landfill Tax rates increased across the UK from 1 April 2018 and the tax was extended to include disposals at unauthorised waste sites in England and Northern Ireland. Another significant change … Read More

Experts Warn that the Waste Sector Needs Notice on Targets

The chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has suggested that the waste industry would need up to five years’ notice in order to prepare for the introduction of landfill bans. June Steve Lee, provided evidence in … Read More

Harmless Bacteria Engineered to Turn Landfill Waste into Biodegradable Plastic

A team of students from Imperial College London have been recognised for their project, which uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic. Harmless bacteria have been engineered to turn landfill waste into a … Read More

Is All Waste Sent to Landfill Valid?

Most waste to landfill ‘cannot be justified’ according to Lord Taylor. In a recent article published by Business Green, the Environment Minister promises renewed ambition from Defra on everything from plastic bags to air pollution. Over the past couple of … Read More