Veolia UK has submitted its planning application for a new energy-from-waste (EfW) facility, to be located near Alton, Hampshire, which it says will save 65,000 tonnes in carbon emissions each year.The planning application is for an advanced EfW facility, which will utilise non-recyclable residual waste to produce power for the National Grid. The facility will have a capacity of 30 megawatts (MW), and will be continuously monitored by the Environment Agency (EA).
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has expressed concerns over a lack of permitting capacity at the Environment Agency (EA) in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a significant infrastructure investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.
Trade association Carpet Recycling UK’s members oversee the incineration of almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet annually, 73 per cent of all carpets they divert from landfill, according to a new investigation.