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Energy from Waste technology is at the heart of a shift to a circular economy

13th June 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) report on the role of energy recovery in a circular economy last week (6 June) at the House of Commons, which was both well attended and well received. It is a short document (thankfully I hear you cry) that highlights the

CIWM’S New Member Network lays the foundations for the sector of tomorrow

30th May 2018 Posted by

Post by Dr Adam Read. I always look forward to May. Not because the weather starts to turn for the better, or because the athletics and cricket seasons kick in to gear, but because it is the spiritual home of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) Annual New Members Network (NMN) two-day conference and site tours. As an original

The state of local authority procurement and the challenges ahead

17th May 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Value for money, affordability and risk are without question the current watch words for our sector, and they are inextricably linked, and at the heart of all decisions about future service direction, from kerbside collections and recyclate processing, to residual treatment. These watch words featured heavily in the discussion during a recent CIWM webinar, from

SUEZ site-seeing | Part 12 | Suffolk energy-from-waste (EfW) facility

23rd April 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. The energy-from-waste facility, located in Great Blakenham, Suffolk is one of our newest sites which began operating in December 2014. The facility manages residual waste from Suffolk households in partnership with Suffolk County Council, though a 25-year partnership agreement. The site can process 269,000 tonnes of waste per annum, with 175,000 tonnes coming directly from Suffolk

We are finally asking the right questions about deposit return schemes

6th April 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Last week was perhaps a pivotal point in the evolution of UK waste management policy and practice, and that had nothing to do with our stagnating recycling rate or our hopes and fears post Brexit. No, it was down to the commitment from Michael Gove that England would have a deposit return system (DRS) for

SUEZ site-seeing | Part 10 | Kirklees materials recycling facility (MRF) and energy-from-waste (EfW) facility

4th April 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. SUEZ’s Kirklees site, located near Leeds, is one of the older sites and contracts in the SUEZ portfolio, which is an integrated contract dating back to 1998. The council collects recycling and residual waste commingled and brings both streams to the site for processing. Over 90 per cent of the waste is diverted from landfill

SUEZ site-seeing | Part 9 | Knowsley rail transfer station (Merseyside)

26th March 2018 Posted by

Posted by Dr Adam Read. Merseyside Energy Recovery Limited (MERL) is a consortium of companies brought together with the purpose of helping  Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) manage household waste in the most sustainable way. The MERL consortium consists of three companies, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, Sembcorp Utilities UK, and I-Environment Investments Ltd. Together, the consortium has financed,

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